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Goddard School - Leesburg
601 Tavistock Drive, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 443-6766

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: March 24, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held on the topics of current enrollment and current staffing. Discussion was held in the Infant room with regards to the hanging objects, and the use of the foot-operated trash can. Discussion with Assistant Director in encouraging parent to complete allergy questions with "N/A" if it is not applicable versus leaving a blank space.

The following inspection took place between the hours of 10 am through 2:30 pm. Today, I met with the Staff of the Goddard School located in Leesburg, Virginia. At the start of this unannounced monitoring inspection there were a total of 108 children with 16 staff; good ratios in all 9 rooms. A total of 5 children?s files and 5 staff files were reviewed. The children were engaged in the following: story time, circle time, dancing, music, hand washing, diaper changing, art, games, center activities within each room, lunch, nap time, and other organized activities. If you should have any future questions, please call. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on review, 1 of 5 children's files reviewed indicated that the center did not obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for a child under the age of two years. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/24/2017), an updated immunization page was not available for Child #3. 2. The most recent documentation on file was dated - 04/28/2016. 3. Based on the information on file, on the date of inspection, Child #3 was under the age of two years.

Plan of Correction: The Parent of Child #3 shall be contacted and an update immunization page shall be obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review, 1 of 5 children's files reviewed indicated that each child did not have a physical examination (by or under the direction of a physician) within one month after attendance. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/24/2017), a physical was not available for review for Child #3. 2. The start date for Child #3 was listed as - 05/31/2016.

Plan of Correction: The Parents of Child #3 shall be contacted and a physical shall be obtained and placed on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, 2 of 5 staff files reviewed indicated that not all of the required information was contained within each staff's record. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/24/2017), educational documentation was not available for review for the following staff: Staff #1, and Staff #2. 2. Both Staff #1, and Staff #2 were listed as lead teachers.

Plan of Correction: Each staff shall be contacted and educational documentation shall be obtained and placed on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, was not maintained in a safe and condition. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/24/2017), areas and equipment were not in compliance. Inside the center: a. In the Infant room - a blue and yellow step mat showed signs of wear; a small hole in the lower corner and fraying were visible. b. In the First Step room - The cord to the window blind extend down to where it would become accessible to the children in care. c. In Pre-Toddler room - The foot-operated trash can was not in working order; when the step was used, the lid did not lift up. d. In Toddler room - a red mat chair was observed to be heavily worn and frayed. e. In Pre-K room - chipping paint was observed on far wall near the house keeping area on trim close to floor. Outside the center: f. On School-age/Preschool playground - A 5 inch crack was observed on the first step of the playground equipment. This step showed that the cracking was along the edge and may become a snagging point. It was observed to be 1/16 of an inch separated from the metal. g. Between playgrounds - The gate, near its hinge, has begun to separate and may serve as a potential pinch point.

Plan of Correction: a. step mat will be replaced. b. corrected on the date of inspection. c. will be replaced. d. will fix or in needed, replaced. e. sand it down and repaint. f. maintenance shall be contacted, and if needed shall be contracted out to fix. g. maintenance shall fix; long range goal is to replace all fencing.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-D
Description: Based on observation and interview, cleaning materials were located above food equipment. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/24/2017), within the Toddler room's closet, cleaning supplies were observed being stored on the top shelf. 2. Directly below a spray bottle marked water & bleach solution were "sippy cups." 3. Staff #1 stated (during an interview conducted on the date of inspection) that these sippy cups were stored as extras for children who may forget to bring their own.

Plan of Correction: That the cleaning supplies shall be moved to a different area.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on review, not all required first aid supplies were available. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/24/2017), tweezers were not available for the first aid kit review. 2. This was confirmed on the date of inspection by the Assistant Director.

Plan of Correction: Tweezers shall be purchased for the first aid kit.

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.


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