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Children of America - Sterling
46586 S. Cottage Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(571) 926-9324

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: March 27, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
VENDSUB-000 ADMINISTRATION
VENDSUB-000 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
VENDSUB-000 PHYSICAL PLANT
VENDSUB-000 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION
VENDSUB-000 PROGRAMS
VENDSUB-000 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES
VENDSUB-000 SPECIAL SERVICES

Technical Assistance:
Discussion of adding to staff handbook procedures with regards to the immediate notification of the parents by the child day center if any confirmed or suspected allergic reactions / ingestion of prohibited food even if a reaction did not occur.

Comments:
The annual SHSI inspection was conducted for Children of America located in Sterling, Virginia. This inspection was done in unison with the Unannounced Monitoring Inspection performed on this date as well. If you should have any future questions, please call. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Violations:
Standard #: VENDSUB-000-031-B-3
Description: Based on review and interview, not all lockdown procedures were included in the center Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan (EP&RP). Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/27/2017) general information with regards to locking front door to secure build was stated within the center's EP&RP. 2. The Center Director stated (during an interview conducted on the date of inspection) that the EP&RP did not contain the specific lockdown locations for each classroom; the accommodations or special requirements for infants, toddlers, and children with special needs to ensure their safety during lockdown; and the reunification procedure for parents to obtain their child after the lockdown event.

Plan of Correction: These procedures shall be added to the center's EP&RP.

Disclaimer:
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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