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NOVA KinderCare Learning Center
1227 North Ivy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-2288

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: April 12, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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:
Discuss with staff the 30 minutes of nap and then include activities. Playground Safety including positioning of staff, maintaining resilient surfacing and updates of equipment. Injury Prevention is a document based on revisions after reviewing the past years injury reports. Also include staff in the the revisions.

An unannounced inspection has been conducted between 140- 400. The Inspector reviewed ratios, supervision, program, nap, and also daily reports. The staff were interviewed and questions about allergies, action plans, and medication were answered. Staff were able to share stories about the children, were friendly, and cooperative. Ratios were reviewed and discussed with the acting Director. Records, special care provisions, and menu were also reviewed. The entire Center has been painted and all physical plant violations have been corrected. Please call with questions 703-479-4679.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-I
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the center has not maintained written procedures for injury prevention. Evidence: 1. Acting Management was unable to locate and various binders were reviewed to view. 2. Based on review of injury record and interviews, center has not updated the injury prevention methods that staff stated they discuss in monthly meetings.

Plan of Correction: Will still look to see if the procedures can be located but we will also create an updated injury prevention plan that will be based on the last years injury reports.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Description: Upon review of center's procedures, the center does not have a written playground safety plan that includes the layout and positioning of staff to equipment.

Plan of Correction: We just completed the Preservice training and if we cannot locate the centers plan, we will create a new one that includes "zoning of the playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Record review of 4 staff files revealed center is not completing staff files. 1. Staff #1 does not include start date, position title,emergency contact, and a Sworn Disclosure Statement. 2. Staff #2 does not include start date and position title. 3. Staff #3 who started in February, 2017, does not have Background checks as required by the regulation entitled Background Checks for Licensed Child Day Centers.

Plan of Correction: We are working on our files and will organize these files.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-D
Description: Based on staff interviews, record review, and observation, the cneter has not ensured ratio requirments during rest period in one class. Evidence: 1. Inspector observed 12 children with 2 staff for approximately 5-10 minutes. Out of the 12 children sleeping, 6 children were under 16 months and defined as an infant. 2. Ratios may double for children 16 months on up but infants are not included in rest period ratio.

Plan of Correction: Another staff member returned and was not out the entire rest. Staff and management will write up assessments for these children as they have been with the group because they are ready to be included in this group. It was an error in not documenting development because our ratio for toddlers and infants are the same.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-A
Description: Based on record review of a staff member hired in February, the center has not obtained a Search for central registry and criminal background check before the end of 30 days of employment.

Plan of Correction: We will resend if necessary and will make sure new staff have background checks sent out within the first 7 days.

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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