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Hopkins House - Helen Day Preschool Academy
1224 Princess Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 480-4081

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: May 2, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 10:00am-12:30pm. There were 56 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 9 staff. The physical plant, 6 staff records, 4 children?s records, 3 medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, singing songs with children, and reading books. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Leah Pagala at or (703) 537-6757.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain complete and up to date records for all children. . Evidence: Child B are missing one parent work phone number.

Plan of Correction: I will call parent and get phone number.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, equipment in the center was not maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: A plastic toy piano had rusted keys and had visible dirt and dust on the surface. The door to the toddler room does not fully close. It appears to be misaligned and therefore cannot close properly.

Plan of Correction: The toy was removed from the infant area at the time of inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-L
Description: Based on observation, infant walkers were used in the infant room. Evidence: Two infant walkers were in the older infant room at the time of inspection.

Plan of Correction: The walkers were removed from use at the time of inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on record review and observation, the center had expired medication. Evidence: Child A had a medication which expired on 2/2017.

Plan of Correction: We will give back medication and get the child a new medication.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review, the minimum two shelter in place practice drills per year have not been conducted. Evidence: The last shelter in place drill conducted was in 4/2016.

Plan of Correction: We will conduct shelter in place drill this month.


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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.


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