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Ballston Children's Center
3850 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 527-7200

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: Oct. 3, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.

Comments:
Today an unannounced complaint investigation was initiated with a local agency regarding supervision, cleanliness and dehydration. All involved parties were interviewed and this complaint was deemed valid with regards to supervision concerns. Other violations were cited. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at Mayasah.Thomas@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews with Center Staff, Center failed to comply with there own policies and procedures. Evidence: On September 14, 2017, Center failed to comply with their own policy when Staff observed two children playing roughly and failed to document the incident and notify parents of the ongoing behavioral concerns.

Plan of Correction: Directors will review policy with staff to document in writing any incidents immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews with Center Director and Staff, center failed to ensure that children under the age of 10 is within sight and sound supervision. Evidence: On September 14, 2017, A group of 18 children with 3 staff was in transition from the Cafeteria back to the classroom. There were 3 staff members assigned to this group of children. During this transition, staff believe that a child fell from the set of two stairs leaving from the cafeteria. Two of the staff members assigned to this group did not see if the child fell due to the fact that they had there back to the children while leading them to the classroom. Staff failed to provide sight and sound supervision when staff were in the front of the line with there back to the children while leading the children back to the classroom. One staff member should have been in the front of the line and one in the back to ensure that all of the children were within sight and sound supervision.

Plan of Correction: Center Directors stated that since this incident, they have changed how staff are positioned when in transition with a group of children. Center Director stated that Staff will be positioned in the front, middle and back to make sure that they can see the children at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews with Center Director and Staff, Center did not maintain written record of minor injuries on the day of occurrence. Evidence: On September 14,2017, Staff observed two children tussling with each other. Staff A observed, a small scratch on the side of the face. The parent arrived to pick up the child and observed the scratch on the child's face. The Center failed to write up the incident and maintain a written record of the injury.

Plan of Correction: Center Director stated that they spoke to staff about documenting all injuries as soon as they occur.

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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