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Great Beginnings Early Learning Center
618 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 224-2599

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
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)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:09 am-1:15pm. At the time of entrance, 35 children were in care with 9 staff members present. Children were observed during circle time in two classrooms, practicing their writing skills, and engaged in group activities. Infant care was observed(feeding, diapering, sleeping and playing). The center is clean and organized. A selection of staff and children records, and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Stacy.Doyle@dss.virginia.gov 571-835-0386.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1. In the giraffe classroom and in the cubs classroom, an odor eliminator was found in each bathroom on top of the toilet. 2. In the ducks classroom, an odor eliminator was found on a low shelf in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: I removed it immediately and will find a compliant holder.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on review, the diapering area did not meet all requirements. Evidence: 1. One diaper pad that was located in the infant room had a rip in it and does not meet the requirement of being a nonabsorbent surface.

Plan of Correction: It was replaced immediately.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not include all the required information. Evidence: 1. Staff B began employment on 03/13/2017 and does not have documentation that a central registry was sent out for the state the staff member resided in the past five years. 2. Staff D began employment on 03/07/2017 and does not have documentation that a central registry was sent out for the state the staff member resided in the past five years. 3. Staff E began employment on 10/05/2015 and does not have documentation that a central registry was sent out to the State the staff member currently resides in.

Plan of Correction: Now that we are aware, we will send out as soon as possible.

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.

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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