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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: Nov. 8, 2017 and Nov. 14, 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.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on the new background requirements for finger printing, a revised Sworn Disclosure Statement for new staff hired after 7/1/2017 and requesting out of state Central Registry checks for staff who have lived outside the State of VA within the last five years. The model SDS form is online at VA DSS as well as a link to the Adam Walsh site to assist with out of state central registry forms. VDSS will be paying for initial child care fingerprint checks until 9/20/18. Please read and review all correspondences regarding the fingerprint roll out.

Comments:
An allegation investigation was conducted based on a self report by center management. Based on the preponderance of evidence, the allegation is not founded and no violations were cited. An unannounced monitoring visit was also conducted today from 9:30-11:30. Observed children's classes which were in ratio with direct care staff. Reviewed 3 staff records, trainings for MAT, CPR and first aid certification as well as Daily Health Observation, emergency preparation, physical space, infant care and bottle storage, required postings and medication procedures. No medications were reported to be on-site today. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. If you have any questions regarding the inspection, please feel free to contact me. Thank you Ann Dramstad Licensing Inspector 703-314-0860 ann.dramstad@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on orientation documentation and staff statement, staff #1 did not receive orientation training on basic policies and procedures as required by the end of the first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: Staff #1 was hired 10/07/2017 and did not receive orientation by the end of the first day of assuming her job responsibilities as confirmed by center management. Orientation form in her file was was not dated or signed by trainer.

Plan of Correction: Staff received the orientation with the Center Director.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas of the center are not maintained in a clean, safe or operable condition. Evidence: 1. toilet dispenser in the girls hall bathroom is broken with the front cover hanging off. 2. Two ceiling tiles in Infant B classroom are water stained. 3. Baseboard is peeling away from wall by the back door exit.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance was contacted and the repairs are being made as needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation and staff statement, a program leader supervises more than two aides. Evidence: In the Infant Suite (rooms A and B) one program leader supervised four assistants/aides.

Plan of Correction: A second lead teacher will move into the Infant classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on staff statement and review of evacuation log, a monthly evacuation was not conducted. Evidence: No drill was conducted for June 2017.

Plan of Correction: The new center director (July 2017) will ensure that drills will be conducted monthly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, a newly hired staff member has not completed the most up to date Sworn Disclosure Statement (SDS) Evidence: Staff #1 was hired 10/2017 and completed the SDS form that is no longer in use as of July1, 2017.

Plan of Correction: The new SDS forms were given to all staff to complete.

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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