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Frog Pond Early Learning Center
7204 Harrison Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 765-7663

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: Nov. 27, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed supervision.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring inspection took place between the hours of 11:40am and 3:15pm. At the start of the inspection there were a total of 43 children with 11 staff. A total of 6 children's files and 10 staff files were reviewed. The children were observed playing outside, pottying and eating lunch. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observation, children's information was not kept confidential. Evidence: There is an allergy/food preference list posted on the wall of the younger classroom containing children's first and last names. This list was not covered up.

Plan of Correction: We will keep allergy lists covered.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not contain all required information. Evidence: Staff #3 file is missing documentation of two reference checks. Staff #4 file is missing documentation of education that qualifies them for their position. Staff #5 file is missing documentation of two reference checks. Staff #6 file is missing documentation of two reference checks and documentation of having orientation before by the end of their first week of employment. Staff #10 file is missing documentation of two reference checks.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain documentation of education for staff. We have located references for said staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas outside were not kept in a safe condition. Evidence: At the time of the inspection, there was a trike on the playground with both foot petals missing, creating two protruding metal posts sticking out of the trike. There is a metal tunnel on the playground that is heavily rusted and has several areas of peeling paint. There is a small orange pool, small purple pool and a sensory table that have been left out on the playground during the rain storms; there are several inches of sitting water in the pools and in the sensory table that is accessible to the children.

Plan of Correction: We will remove unsafe items and conditions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-A
Description: Based on observation, over-the-counter skin products were kept beyond their expiration date. Evidence: Child #2 diaper ointment expired 9/2017. Child #6 diaper ointment expired 6/2016. Child #7 diaper ointment expired 8/2017.

Plan of Correction: We will return said skin products to families informing of expiration. We will check regularly for expiration dates.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain a subsequent sworn statement before five years since the last sworn statement for two employees. Evidence: Staff #3 most recent sworn statement is dated 2/7/2011. Staff #10 sworn statement is dated 8/9/2002.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain sworn statement from staff before 5 years from their prior sworn statement.

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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