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KinderCare Learning Center #874
5680 Oak Leather Drive
Burke, VA 22015
(703) 250-4344

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Jan. 18, 2018

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 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 01/30/18 to investigate a self reported incident that a staff person left a child in the classroom during an emergency evacuation. The incident took place on 1/22/18 at approximately 2:17pm. Staff interviews were conducted and staff records were reviewed. Based on the preponderance of evidence, violations were cited. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. For any questions regarding this investigation, please contact me at mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, center's services and activities were not in compliance with the center's own policies and procedures required by the licensing standards. Evidence: 1. Center's policies require staff to conduct a name to face count during emergency drills. 2. On 1/22/18, the children were evacuated from the center in response to the fire alarm. 3. Staff # 2 stated that she had the Child Supervision Record (CSR) used by the center in which Child # 1 (4 years old) was logged in, but failed to conduct a name to face count at the time of evacuation to make sure that all children were accounted for.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 2 was placed on suspension until pending investigations completed and approved to return. Retrained Staff # 2 and all staff on the proper use of CSR, emergency procedures and accountability of each and every child at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on staff interviews, staff supervising children did not ensure care, protection and guidance. Evidence: 1. On 1/22/18 at approximately 2:17pm during nap time, repair/maintenance work was being done in the small room with the air-conditioning unit adjacent to the main office. As work was being done, the insulation inside the ceiling started to smoulder, causing a spark. Due to the smoke, the fire alarm went off. 2. Staff # 1 walked through the building instructing staff to evacuate the building. Staff # 1 called 911 and fire trucks were dispatched to assess the situation. 3. Staff # 2 in the Preschool classroom had 15 children napping in that room including Child # 1. Child # 1' s arrival was documented on the CSR by Staff # 2. 4. When the alarm went off, Staff # 1 gave Staff # 2 the CSR and the emergency first aid backpack to take with her upon evacuation. Staff # 1 then walked through the building to make sure that everyone was able to evacuate. 5. Staff # 2 stated that she did not do a head count or name to face count as required by the center's policies. She lined up the children and took them outside. Staff # 2 did not check the classroom before leaving to make sure that no child was left behind. 6. Staff # 2 got outside with the children at approximately 2:22pm. At that moment, Staff # 3 returned from her lunch break and counted 14 children with Staff # 2. Staff # 4 asked Staff # 3 where child # 1 was. Staff # 3 did not know of the whereabouts of Child# 1. Staff # 2 then realized that Child # 2 was not with her when she evacuated. Staff # 1 was notified who went inside the building and brought Child # 1 out to the group. Staff # 1 stated that Child # 1 was asleep when she went inside to get her. 7. Child # 1 was left unsupervised and unattended in the classroom during this evacuation for approximately 5 minutes.

Plan of Correction: Retrained Staff # 2 and all staff on the proper use of CSR, emergency procedures and accountability of each and every child at all times. On going monthly and in the moment reviews of these safety procedures are in place.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, center did not obtain an out of state central registry for staff that has resided outside of Virginia within the last five years. Evidence: 1. Staff # 3's hire date was 9/26/17. 2. Staff # 3 listed on her Sworn Statement completed on 9/19/17 that she had resided outside of Virginia within the last five years. 3. An out of state central registry was not submitted for Staff # 3.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 3 has completed the additional background check for DC and it has been submitted.

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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