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Children of America - Sterling
46586 S. Cottage Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(571) 926-9324

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: Feb. 8, 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 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)

Technical Assistance:
Reminded of completion of renewal application.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted between the hours of 9:35 am and 1:30 pm. There were 8 classrooms observed with a total of 95 children with 11 staff within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed playing in the city place, being fed bottles, painting and having circle time. A complete inspection of the physical plant, 5 children and 5 staff records, fire drill log, medication and emergency procedures were observed during this inspection. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain an annual fire inspection from a fire official. Evidence: The center's fire permit had expired on 9/30/2017.

Plan of Correction: We have sent everything in for our permit, we will schedule a visit soon.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, outlet protective covers were not used. Evidence: One unused outlet in the Pre-K B classroom did not have a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation, the children's bathroom in the Preschool I classroom did not contain all of the required supplies. Evidence: The paper towel dispenser in the bathroom was empty.

Plan of Correction: We will replace it today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, diapers were not disposed in a leakproof or plastic-lined storage system. Evidence: There was a trash can in the Preschool I classroom that had a diaper disposed of in it; the trash can did not contain a liner.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, over-the-counter medication is kept on-site without parental authorization to administer. Evidence: Gas relief drops were observed in one classroom. The teacher in the classroom stated that she did not know where the medication came from. The center Director confirmed that there was not authorization for the medication.

Plan of Correction: We will notify teachers and parents of the proper process for medication. These parents can pick this up today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation and interview, food brought from home was not labeled with today's date. Evidence: In the refrigerator of the Toddler classroom, there as a container of snacks for Child #5 which was dated 1/24/17.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection. We will remind parents and teachers of proper labeling.

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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