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Hopkins House - Helen Day Preschool Academy
1224 Princess Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 480-4081

Current Inspector: Anansa Archer-Hicks (703) 268-3295

Inspection Date: March 15, 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.
32.1 Report by person other than physician
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 today from 10:20am-3:00pm. There were 64 children (infants-4yrs.) directly supervised by 16 staff. The physical plant, 6 staff records, 6 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, interacting with teachers, taking turns to participate in learning activities, and eating lunch. Today's lunch consisted of spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, mozzarella cheese, cucumber slices and fresh fruit. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of materials for the children. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Maria Soto at maria.soto@dss.virginia.gov or (571) 835-5058.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of updated immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: Child#1's record has an immunization record on file that was last updated on 06/20/2016.

Plan of Correction: I will request a new immunization record from parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on staff record review, the center did not obtain updated tuberculosis (TB) test or screening for each staff member every two years. Evidence: Staff#1's record has documentation of a TB screening/test that expired on 10/18/2017. Staff#2's record has documentation of a TB screening/test that expired on 12/18/2017. Staff#3's record has documentation of a TB screening/test that expired on 03/07/2018. Staff#4's record has documentation of a TB screening/test that expired on 07/30/2017.

Plan of Correction: We will update TB test/screenings as needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas of the center were not maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: The toilet paper holder in the toddler's bathroom was broken, only one side of the holder was still attached to the wall.

Plan of Correction: We will talk to the maintenance crew today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on staff record review, the center did not update a criminal history record report. Evidence: Staff#6 has a criminal history record report that expired on 07/01/2017.

Plan of Correction: We are in the process of receiving results of fingerprints.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on review of six staff files, the center did not have an original criminal history record report within 30 days of employment of a staff member. Evidence: Staff#3 (DOH: 03/22/2016) does not have a completed original criminal history record report within 30 days of employment.

Plan of Correction: We are in the process of receiving results of fingerprints.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on staff record review, there is no documentation that child abuse and neglect checks were initiated for employees that have resided outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years. Evidence: Staff#1 (DOH: 09/09/2016), #3 (DOH: 03/22/2016), and #4 (DOH: 08/01/2016) have resided outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years, their records did not have documentation that out of state child abuse and neglect results were obtained.

Plan of Correction: It has been requested, we will contact them to get an update.

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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