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KinderCare Learning Center #301537
3051 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 834-2830

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: May 17, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
On 5/16/2018 an incident regarding behavioral management was self-reported. An unannounced focused investigation was conducted today between the hours of 8:40am and 2:00pm. Based on the preponderance of evidence gathered, violations were cited. The findings from today's visit can be found on the Violation Notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Description: Based on interview, the licensee did not use behavioral guidance that was constructive in nature and redirect children to appropriate behavior. Evidence: On 5/16/2018 at approximately 5:45pm, the three year old, four year old and school age classrooms were combining with Staff #1 and Staff #2. Staff #1 began to name-to-face checks by calling the children's names and the children respond with "here" or "present". When Staff #1 called Child #1's name, the child responded with "chicken nugget". Staff #1 then walked up to Child #1 and pinched their ear and said "Why did you say that? Do you hear what I'm saying?" Interviews with Child #1 and Staff #2 confirmed that Staff #1 did pinch Child #1's ear after they said "Chicken nugget" during the name-to-face checks.

Plan of Correction: The employee will be terminated. Staff will be retrained on child abuse policies.

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