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Higher Horizons Early Head Start
6201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 5
Falls church, VA 22044
(571) 499-6642

Current Inspector: Cynthia Ford (703) 479-4679

Inspection Date: May 22, 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.
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 approximately 9am-10:50am. There were 30 children in care directly supervised by 11 staff. A sample of 5 children?s records 5 and staff records were reviewed. The children were observed playing with balls, on the playground, during drop off and eating breakfast. Zero new staff have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the provider. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's files were incomplete. Evidence: Child A was missing 1 of 2 required emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: Parent will provide a second emergency contact.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: A cleaning substance labeled "bleach/water solution" was found hanging from a shelf in the bathroom of the "Believers" classroom.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, electrical outlets were not covered. Evidence: 2 outlets on the wall in the "Explorer's" classroom were not covered with protective covers.

Plan of Correction: I will cover them immediately and call the electrician.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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