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Arlington Unitarian Cooperative PS
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 892-3878

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

Inspection Date: May 24, 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)

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on the new background requirements for finger printing, a revised Sworn Disclosure Statement for new staff hired after 7/1/2017 and requesting out of state Central Registry checks for staff who have lived outside the State of VA within the last five years. The model SDS form is online at VA DSS as well as a link to the Adam Walsh site to assist with out of state central registry forms. VDSS will be paying for initial child care fingerprint checks until 9/20/18. Each facility must establish a point of contact with DSS. All questions regarding facility codes should be directed to OBI at 804-726-7884. Eligible letters will be sent out by emails and staff may not work with children (ratios or supervision) or be on site until a completed letter is received. Please read, review and respond to all correspondences regarding the fingerprint roll out.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:05am-1:00pm. There were 42 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 10 direct care staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed practicing cutting and taping, playing dress-up, building with blocks, playing on the playground, and eating snack. Toileting and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundance of books, toys, and materials, which were found to be developmentally appropriate for the children in care at the time of inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Anansa Archer-Hicks at (703) 268-3295, or anansa.archer-hicks@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 2 of 5 children's records did not contain all of the required information. Evidence: Child #1 and Child #4's records did not contain documentation of employment locations and telephone numbers for the mothers.

Plan of Correction: Follow up with parents to correct employment information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observation, the center's procedures did not include methods to prevent use of outdated medication. Evidence: During the time of inspection, Child 5's Epi-pen was observed on site and was expired (Expiration date: 2/2018).

Plan of Correction: Notify parents of expired epi pen via email and in person. Request new epi pen.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, the center did not implement a monthly practice of evacuation drills, as required. Evidence: During the time of inspection, there was no documentation of fire drills conducted for the months of January, March, and April of 2018.

Plan of Correction: Improve record keeping of fire drills. Record dates of Shelter in Place drills. Schedule additional drills to fill gaps for January, March and April.

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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