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Minnieland Academy @ South Riding (#63)
25400 South Riding Blvd
South riding, VA 20152
(703) 327-6618

Current Inspector: Kristy Atanackovic (804) 629-5032

Inspection Date: June 28, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed keeping classroom doors closed when classrooms are not being used.

Comments:
The Licensing Inspector conducted an investigation in response to a self reported incident regarding supervision of a Two year old child on 6/26/2018. Interviews were conducted with staff. The information gathered during this investigation supports the allegation; the violation was discussed with the center director. Please return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 5 calendar days of receipt. If you have any questions you may contact me at Stacy.Doyle@dss.virginia.gov 571-835-0386..

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on staff interviews, the center failed to ensure that all children under 10 years of age were within actual sight and sound supervision of staff at all times. Evidence: 1. On 6/26/2018 at approximately 5:36pm, Staff A stated she did a a head count of the Two Year old class she was working in after one of the 6 children left (child B) with their parent. She stated she should have had 5 children in the classroom and counted 4 children. She stated she realized that Child A (2 year old child) was missing and opened the door to report it to Staff B. She asked Staff B to find him. Staff A stated she believes the child was missing for approximately 2 minutes before the child was found. 2. On 6/26/2018 at approximately 5:36pm, Staff B stated that Staff A opened the classroom door and informed her that Child A was missing from the Two year old class and requested her help to find him. Staff B ran down the hallway and requested Staff C to help her find Child A. She stated Staff C ran out the front door to look for the child and she ran into the kitchen and out the door to the playground. She stated she searched the Toddler playground first, then the School age playground and then located Child A alone on the outside playground walkway near the sensory tables. She stated it took her approximately 1 minute to find him. 3. Staff A and Staff B were not able to confirm how Child A (2 year old child) arrived on the outside playground walkway.

Plan of Correction: Correction: Reviewed classroom safety measures/precautions with teachers to ensure the safety of all children on 6/28/2018 and will retrain all staff on safety and accountability on 7/06/2018. Staff A employment was terminated.

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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