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Daystar Children's Center
6409 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 924-1410

Current Inspector: Tameika King (804) 629-7486

Inspection Date: July 16, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:30am-1:30pm. There were 44 children supervised by 7 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 participating in group play, leaving for a field trip and playing outside. 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. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact Nancy Radcliffe at 703-268-3728 or nancy.radcliffe@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on review of five children?s records, the provider did not obtain documentation of updated immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: Child # 1 (DOB 6/3/16) did not have an updated immunization record on file, last update was 9/29/17.

Plan of Correction: I will get an updated immunization record from mom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A-4-b
Description: Based on review of 5 staff records, not all staff have the required 16 training hours. Evidence: Staff # 1, 2, and 3 have only 10 hours of training for 2017.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure I get copies of everyone's trainings.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation the center in not being maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: Peeling and chipped paint was observed in the 2's, 3's and school age classroom. The areas involved are within reach of the children.

Plan of Correction: I will contact the board and church and submit a request.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, potentially hazardous substances, such as cleaning agents and pesticides were stored in an area that was not inaccessible to children. Evidence: Hazardous substances were located in an unlocked closet in the hallway accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on site.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on review of 5 children's records, the center did not request at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date. Evidence: Child # 2, start date 12/15/15, did not have a current record update in their file. Last update was dated 9/8/16.

Plan of Correction: I will get an updated from mom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: The diapering surface is not being cleaned with soap and at least room temperature water and sanitized after each use. Evidence: Based on discussion with assistant director, the diapering surface is not being cleaned with soap before being sanitized after each use.

Plan of Correction: Review diapering procedures with staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review of five medications, the center did not have written authorization to administer medication to a child in care. Evidence: Child # 3 has medication on site, with an authorization that expired 11/29/17. Child # 4 has medication on site without an authorization form completed.

Plan of Correction: I will get authorization from each of the parents.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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