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The Goddard School - Leesburg
601 Tavistock Drive, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 443-6766

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: July 23, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
Discussion of a self-reported incident that occurred on July 18, 2018. A discussion was also held with regards to the needs of Child #1 and the possibility of increased supervision in the form of an additional staff person in the preschool room.

The following inspection took place between the hours of 2:30 pm through 4:30 pm. Today, I met with the staff of the Goddard School located in Leesburg, Virginia. This unannounced Non-mandated Monitoring Inspection (NMI) was conducted as a result of an incident reported by the center to the Division of Licensing. Evidence was gathered through the review of documentation and the interview process. If you should have any future questions, please call. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on review and interview, the licensee did not ensure that all activities were in compliance with the center's own policies and procedures as required by these standards. Evidence - 1. The Director stated (during an interview conducted on the date of inspection - 07/23/2018) that on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Preschool classroom was out on the center playground participating in water day. At approximately 10:45 am, the preschool class lined up and returned inside the building. 2. Staff #2 stated (during an interview conducted on the date of inspection) that the name to face steps in accounting for all children during transition from one area (outside) to another (back inside the building) was not conducted by herself or Staff #1. 3. Child #1 (3 years of age) was left out on the playground. 4. Staff 3 stated (during an interview conducted on the date of inspection) that as her class was entering the playground, she witnessed the Preschool class go back inside. Staff #3 then saw Child #1 go from the playground and knock on the door, where he was let back in by Staff #1. While Child #1 was not accounted for by Staff #1 and Staff #2, Child #1 was never left unsupervised. 5. Based on the Goddard Systems, Inc. 2018 QA review, it states under CR.460 - "Teacher must vocalize child's name, look at the child and refer to attendance. This practice occurs every time a child moves to a new location. . ." 6. Based on a training log dated April 19, 2018, both Staff #1, and Staff #2 were trained on the steps of "Name 2 Face Transitions."

Plan of Correction: Administrative action was taken with both Staff #1 and Staff #2. Both Staff #1 and Staff #2 were retrained with regards to supervision and the steps for name to face. In addition, all other staff shall be retrained with regards to name to face during the next staff meeting.


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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