Greater Mt Vernon Com Head Start - Gum Springs Children's Center
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746
Inspection Date: Aug. 17, 2018
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
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:
Licensing inspector discussed the merging of subsidy regulation as well as the requirements for children's records (60-A) with director.
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 10am-12:30pm There were approximately 70 children in the direct care and supervision of 19 staff. A sample of 7 children?s records, 5 staff records and 3 medications were reviewed. The children were observed playing outside, reading books and during field day. Licensing inspector overheard parent thanking staff for their "hard work" and contribution to the lives of her and her child. Zero new staff members 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.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A Description: Based on record review, children's records were incomplete. Evidence: 7 of 7 Children's records reviewed were missing information. Children A-G were missing the employment information of both parents. Plan of Correction: The forms will be updated for the next school year to include all required information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: In Room 1 Disinfectant spray and wipes were found in a gray unlocked cabinet. Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection
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