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KinderCare Learning Center #000002
4616 Minor Lane
Alexandria, VA 22312
(703) 941-6424

Current Inspector: Shahana Green (571) 423-6735

Inspection Date: Aug. 21, 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 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:00 am-2:30pm. At the time of entrance, 53 children were in care with 10 staff members present. Children were observed during making play dough, singing on the floor during circle time, playing a water activity in a sensory table, snack time and engaged in group activities. A selection of staff and children records and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Stacy.Doyle@dss.virginia.gov or 571- 835-0386.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were not maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. In the preschool classroom, a children's play sink was missing a part on the right side and is considered a finger entrapment. 2. In the infant classroom, the diaper changing table cabinet has hinges that are coming off and causes the cabinet to hang incorrectly. 3. In the Pre-K classroom, a blue sofa had a large hole/slit where the children sit. 4. In the Pre-K classroom, a large vent on the wall was taped to prevent it from moving. The teacher stated it was missing a few screws or bolts. 5. In the Pre-K classroom, a children's play sink was missing a part and created a hole on the left side and is considered a finger entrapment. 6. In the school age classroom, two red chairs were frayed on the corners with small holes. 7. The playground had the following toys broken: A play grocery cart had broken wheels, a little riding toy handle was cracked and a ladybug wood toy was peeling/splintering.

Plan of Correction: I will throw away the broken toys immediately, follow up on the work orders placed previously and reach out to my District leader to escalate the repairs.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. In the preschool classroom, three cleaning bottles were inside an unlocked cabinet that was slightly opened. The key was inside the lock, but not turned or removed from the lock. 2. Two children's bathrooms had disinfectant bottles on shelves above the sinks the children use and were not kept locked.

Plan of Correction: I will monitor them more frequently to make sure the cabinets are locked and the keys are removed and make sure the cleaning products are moved to a locked cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on observation, a staff member used a forbidden action of physical punishment with a child in care. Evidence: 1. Staff #6 was observed roughly grabbing child #1's arm in the 2 year old classroom and then guiding the child to the carpet as the inspector walked in the classroom door.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will be written up and receive some training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to return a medication within 14 days when the authorization expired or dispose of the medication. Evidence: 1. Child #3 had a medication in the Two Year old classroom with an authorization form that expired on 7/07/2018 and had not been returned or discarded.

Plan of Correction: I will give some training to staff and monitor daily.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-B
Description: Based on review, the center is not following all requirements when sunblock is used. Evidence: 1. Child #2 had a sunblock labeled with the child's name on it in the preschool classroom, but did not written parent authorization. 2. Child #3 had a sunblock labeled with the child's name on it in the preschool classroom, but did not written parent authorization. 3. One bottle of sunblock was inside a lower drawer in the Two year old classroom that was accessible to children under five years of age.

Plan of Correction: I will update the forms and create a binder and have the parents sign the forms on sight.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-C
Description: Based on review, the center is not following all requirements when diaper cream is used. Evidence: . 1. Child #4 had a diaper ointment labeled with the child's name on it in the Toddler classroom, but did not have current written parent authorization. The form had expired on 7/23/2018. 2. Child #5 had a diaper ointment labeled with the child's name on it in the Infant classroom, but did not have current written parent authorization. The form had expired on 3/30/2018. 3. Child #7 and Child #8 had a diaper ointment labeled with the child's name on it in the Two year old classroom, but did not have current written parent authorization. 4. One container of ointment in the Two year old classroom was inside a lower drawer that was accessible to children under five years of age.

Plan of Correction: I will update the forms and create a binder and have the parents sign the forms on sight.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-D
Description: Based on review, the center is not following all requirements when insect repellent is used. Evidence: 1. Child #3 and Child #7 had a insect repellent labeled with the child's name on it in the Two Year old classroom, but did not have current written parent authorization. 2. One bottle of inspect repellent in the Two year old classroom was inside a lower drawer that was accessible to children under five years of age.

Plan of Correction: I will update the forms and create a binder and have the parents sign the forms on sight.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on review, the center did not obtain a copy of the results of a search of the central registry maintained pursuant to ? 63.2-1515 and any child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry maintained by any other state in which the individual had resided in the preceding five years. Evidence: 1. Staff B began employment on 07/24/2017 and does not have documentation that a central registry was sent out for the state the staff member resided in the past five years. 2. Staff C began employment on 3/26/2018 and does not have documentation that a central registry was sent out for the state the staff member resided in the past five years.

Plan of Correction: I will follow up with the other States and make sure I have a copy of the forms I sent. I will document when they have been sent and put in their files.

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