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Capital Kids Preschool & Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-3668

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Sept. 7, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was provided for the following: Submitting background check forms in a timely manner, closely monitoring milk bottles and ensuring that they are put away when the child is finished using them, Making sure that staff is monitoring children's shoes for untied shoe laces.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today between 10:20am to 3:20pm. There were 40 children in direct care and supervision of 7 staff members. The children were observed playing outside, playing with toys in the classrooms, eating lunch, using the bathroom and getting diapers changed and taking naps. The lunch menu included Chicken sandwich, mixed veggies, mixed fruit and milk. Emergency drill records were reviewed and are current. 5 children and 5 staff records were reviewed. Areas of non compliance are listed in the violation notice. For any question regarding this inspection please contact me at 571-835-4718.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were not maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. Peeling paint was found on the wall to the right side of the entrance to the Yellow Room (2-3 year olds). 2. A toy shelf in the Blue Room holding several bins of toys was moving from side to side and was unstable when moved. A small part of the wooden door to the Blue room was broken close to the hinges. 3. The corner wall in the Blue Room, by the back exit door, had a hole in the wall. 4. One ceiling tile in the Blue Room needs to be replaced as it was broken and showed signs of water damage. 5. The large room in the middle of the center had one home living play equipment that had a broken corner, posing a pinch hazard for the children. The large room also had a plastic baseboard at the bottom of the column across from the computers that was peeling away from the column. 6. Built up dirt and dust was observed in corners of all classrooms and on the floors in the center.

Plan of Correction: I will call the maintenance person and get all repairs done.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, cosmetics were stored purses that were accessible to children. Evidence: 1. In the Purple Room (16 months to 2 years), two purses were found on the furniture by the entrance. 2. Staff # 1 one of the two purses belonged to her. When asked, Staff # 1 stated that there was make up in her purse.

Plan of Correction: The purses were placed in cabinet during the inspection. Staff will be reminded about making sure all items as such are locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the correct ratio of eight children to one teacher was not maintained in a classroom of two to three year old children. Evidence: 1. At approximately 10:40am when the inspector entered the Yellow Room, there were a total of nine children. 2. Staff # 3 was the staff supervising that group and stated that she was not aware that she had 9 children. 3. Staff # 3 stated that her group had children between the ages of 2-3 years of age. 4. The 8:1 ratio was not maintained in that classroom.

Plan of Correction: A child was moved to another classroom during the inspection. We will ensure that all teacher to child ratios are maintained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, children's hands were not washed with warm running water and soap after diaper changing. Evidence: 1. Staff # 2 was observed changing a diaper. Staff # 2 did not wash her hands nor the child's after diaper changing.

Plan of Correction: WE will retrain staff for proper handwashing procedures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the diapering surface was not cleaned with soap and water, and then sanitized after each use. Evidence: 1. In the Purple Room Staff # 1 was observed changing diapers. Staff # 1 was observed sanitizing the diaper pad before using the soap and water solution to clean the pad. 2. In the Yellow Room, Staff # 3 was observed only sanitizing the diaper pad after changing a child's diaper. Staff # 3 did not clean the diaper pad with soap and water before sanitizing.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be retrained on how to clean and sanitize diapering surfaces.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, the center does not have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment for staff. Evidence: 1. Staff # 1 was hired on 6/28/18. Staff # 1's record indicated that the central registry form was mailed on 7/13/18. There was no additional documentation to show that a follow up was conducted. Central registry findings were not obtained for Staff # 1 within 30 days of employment. 2. Staff # 2 was hired on 8/9/18. Staff # 4 stated that a central registry form for Staff # 4 has not yet been submitted. There are no central registry findings in Staff # 3's record.

Plan of Correction: We will ensure that the forms are within seven days and if not received then follow ups will be documented.


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