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KinderCare Learning Center #301537
3051 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 834-2830

Current Inspector: Whitney Mcgrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: Sept. 17, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Had a discussion with the center Director regarding locking up hazardous substances in classrooms that do not have children present as well as reminded management that there is a 45 day grace period to obtain out-of-state background check results for two staff members.

On 8/27/2018 a self-reported incident was reported to the Licensing office. An unannounced investigation was conducted today between the hours of 10:35am and 2:15pm. Based on the preponderance of evidence gathered, no violations were cited. A monitoring Inspection also took place durign today's visit. At the start of the inspection there were a total of 47 children with 11 staff; all ratios were incompliance. A total of 5 children?s files and 4 staff files were reviewed. The children were observed playing in small groups, washing their hands, eating lunch (chicken, mixed vegetables, apple sauce and milk) and preparing for nap time. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, documentation submitted of a Tuberculosis (TB) screening has not been completed within 12 months prior to employment for one staff member. Evidence: The TB screening on file for Staff #3 (date of hire: 6/25/2018) is dated 12/28/2016.

Plan of Correction: Will have employee get a new TB test.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observations, children's records were not treated confidentially. Evidence: In the lobby of the center, there is a small table specifically for subsidy families that need to swipe in and out daily. There is a print out of the children's first and last names, their check in and out times, as well as the families' case numbers.

Plan of Correction: We will remove list and let Kindercare know we can't use this list.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's records did not contain all required information. Evidence: Child #1 file did not contain a second emergency contact. Child #3 file did not contain a first date of attendance. Child #4 file did not contain a street address for the first emergency contact and did not contain a second emergency contact.

Plan of Correction: Will make sure to get full information for children's files.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, four out of four staff have not completed the child abuse and neglect training by the end of their first day assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: Staff #1, Staff #2, Staff #3 and Staff #4 records do not contain documentation of the mandated reporter child abuse and neglect training. The center Director has confirmed that she thought that it was included in a separate training that is completed online.

Plan of Correction: Will begin have employees complete training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas of the center were not maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. The water fountain in the 2's classroom does not work. 2. There is a large (approximately 8 inches) tear in the seat of the couch located in the 2's classroom. 3. The toilet seat of the children's potty in the Discovery Preschool classroom is broken.

Plan of Correction: Facilities team has already been contacted for #1 and #2 (on 7/18, 7/24 and followed up on 8/29). Will order new couch.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place used a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: Three spray sanitizer bottles are located on a wire shelf above the toilets in the TK-A classroom.

Plan of Correction: Have already moved them to a locked cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-D
Description: Based on observation, cleaning materials were located on the same shelf as food. Evidence: There is a container of dish cleaner located on a shelf under the changing table that is shared with various infant foods (puree's and puffs) in the Infant B classroom.

Plan of Correction: Have already moved item.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on observation, medication was kept on site without written parental permission to administer the medication. Evidence: Child #7 has emergency medication kept at the center in case of an accidental ingestion of an allergen. There is no written medication authorization from the child's parents to administer the medication.

Plan of Correction: Will get written authorization from parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not follow procedures to prevent the use of outdated medication. Evidence: Child #9's emergency medication expired 4/2018. Child #10's emergency medication expired 11/2017. Both medications were observed on site during today's inspection.

Plan of Correction: Sent home expired medications.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on observation, medication was not returned to parents or disposed of within 14 days of the expiration of administration authorization. Evidence: Child #8's authorization to administer medication expired on 8/10/2018. The medication was still on site during today's inspection.

Plan of Correction: Sent home expired medication.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-A
Description: Based on observation, over-the-counter skin products were kept beyond their expiration date. Evidence: Two expired (4/2018 and 7/2018) over-the-counter sunscreen products were observed in the closet of the school age classroom.

Plan of Correction: Sent home expired sunscreen.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not document the implement of a monthly evacuation drill. Evidence: There was a fire drill documented for the month of May, but then the documentation was removed. The Director believes that there was a drill practiced but cannot recall for certain. They are unsure why May's documentation has been altered.

Plan of Correction: Will find out May's date and correct form. Will continue to make sure drills are done.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based on observation, infant bottles were not labeled with today's date. Evidence: Child #6 had two bottles in the Infant B refrigerator. Neither bottle was labeled with today's date.

Plan of Correction: Will make sure bottles are labeled correctly.


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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.

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