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KinderCare Learning Center at Sterling Park
106 Free Court
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 430-7373

Current Inspector: Maria Soto (571) 835-5058

Inspection Date: July 10, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on 6/25/2018, a follow up visit with another local agency was conducted on 7/10/2018 and on 8/23/2018 in response to a self-reported incident that occurred on 6/19/2018 regarding forbidden actions. Based on interviews conducted, observation and documentation reviewed, violations were cited and are identified on the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding the inspection, please feel free to contact me: Maria Soto Licensing Inspector 571-835-5058, maria.soto@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on observation and interviews, a staff member did not use behavioral guidance that was constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, when trying to redirect a child to appropriate behavior. Evidence: In the school age classroom, staff#1 stated that they grabbed/held child#1(9 years old) by the shirt on the right shoulder area, and walked the child over to a table approximately 4 feet away from where the child was standing, once they were both close to a chair, staff#1 used both arms to forcibly sit child#1 down. Staff#1 stated that child#1 was throwing toys, kicking chairs and hitting children, and they felt this was the only way they could protect the other children in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: Teacher will only be placed in a classroom that matches her interests and abilities, age up to 2 years only. Retraining was completed on 8/22/2018. Positive Behavior Support, Quality Foundations, and NAEYC's Educational Excellence guide to Accreditation. Continue to observe and demonstrate accepted approach to child guidance. Review behavior guidance in all day training to reinforce.

Disclaimer:

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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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