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Early Steps Bilingual Preschool
5407 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 405-2607

Current Inspector: Sarah Marbert (703) 479-4678

Inspection Date: Oct. 23, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
Discussed SHSI STANDARDS and possible time line for their inclusion into the standards. Discussed cot spacing.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted from 2:00 PM- 340 PM. The classrooms upstairs were observed and staff were interviewed. Transition out of nap was also observed. A sampling of staff records were viewed, emergency drills were reviewed, and the Injury Prevention plan is reviewed and updated monthly. Various staff have taken Health Screening, and all staff are current in First Aid/CPR. Please call with questions 703-479-4679

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the area outside and one area inside is not maintained in safe condition. Evidence: 1. On the outside playground, against the wall, there were construction items including ladders, wooden beams and cement filled buckets. Also, there are windows showing signs of splintered and deteriorating wood. 2. Inside, there was a cracked pink tile in the hallway leading to the eating area. The tile had a piece missing and exposed the base floor.

Plan of Correction: Will contact maintenance and have items cleared and fixed.

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.

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