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Higher Horizons Early Head Start
6201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 5
Falls church, VA 22044
(571) 499-6642

Current Inspector: Cynthia Ford (703) 479-4679

Inspection Date: Nov. 8, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 8:20am-11:20am. There were 28 children in the direct care and supervision of 10 staff. A sample of 5 children?s records, 5 staff records and 2 medications were reviewed. The children were observed being dropped off, eating breakfast, eating lunch, reading, singing and hand washing. Zero new staff have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the director. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on record review, the center did not have an injury prevention plan. Evidence: The center did not have an injury prevention plan.

Plan of Correction: We are working on an injury prevention plan.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's records were incomplete. Evidence: 5 of 5 records were missing required information. 1) Children A-E were missing school previously attended. 2) Child A was missing the addresses of 2 of 2 required emergency contacts. 3) Child B was missing the address of 1 of 2 required emergency contacts. 4) Child C was missing the addresses of 2 of 2 required emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: Children's records will be updated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: Cleaning materials located in the Believers classroom were found in an unlocked cabinet.

Plan of Correction: Staff will keep all substances locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, outlets were not protected with protective covers. Evidence: An outlet located in the Explorers classroom was not covered with a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: I will cover it today

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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