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James L. and Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy
8543 Forest Place
Alexandria, VA 22309
(571) 480-4261

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Dec. 5, 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 SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with center director: Background checks for staff, Safety training certifications, the appropriate use of equipment used by children.

Comments:
An unannounced non-mandated monitoring inspection was conducted today from 11:15am to 1:15pm. The purpose of this visit is to assess previous violations. There were 50 children present with 13 staff members. The children were observed playing outside, playing with toys, washing hands and eating lunch. The lunch menu included pasta with mixed vegetables and milk. 5 staff records and 4 children records were reviewed. Emergency drill records were current. Areas of non compliance are listed in the violation notice. For any questions regarding this inspection please contact me at 571-835-4718 or mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observations, areas and equipment, inside and outside the center were not maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: 1. Children were observed climbing over and into one of two sensory tables on the playground. The sensory table had two openings for bins. The bins were not in the table when the children were observed climbing into and over the table. The lids for the bins were found on a different part of the playground. 2. The lower shelf of a white toy shelf in the Preschool room was observed to be dirty with grime. 3. There is visible dirt in corners on the floor and around the baseboards in classrooms. It appears to be dirt that may have accumulated over time.

Plan of Correction: The sensory tables not in use will be removed to a different part of the playground. The shelf will be cleaned. A maintenance request will be put in today for a deep cleaning. The request will be put in 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.

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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