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The Goddard School - Ashburn
45091 Research Place
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 724-0601

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: Dec. 14, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held on the topics of current enrollment, current staffing, and training hours.

The following inspection took place between the hours of 10 am through 3:30 pm. Today, I met with the Staff of the Goddard School located in Ashburn, Virginia. At the start of this unannounced monitoring inspection there were a total of 93 children with 14 classroom staff; good ratios in all 9 rooms. A total of 10 children?s files and 10 staff files were reviewed. The children were engaged in the following: blocks, infant sleeping, diapering, toy play, puzzles, water break, bathroom break, hand washing, story time, writing letters, center play within the classroom, exercising, large motor skills outside on playground, lunch, nap time, and other organized activities. If you should have any future questions, please call or send an e-mail. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on review, 2 of 10 children's files reviewed indicated that the center did not obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), the following children had immunization pages that were older than 6 months: Child #2 (immunization page dated - 03/09/2018), and Child #3 (immunization page dated - 01/29/2018). 2. Based on information on file, both children were under the age of two years on the date of inspection.

Plan of Correction: An updated immunization page shall be obtained for both children and placed on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review, 2 of 10 children's files reviewed indicated that each child did not have a physical examination (by or under the direction of a physician) within one month after attendance. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), documentation of a physical examination was not available for: Child #2 (start date - 03/26/2018), and Child #10 (start date - 06/18/2018). 2. Both children were in attendance on the date of inspection.

Plan of Correction: Documentation of a physical examination shall be obtained for both children and placed on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, 3 of 10 children's files reviewed indicated that not all of the required information/documentation was contained within each child's record. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), emergency contact information was not available for: Child #3 (1 of 2 emergency contact information was listed); and Child #10 ( 0 of 2 emergency contact information was listed). 2. The Proof of Identification for Child #2 was not available for review. The start date for Child #2 was listed as - 03/26/2018.

Plan of Correction: All missing information/documentation shall be obtained and placed in the applicable child's file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, a piece of equipment (a sleeping mat) was not in a safe condition. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), within the Panda Room, a sleep mat assigned to Child #6 was observed with a split along its seam. 2. The cushion padding underneath was exposed, thus making this sleeping mat no longer nonabsorbent.

Plan of Correction: The sleep mat for Child #6 in the Panda Room shall be removed and replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were not kept in a locked place when not in use. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), within the Parrot Room, a spray bottle marked Bleach/Water was observed on a upper classroom shelf out in the open. The spay bottle was not in use at the time of observation. 2. A can of disinfectant was observed on an upper shelf in the bathroom between the Giraffe and Lion's Rooms. This container was not in use at the time of observation.

Plan of Correction: Both items will be relocated to a locked area.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation and review, in 1 of 9 groupings of children, there was not at least one staff member who met the qualifications of a program leader or program director. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), the Cubs Room was split; having four of the older infants go next door into the Monkey Room with their Lead Teacher. 2. The Assistant Teacher (Staff #8) remained in the Cubs Room with the younger 3 infants. 3. Based on the information/documentation on file for Staff #3, this staff person currently does not meet the qualifications for either a Lead or Director position. Staff #8 does qualify for an aide position.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure that all groups are covered by either a lead or director qualified position during all applicable times of the day.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-D-1
Description: Based on review, 1 of 10 staff files reviewed indicated that a requested report sent within seven calendar days and not returned within 30 calendar days, was not followed up and contacted by the center within four working days. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (12/14/2018), a search of the central registry (CPS) check for Staff #1 (start date - 09/24/2018), has yet to be returned to the center with its results. 2. While it was sent out based on the establish time line, follow up contact after the 30 days was not conducted within a four day period.

Plan of Correction: A call was placed today and a message was left for the Office of Background Investigation (OBI) on the status of the CPS check for Staff #1. Based on their response, appropriate action shall be taken up to (if needed) a new request being sent.


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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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