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Greater Mt. Vernon Community Head Start-Gum Springs Glen
7839 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-3461

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Dec. 18, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
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.
22VAC40-191 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:
Licensing inspector discussed Daily Health training documentation, previous school attended and emergency contact requirements for staff with Education Administration.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 7:40am-9:40am. There were 30 children in the direct care and supervision of 15 staff. A sample of 4 children?s and 5 staff records were reviewed. The children were observed being dropped off, in group play and eating breakfast. (Number/ if any new staff hired) have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the provider. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-I
Description: Based on record review and interview with staff, the center did not develop written procedures for injury prevention. Evidence: The center did not develop procedures for injury prevention.

Plan of Correction: We will have it done after winter break.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records were incomplete. Evidence: 2 of 5 staff records reviewed were incomplete. Staff A and B were missing a job title.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review, the staff did not implement a monthly practice evacuation drill. Evidence: An evacuation drill was not practiced for the month of August/2018.

Plan of Correction: We were in transition from the previous facilities person and our current facilities person. We were only open for two weeks in August. Drills are currently accurate and up to date.

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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