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ChildSpace Learning Center
2721 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
(571) 429-3082

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: Jan. 4, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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.
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed staffing and expansion plans.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:45am-11:50am. At the time of entrance, 18 children were in care with 3 staff members present. Children were observed during snack time, playing with play dough and toys, engaged in group activities and dance class. A selection of staff and children records, the physical space, emergency supplies, evacuation drills, attendance records and the emergency preparedness plan were reviewed. Positive interaction was observed between staff and children. The center is clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Stacy.Doyle@dss.virginia.gov or 571- 835-0386. CDC No violations:

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, the center did not have one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director in each grouping. Evidence: 1. In the lower classroom, Staff #1 with a job title as Teacher Assistant was caring for 7 children and did not meet the qualifications of a program leader.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure a lead teacher is present at all times in each classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center did not follow all requirements when children bring food from home. Evidence: 1. 5 children's lunches were in the school closet and had the children's names on them, but were not clearly dated.

Plan of Correction: They were dated immediately.

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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