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KinderCare Learning Center at Cascades
20655 Fernbank Court
Sterling, VA 20165
(703) 404-4060

Current Inspector: Eureka Nance (703) 638-5968

Inspection Date: Jan. 16, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted today in regards to a complaint received in our office regarding staff-to-child ratio requirements. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the Violation Notice. For questions regarding this inspection, please contact Stephanie.salvatori@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-3
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on multiple interviews and review of records, the facility did not ensure staff-to-child ratio requirements were in compliance. The requirements for 2 year olds state one staff member for every eight children.

Evidence: On January 2, 2019, at approximately 8:45am, 16 children between the ages of 2-3 were present with 1 staff member; Staff #1.

Plan of Correction: During the morning of January 2, 2019 we had 3 teachers scheduled out and two others who were unable to come to work. With that said, we have since adjusted staff's schedules to help cover the classrooms and ratios in the morning time frame. We have also begun looking for substitute staff to help support the instance of teachers needing to be scheduled off and the unexpected event of sickness. We will also be retraining our staff one on one regarding the importance of proper scheduling, appropriate call outs ad arriving to work in a timely fashion. The adjustments to staff schedules have been immediately implemented and we will be monitoring any future need for further support with our classrooms moving forward.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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