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Daystar Children's Center
6409 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 924-1410

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Jan. 23, 2019

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:
Technical assistance was provided regarding, parent handbook sign off, the renewal application, and what is required for documentation of proof of birth.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 9:30am-2:30pm. There were 36 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 6 direct care staff. The physical plant, child evaluations, programming, staff records, children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, coloring,eating lunch, which consisted of meatloaf, corn muffin and mashed potatoes and nap time. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact or call 703-268-3728

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on review of children's records, not all immunization records are updated. Evidence: Child #1, does not have documentation, of an updated immunization record, last update was 9/26/17

Plan of Correction: I will get a copy of the updated immunization record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-H
Description: Based on review of administrative documents, there is no documentation of liability insurance coverage. Evidence: Documentation of a updated liability insurance coverage was not available for review during inspection. current documentation expired in 2012.

Plan of Correction: I will get a copy of the updated insurance coverage.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records and interview with director, staff records are not complete. Evidence: Staff #1,2, & 3 do not have the required documentation of 2 reference checks. Staff #1,2, &3 do not have documentation of education or qualifications for the position of lead teacher.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure to document the required information when doing a reference check. I will get the documentation of education and qualifications for my leads.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on review of children's records, not all records are complete. Evidence: Child # 1,2,3,4,5,& 6 do not have documentation of a written agreement between the parent and the center.

Plan of Correction: I will have the parents sign off on the parent agreement.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-380-A
Description: Based on observation, the daily schedule was not posted in all classrooms. Evidence: There wasn't a daily schedule of activities posted in the 4's classroom.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, children's hands are not being washed after each diaper change. Evidence: In the toddler classroom, the teacher did not wash the child's hands with soap and running water before the child touched the toys.

Plan of Correction: I will speak with all staff regarding washing children's hands immediately after a diaper change.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and interview with staff, the diapering surface is not being cleaned and sanitized after each diaper change. Evidence: Staff is sanitizing the diaper changing surface with bleach and water and wiping dry. The correct procedure is: cleaning with soap and water and wiping dry then spray with bleach and water and allow to air dry.

Plan of Correction: I will speak get soap and water bottles for each diaper changing station and re-train staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-I
Description: Based on review of emergency supplies, the center does not have all required supplies. Evidence: The center does not have an emergency supply of disposable bottles, nipples and commercial formulas appropriate for the children in care.

Plan of Correction: I will get an emergency supply of bottles, nipples and formula for all babies in care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on review of staff records, not all records are complete. Evidence: Staff #1 does not have documentation of a central registry record check on file.

Plan of Correction: I mailed it in, I will check on the status and email you the information within 10 business day.s


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.

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