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Minnieland Academy at Occoquan #12
1511 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 491-5035

Current Inspector: Cathy Aylor (540) 222-6352

Inspection Date: Nov. 8, 2018 and Jan. 17, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Discussed reducing the number of toys cluttering the floor in baby steps room 1 & 2 to ensure enough floor space for children learning to walk. Discussed attendance records: 22 VAC 40-185 -80A with the center director and that baby steps room 1 &2 need to maintain separate attendance records. Mulch that has degraded and turned to direct is no longer considered an adequate resilient surface.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted beginning at 9:10 am and ending at 2:00pm. There were 47 children in care being supervised by 9 staff members. Children ages ranged from five months to five years old. The children were observed on the playground , having books read to them during center time and playing with playdough. Lunch served today was corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, pears and milk. Five children's records were reviewed. Five staff records were reviewed. Five medications for three children were reviewed. There were two staff members on site with MAT ( Medication Administration Training) certification. The emergency escape and shelter in place drills were up-to-date. The center's bus was inspected and in compliance. If you have any questions please contact Cathy Aylor at 540-222-6352 or email cathy.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, not all of the area and equipment of the center, were maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) The outside metal gates between the infant/toddler and 3's/4's playground had screws protruding greater that two threads which presented a puncture hazard. 2) Two tricycles with missing handlebars grips were on the 3's/4's playground. 3) Telephone cords from wall mounted phones were hanging down within reach of children in the toddler, threes classrooms and gathering room #5, presenting a strangulation hazard. 4) The black metal gate, the metal railing along the ramp and the metal railing along the basement steps had vertical bars with openings that allowed a small torso template ( 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 inch rectangle) to fit through but not a large head template ( 9 inch circle) to fit through. These areas presented head entrapments.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on 11/9/18 and 11/15/18.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and measurements, it was determine that the composite play structures on the playgrounds did not have the required amount of resilient surfacing underneath and surrounding the structures. Evidence: 1) On the 3's/4's playground the mulch in front of the burgundy slide facing the building measured 1/8th inches, this slide requires 6 inches of mulch. 2) On the 3's/4's playground the green/tan/burgundy step climber measured 7 feet high and had 1/8th inches of mulch. This slide requires at least 9 inches of mulch. 3) On the school age playground the tan and green composite play structure with the tan slide had 1/4th inch of mulch underneath and surrounding the climber, it requires at least 6 inches of mulch.

Plan of Correction: Corrected 11/27/18.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on observation and interview with administrative staff, the center did not ensure that a working battery operated flashlight was on each floor of the building used by children. Evidence: There was no battery operated flashlight on the lower two floors of the center.

Plan of Correction: Corrected.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of five staff records, the center did not have an fingerprint based criminal history record determination letter prior to staff beginning employment. Evidence: The center did not have a determination letter for Staff E ( hired 10/31/17).

Plan of Correction: Corrected.


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