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James L. and Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy
8543 Forest Place
Alexandria, VA 22309
(571) 480-4261

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Jan. 31, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with center director background checks and children's records.

An unannounced non-mandated monitoring inspection was conducted to assess the correction of previous violations. There were 43 children in care of 12 staff. 5 children's and two staff records were reviewed. The children were observed finishing lunch, listening to stories and preparing for nap time. Emergency drill records were current. Areas of non compliance are listed in the violation notice. For any questions regarding this inspection, please contact me at 571-835-4718 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review, each child enrolled did not have a physical exam within 30 days of enrollment. Evidence: Child # 1's date of enrollment was 7/17/17. Documentation of a physical exam was not obtained for Child # 1.

Plan of Correction: WE will ask the parents to bring in a copy of the physical exam.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain a subsequent tuberculosis (TB) screening every two years for staff. Evidence: Staff # 2's most recent TB screening was dated 1/11/17 ad expired on on 1/11/19. An updated TB screening was not obtained.

Plan of Correction: I will send my staff to get the updated screening.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on records review, the center did not annually children's records. Evidence: 1. Child # 1's first day of enrollment was 7/17/17. An annual update of information was done for Child # 1. 2. Child # 2's record indicated that the most recent update was done in August 2016. 3. Child # 3's first day of enrollment was 6/9/17. An annual update of information was done for Child # 3.

Plan of Correction: We will complete the annual updates.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-I
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, a one-day's emergency supply of disposable bottles, nipples, and commercial formulas appropriate for the children in care was not maintained at the center. Evidence: 1. The center did not maintain an emergency supply of extra bottles, nipples and commercial formula for infants. 2. Staff # 1 stated that there was some formula in the facility that could be used for the infants in case of an emergency.

Plan of Correction: We will work on maintaining the emergency supplies.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain fingerprint results for staff before the first day of employment. Evidence: 1. Staff # 3's first date of employment was 10/10/18. 2. Staff # 3's fingerprint results were not obtained before the first day of employment. They were dated 10/16/18.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure that we obtain results before the first date of employment.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain an out of state central registry for an employee that has resided outside of Virginia in the last 5 years. Evidence: 1. Staff # 3's first day of employment was 10/10/18. Staff # 3's out of state central registry was mailed on 10/9/18. 2. At the end of the 45 day period, the center did not conduct a follow up regarding Staff # 3's results and they were not available for review during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: We will call and follow up.


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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