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Little Rising Stars Daycare Center
3800 Powell Lane, CU#4
Falls church, VA 22041
(703) 931-1500

Current Inspector: Whitney McGrath (571) 835-4717

Inspection Date: Feb. 8, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Had a discussion with center management regarding staff awareness of potential choking hazards during meal times, keeping daily attendance accurate and the importance of keeping up with background check requirements and deadlines.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Renewal Inspection was conducted between the hours of 9:40am and 1:00pm. There were 2 classrooms observed with a total of 12 children with 3 staff within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed doing crafts, playing freely, eating their morning snack (cheerios with milk), lunch (pizza, bananas and water) and being read to. A complete inspection of the physical plant, children and staff records, fire drill log, medication and emergency procedures were observed during this inspection. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of immunizations for each child before the child could attend the center. Evidence: Child #6 file did not contain documentation of immunizations. Child #6 was observed in care today.

Plan of Correction: I'll provide the parents with something in writing as well as talk to them today at pick-up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not obtain documentation of updated immunizations every 6 months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: Child #1 is currently 15 months old. The most recent documentation of immunizations are from when the child was 6 months old.

Plan of Correction: I'll provide the parents with something in writing as well as talk to them today at pick-up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of a physical exam within the first 30 days of attendance. Evidence: Child #5 and Child #6 file's (first dates of enrollment: 9/4/2018) do not contain documentation of a physical exam.

Plan of Correction: I'll provide the parents with something in writing as well as talk to them today at pick-up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's records did not contain all required information. Evidence: Child #4 file did not contain the address for both emergency contacts or documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age. Child #5 did not have a record. Child #6 file did not contain documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age.

Plan of Correction: I will give the paperwork for Child #4 to the parents to fill-in. I won't let the parents of Child #5 drop off until I have the missing information. I will follow-up with the parents of Child #6 to get the missing information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not contain all required information. Evidence: Staff #1 file does not contain documentation of a second reference check. Staff #2 and Staff #3 files do not contain documentation of two or more reference checks.

Plan of Correction: I will get them completed within the next seven days.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, children 10 years of age were not always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: During the inspection, four infants were in their cribs at 9:50am for nap time in the infant classroom by Staff #2. At 9:56am Staff #2 then left the infant classroom to assist Staff #1 in the preschool classroom with 8 additional children. The door to the infant classroom was closed. Although there is a window into the infant classroom, the cribs are not visible from the window. At 10:06 Staff #2 returned to the infant classroom to check on the infants. The four sleeping infants were not within sight of any staff members for approximately 9 minutes.

Plan of Correction: I will make schedule changes so that Staff #2 does not have to manage both rooms and can stay with the infants.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and review of documentation, the center did not follow the staff-to-child ration applicable to the youngest child in the group. Evidence: At the start of the inspection (approximately 9:40am), there were 8 children in the preschool classroom with Staff #1. The youngest child in the group is 15 months old. The staff-to-child ratio for a 15 month old child is 1:4. Staff #3 arrived at 10:07am to assist Staff #1 in the preschool classroom.

Plan of Correction: I will change Staff #3's schedule to make sure she is here earlier.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not follow the most recent, age-appropriate nutritional requirements of a recognized authority such as the Child and Adult Care Food Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Evidence: The USDA requires that each child receive a separate fruit and vegetable component. Today's lunch was pizza, half of a banana and water. The children were not offered a vegetable.

Plan of Correction: I'll make sure that I offer both a fruit and vegetable on days that the center serves lunch, which is only on Friday's.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based on observation, infant's bottles were not dated and labeled with each child's name. Evidence: During today's inspection, there were 6 bottles observed with no date and 5 bottles observed with no name or date.

Plan of Correction: I'll remind the parents to do this daily, but I'll also purchase labels for the teacher's to complete the labels if the parents have not done it.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center has not obtained central registry findings within 30 days of employment for one employee. Evidence: Staff #2 files does not contain documentation of central registry findings. The center has documentation of the original background check being sent out of 8/13/2018 and later received a violation at their most recent inspection (10/25/2018) for not having received the results of the background check. The center manager's plan of correction was to follow-up regarding the whereabouts of Staff #2's background check results. Center management states that they resent the background check, however there is no copy of the background check or documentation for when this was done. The center has documentation of the second background check being returned without results on 1/11/2019 and documentation that it was resent on 1/14/2019.

Plan of Correction: In the future, I will avoid allowing staff to start working with the children until I have all of the required forms back. I will contact the appropriate agency on Monday to follow-up again about Staff #2's results.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the findings from the most recent inspection summary are not posted. Evidence: The violation notice from the most recent inspection (10/25/2018) are not posted. The summary from the most recent inspection is posted.

Plan of Correction: I'll post today's notice.

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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