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Greater Mt Vernon Com Head Start - Gum Springs Children's Center
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-5760

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: April 10, 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
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed emergency contact requirements for staff.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from approximately 10:30am-1:50pm. There were 137 children directly supervised by 13 staff. A sample of 10 children?s, 6 staff records were reviewed. The children were observed playing on the playground, eating lunch, reading books, singing and dancing. The center will begin spring break next week. One new staff has been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the administrative staff. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-H
Description: Based on interview and observation, the sponsor did not maintain public liability insurance for bodily harm for each center site. Evidence: The liability insurance record available did not cover bodily harm.

Plan of Correction: Head Start Administrator submitted requested document from Fairfax County Government to be available onsite fro reviews/inspections on April11 2019.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on observation, the center did not have injury prevention procedures. Evidence: The center did not have injury prevention procedures that should be updated at least annually.

Plan of Correction: Head Start Coordinator will create an injury prevention procedure with management to implement September 2019.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's files were incomplete. Evidence: 6 of 6 children's files reviewed were missing required information. 1) Children A-H were missing first date of enrollment and school previously attended. 2) Child B was missing the father's home and employment information. 3) Child D was missing parents employment information. 4) Child E was missing mother's employer phone number. 5) Child G was missing mother's employer phone number.

Plan of Correction: Children's files will be updated to reflect the required information next school year.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: In Room #4, a cabinet which held cleaning supplies was found unlocked.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

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.

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