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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: May 13, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided regarding expired medication: return it to parents within 14 days of expiration or dispose of it. A discussion was also held on what is need to qualify a teacher as a Lead. (see pages 22-24 of the standards)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:30am-12:00pm. There were 36 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 6 direct care staff. The physical plant, staff records, children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, programs and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in practicing cutting and tracing, and watching a video. 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 nancy.radcliffe@dss.virginia.gov or call 703-268-3728.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, 1 staff member does not have documentation of qualifications for the position. Evidence: Staff #1 does not have any documentation as to how she is qualified for a lead position.

Plan of Correction: She is currently in college for early childhood education, I will get a copy of her transcript.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on review of medications, they are not being kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: The medication box was located in the office, on top of the desk (6 feet high), that was not locked.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection, and in the future, I will make sure it is locked.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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