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

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: May 15, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Technical Assistance was offered for the following: Placement of infant cribs away from windows with blinds if being used, children's records.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 11:00 am-2:00pm. 58 children were in care with 14 staff members present. Children were observed eating lunch, washing hands, singing songs during circle time, playing outside and preparing for nap. The lunch menu included chicken fajita, rice, fresh fruit, salad and milk. 5 staff and 5 children's records and emergency drill records were reviewed. Documents related to the probationary status of the center were also reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov or 571-835-4718.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, equipment inside the center were not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: 1. Two bins for a sensory table in the preschool classroom had broken edges, which could pose an injury hazard for children. 2. Two bins for sensory tables on the playground had standing water. 3. in the K-Prep and K-Prep 2 classroom cords for blinds were left hanging while the blinds were pulled up, posing a strangulation hazard.

Plan of Correction: The bins were removed from the classroom during the inspection. The water from the bins were dumped during the inspection. The blind cords were tied up during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-N
Description: Based on observation, a recalled product was not removed from the center and was being used by a child in care. Evidence: A recalled bumbo seat without safety restraints was being used by an infant in the infant classroom.

Plan of Correction: The bumbo seat was removed 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.

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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