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La Petite Academy - Dumfries
17040 Jefferson Davis Highway
Dumfries, VA 22026-2112
(703) 221-5678

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: April 30, 2019 and May 20, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed: a center may temporarily reassign a child from his regular group and staff members for reasons of administrative necessity but not casually or repeatedly disrupt a child's schedule and attachment to his staff members and group.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted jointly with the local Department of Social Services to investigate a complaint regarding Staffing and Supervision, Special Care Provisions and Emergencies, and Nutrition and Food Services. Observations and interviews were conducted, and staff records and documentation were reviewed. The portion of the complaint regarding Staffing and Supervision was determined to be valid. The portion of the complaint regarding Special Care Provisions and Emergencies, and Nutrition and Food Services was determined to be not valid. If you have further questions regarding this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or Donna.Liberman@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-2
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, interview with staff, and documentation review, the center failed to maintain a ratio of one staff/5 children for children 16 months to two years of age. Evidence: On 4/15/19, 4/17/19, 4/22/19, 4/23/19, 4/25/19 and 4/26/19 between 7 am - 9 am, documentation shows that required ratios were not maintained. On 4/30/19 there was one infant who has not reached 16 months of age (child #1 date of birth: 1/21/18), present in the toddler room, where there were ten children and two staff members.

Plan of Correction: We will ensure that ratios are maintained. Additional staff have been hired and put in place.

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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