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Discovery Time Learning Academy
420 Hume Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 930-9043

Current Inspector: Ariel Hayes (804) 629-7124

Inspection Date: July 15, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed other methods for water play for younger children.

Comments:
The Licensing Inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing office on 7/8/19. Interviews were conducted with staff relating to the allegations of supervision, diapering, accident reports and wading pools. Licensing Inspector reviewed the Brightview reports for diapering for several children in the infant room, accident reports and room arrangement in the infant room was observed, all resulted in no violations. A violation was cited for the use of wading pools for younger children. If you have any questions you may contact me at Margaret.allworth@dss.virginia.gov or 703-209-3521.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-470-E
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on photographs and staff interviews, children that are toilet trained are using the portable wading pools. Evidence: Staff stated that children ages infant through pre school age children are using portable wading pools. Portable wading pools were observed outside on the playground. The complainant emailed pictures of infants and toddlers sitting in water inside portable wading pools.

Plan of Correction: We appreciate this being brought to our attention. We were not aware of the wading pool standard. We have immediately notified our staff at all locations that the wading pools can not be used for children under 3 years old. We will provide other fun water activities for the summer.

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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