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ChildSpace Learning Center
2721 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
(571) 429-3082

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: July 29, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the flood in the lower level and the progress of the repairs being made. Discussed the plans for expansion.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 8:55am-12:00pm. At the time of entrance, 6 children were in care with 3 staff members present. Children were observed during group activities, free art activities and outdoor play time. The site was clean, organized and contained an abundant supply of developmentally appropriate materials. Interactions between the children and staff were positive. A selection of staff and children records, the physical space, evacuation drills, attendance records, injury reports and the Emergency Preparedness Plan were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at or 571-835-0386.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not treat children's records confidentially. Evidence: 1. An allergy list was taped to the outside of the cabinet above the sink with 7 children's names and their allergies listed. 2. The Director stated she did not have written permission from the parents to post the children's allergies for public view.

Plan of Correction: I moved the list inside of the cabinet during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on record review, staff did not complete 16 hours of staff development training. Evidence: 1. Staff C began with the center on 2/20/2018 and had completed 14 hours of training between 2/20/2018 and 2/20/2019.

Plan of Correction: I will ask the staff member to complete the 2 hours of training as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F
Description: Based on review of the center's menu, the center did not follow the most recent, age-appropriate nutritional requirements of a recognized authority such as the Child and Adult Care Food Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which requires 1 milk, 2 fruits/vegetables, 1 grains/bread and 1 meat/meat alternate. Evidence: 1. Monday menu-Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup 2. Tuesday menu-Mac N Cheese and Bananas 3. Wednesday menu-Sun Butter/Jelly Sandwiches and apples 4. Thursday menu-Chicken Noodle Soup Tomato/Cucumber 5. Friday menu-Cheese Pizza and Bananas

Plan of Correction: I will review the menu for the new school year and make sure it meets all the requirements.


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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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