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Arlington Children's Center
1915 N. Uhle Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 528-5588

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sawyer (571) 835-0599

Inspection Date: Aug. 15, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed child abuse and neglect training with director.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 11:20am-2:20pm. There were 64 children in the direct care and supervision of 12 staff. A sample of 5 children?s records, 5 staff records 4 medications and 5 minor injury logs were reviewed. The children were observed eating lunch, playing on the playground, washing hands, and napping. Zero new staff have have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the director. If you have any questions, contact

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on observation, injury prevention plan was not updated at least annually. Evidence: The document entitled "Annual Update on Injury Prevention Plan for 2018" was updated to reflect the incidents that occurred in "2017".

Plan of Correction: Everything remains the same. I will update the plan as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not keep a written record of children in attendance each day. Evidence: 1. The attendance for Group 1 and Group 2 was incomplete for 08/14/2019. 2. Caregiver A said she would complete the attendance later.

Plan of Correction: Attendance will be completed later.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas of the center were not kept in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: The plastic on the door of the playhouse located on the small playground near the entrance of the school was was cracked and the metal hinge was exposed.

Plan of Correction: We will be moving the whole house, I told the owner yesterday that we should remove it.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1. The sanitizing solutions for Groups 1 and 2 were located in an unlocked container. 2. All purpose cleaner and "Bleach" were found in an unlocked closet located in the hallway near the exit to the playground.

Plan of Correction: 1. Lead teacher of Group 2 said she will lock the solutions. 2. I will lock closet today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on record review, Staff shall did not request at least annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record is up to date. Evidence: 1. The file of Child C was last updated 07/26/2018. 2. Child D's file was last reviewed 05/07/2018.

Plan of Correction: Parents will sign files in the evening today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on observation, prescription medication did not have written authorization from the parent. Evidence: The medication authorization form for a liquid allergy medication for Child A was not signed by the parent.

Plan of Correction: Parent will sign form in the evening today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, medication was not kept in a locked place. Evidence: The medication was located in an unlocked plastic container in the office of the director on the bottom shelf of a wall storage unit.

Plan of Correction: I will change the container and get a locked one.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-L
Description: Based on observation, the center did not keep a record of medication given to children which included all required components. Evidence: The medication administration log was not completely filled out for Child B. The medication log was missing the following information on the date of 08/02/2019 when medication was administered 1. Amount administered 2. Medication 3. Time 4. Adverse reaction or medical errors.

Plan of Correction: I can complete the form right now. Completed During Inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on record review, the written record of minor injuries were incomplete. Evidence: 1. 1 of 6 minor injury records reviewed was missing required information. 2. A minor injury record was missing the future action to prevent the injury.

Plan of Correction: We will change it right now.


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