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Discovery Time Learning Center
1509 Leslie Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 930-9043

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: Aug. 21, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:45am-1:50pm. There were 88 children (infants-5yrs.) supervised by 16 direct care staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 8 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed napping, having storytime, transitioning from waterplay. Diapering, hand-washing, and bottle-feeding procedures were also observed. There was an abundance of books, toys, and materials, which were found to be developmentally appropriate for the children in care at the time of inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Anansa Archer-Hicks at (703) 268-3295, or anansa.archer-hicks@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: A container of chemical floor cleaner was found in an unlocked storage closet in the children's bathroom area.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, a staff member did not ensure that a child's hands were washed with soap and running water after toileting. Evidence: Staff E changed Child #2's diaper and did not wash the child's hands before allowing to child to return to the group activity.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 10 injury reports did not contain all required information. Evidence: One injury report did not include documentation of the method, date, and time of parent notification.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during 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.

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