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KinderCare Learning Center #301010
4287 Buckman Road
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-1045

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Sept. 5, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was offered regarding the playground, background checks, renewal of license, staff records.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 9:40 am-2:00pm. 21 children were in care with 8 staff members present. Children were observed during engaged in activities including learning about the days of the week, transitioning from centers to circle time and listening to stories. The toddler group was observed completing a food activity related to slicing bananas. 4 staff and 5 children's records, emergency drill records and injury report logs were reviewed. The outdoor play area was inspected. There were no medications on site. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at or 571-835-4718.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain a negative Tuberculosis (TB) screening for an employee within 21 days of employment.
1. Staff # 2's first day of employment was 7/3/19.
2. Staff # 2's record had a receipt for her TB screening and documentation to show that she went for the screening. However, the results for the TB screening were not obtained by the center.

Plan of Correction: The staff member will obtain a copy from the physician.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, a staff member in a program leader position was not qualified for the position.
1. Staff # 3 was observed working in the 3's-4's classroom. Staff # 1 stated that Staff # 3 is the lead teacher for that group.
2. Staff # 3's record only had a copy of her high school diploma. There was no additional documentation in Staff # 3's record to show that she met the requirements to be a program leader.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 3 is currently enrolled in the CDA program and is expected to complete her CDA by 9/23/19. We will ensure that all required paperwork in the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, staff did not ensure that children's and staff hands are washed after diaper changes.
1. Staff # 2 was observed changing a diaper for a child.
2. Staff # 2 did not wash her hands after the diaper change was completed. Staff # 2 was then observed feeding the child, without washing hands after the diaper change.
3. Staff # 2 did not ensure that the child's hands were washed after her diaper was changed.

Plan of Correction: The staff person was retrained during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on record reviews, the center did not maintain written documentation of the emergency evacuation drills.
Evidence: Staff # 1 stated that emergency drills were conducted for the month of July and August 2019. The drills were not documented on the emergency drill log.

Plan of Correction: The drill record was updated during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based on observation, infant bottles were not dated.
Evidence: In the infant classroom, there were three infant milk bottles that did not have the current date. The bottles were dated 7/19.

Plan of Correction: Bottles will be checked daily to ensure they are labeled properly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-I
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain a full day's emergency supply of formula, bottles and nipples for infants in care.
Evidence: The center had a box of infant formula for emergency purposes on site, but bottles and nipples were not maintained.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure that we have a supply of formula, nipples and bottles.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain out of state central registry results for an employee who has resided outside the state of Virginia in the last 5 years.
1. Staff # 3's record indicated that she resided in Maryland from 3/2015 through 1/2016.
2. The center was not aware of that and did not obtain central registry results for Maryland for Staff # 3.

Plan of Correction: The out of state form will be mailed today.


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