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Madame Curie School of Science & Technology
43250 Stonewall Pond Street
Chantilly, VA 20152
(703) 542-6600

Current Inspector: Sheila F Nelson (804) 629-7489

Inspection Date: July 30, 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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place on 7/30/2019 between the hours of 8:20am and 11:00am. At the start of the inspection there were a total of 3 children with 5 staff and the center owner; all ratios were incompliance. A total of 5 children?s files and 9 staff files were reviewed. The children were observed being dropped of by their parents, learning about state capitals and eating a morning snack. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, each staff member has not submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis (TB) screening.
Evidence: Staff #7, Staff #8, Staff #12 files do not contain documentation of a negative TB screening

Plan of Correction: Staff #7 and #8 completed TB testing and results are documented. Staff #12 test results were already documented in staff file from March 2018.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-B
Description: Based on interview, records and reports on children and staff were not maintained and made accessible for two years after termination of services or separation from employment.
Evidence: When asked for attendance records for March, April, May and June of 2019, the program owner did not know where they were located. When asked who were the staff responsible for caring for children during March, April, May and June of 2019, the program owner did not know and could not locate employee files.

Plan of Correction: The student attendance records, staff records and other requested records and reports were documented in timely manner which the Owner was not aware of the paperwork and documentation whereabouts at the time of inspection. All these records were already made available and provided to the inspector later upon request on the follow up date 8/26/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based on record review and interview, at least one staff on duty has not obtained within the last three years instruction in performing a daily health observation of children.
Evidence: None of the staff records for staff currently employed contained documentation of daily health observation training. When asked, the program owner stated that she did not know what the training was or if anyone had completed it.

Plan of Correction: Due to abrupt departure of then Principal who had the required training, the owner who was previously not involved in daily operations had to step in. Current teachers and now acting Principal are all trained now.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence: There are several cleaning products stored under the cabinet next to the refrigerator. There was a lock hanging on the cabinet handles, however the lock was not latched/closed, making the cleaning products accessible. This cabinet is locked next to the children?s bathrooms.

Plan of Correction: This was an oversight by staff and it was addressed accordingly by going over licensing rules and school policies.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, children's hands were not washed with soap and running water before eating snacks.
Evidence: Children were observed eating apple sauce as a morning snack. The children's hands were not washed before eating.

Plan of Correction: This was an oversight by staff and it was addressed accordingly by going over licensing rules and school policies.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on interview, the center has not maintained a record of the dates of the practice drills for one year.
Evidence: When asked to review the center's evacuation and shelter-in-place drills, the program owner stated that she did not know where the log/documentation is kept.

Plan of Correction: The drills were done and documented in timely manner in google drive. Again, the Owner who just stepped in due to abrupt departure of the Principal was not aware of the paperwork and documentation whereabouts at the time of inspection. All these records were already made available and provided to the inspector later upon request on the follow up date 8/26/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F
Description: Based on observation and interview, a current menu listing foods to be served for meals and snacks during the current one-week period was not available.
Evidence: The menu posted at the facility stated that today's AM snack would be cinnamon muffins, yogurt raisins and water; the children were observed eating an apple sauce cup. When asked about the discrepancy, the program owner stated that the menu posted is for the next academic school year in August. There is not a current menu posted.

Plan of Correction: This was an oversight by staff and it was addressed accordingly by going over licensing rules and school policies. Owner was confused at the time of inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and interview, the findings of the most recent inspection were not posted.
Evidence: The inspection notice and findings from the most recent inspection could not be located within the facility. When asked, the program owner stated that she didn't know where the inspection notice was.

Plan of Correction: The fire inspection reports were documented in timely manner. The owner was not aware of the paperwork and documentation whereabouts at the time of 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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