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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 , July 31, 2019 and Aug. 26, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
A complaint was received in the Licensing Office on 7/25/2019 regarding staffing, supervision and general record keeping. On 7/30/2019, 7/31/2019 and 8/26/2019 on-site investigations were conducted. Interviews were conducted, records reviewed, and observations were made. The preponderance of evidence supports the allegations and the complaint is deemed valid. The findings from the investigation can be found on the Violation Notice. Please email me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov with any questions or clarifications needed.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on record review, children's records did not contain all required information.
Evidence: Child #1's file did not contain addresses for both emergency contacts. Child #2, Child #3 and Child #4's files did not contain documentation of the children's first dates of enrollment.

Plan of Correction: Child #1 emergency form was taken from the file and was placed in the classroom which was later discovered and filed accordingly. Child #2, #3 and #4 start dates were already present in both summer camp and preschool enrollment forms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on record review, staff files did not contain all required information.
Evidence:
1. Staff #4 file contains one reference check.
2. Staff #5 file does not contain any reference checks.
3. Staff #9 file does not contain any reference checks.
4. Staff #11 file does not contain the last date of employment.
5. Staff #12 file does not contain the last date of employment or any references.

Plan of Correction: Staff #4 and #5 are corrected. Staff #9 references were tried several times with no response. Staff #11 file is updated and corrected.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-220
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on record review, aides were not at least 16 years of age.
Evidence: Staff #1 and Staff #2 are currently 15 years of age

Plan of Correction: From Code of VA 40.1-84 go 96 Staff #1 and #2 were teacher aid interns for a lead teacher and their work permit from VA Child Labor was documented accordingly. Will comply with 16 years age limit going forward.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on record review, staff did not receive orientation training by the end of their first day assuming job responsibilities.
Evidence:
1. Staff #5 file does not contain documentation of orientation training.
2. Staff #9 file does not contain documentation of orientation training.

Plan of Correction: Staff #5 started on the day of the inspection. She got the orientation later and was documented. Staff #9 orientation was done before her start date and documentation is updated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-C
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, when one or more children were present one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member, volunteer or other employee who is at least 16 years of age was not present.
Evidence: On 7/31/2019, Staff #2 (15 years old) arrived at the center at approximately 7:57am and Staff #5 arrived at the center at approximately 8:04am with one child. A second child was also arriving at approximately 8:04am. The program owner arrived at the center at approximately 8:10am.

Plan of Correction: A new qualified Principal search was underway at the time of the inspection due to abrupt departure of then Principal. Acting Principal meeting the qualifications is now in charge.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on record review and interview, each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director was not regularly present.
Evidence: Children have been enrolled in the center's summer camp program since 6/17/2019. There was no lead qualified staff until 7/29/2019. The program owner confirmed that the lead staff member was hired on 7/29/2019.

Plan of Correction: Although Summer Camps were to start from 6/17/19, no students were enrolled until 7/1/19. Owner was confused at the time of inspection; then Principal who was also acting as lead teacher started on 7/1/19. Staff #5, Preschool lead teacher, who was supposed to start in August was requested to start immediately due to abrupt departure of then Principal.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Complaint related: Yes
Description: 1. Staff #1's first day of employment was 6/10/2019 and there are no central registry results on file.
2. Staff #2's first day of employment was 6/10/2019 and there are no central registry results on file.
3. Staff #3's first day of employment was 6/17/2019 and there are no central registry results on file.
4. Staff #4's first day of employment was 6/10/2019 and there are no central registry results on file.
5. Staff #10's first day of employment was 7/29/18 and there are no central registry results on file.
6. When asked about the whereabouts of the central registry findings, the program owner stated that she didn't know anything about the staff background checks.

Plan of Correction: Central Registry was delayed due to dereliction of duty by then Principal. This was later identified and corrected. Due to abrupt departure of then Principal leading the Owner to step in who was not involved previously in daily operations and so was not aware of the paperwork/process.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on record review and interview, staff did not submit finger printing eligibility results prior to working with children.
Evidence:
1. Staff #1's first day of employment was 6/10/2019 and the date of their fingerprint results is 6/26/2019.
2. Staff #2's first day of employment was 6/10/2019 and the date of their fingerprint results is 6/26/2019.
3. Staff #3's first day of employment was 6/17/2019 and the date of their fingerprint results is 7/26/2019.
4. Staff #4's first day of employment was 6/10/2019 and the date of their fingerprint results is 7/15/2019.
5. Staff #13's first day of employment was 8/23/1018 and the date of their fingerprint results is 9/7/18.
6. When asked if she could explain why staff members were working with children prior to their eligibility results being obtained, the owner stated that she didn't know anything about the staff background checks.

Plan of Correction: Acquiring Finger Printing results was delayed due to dereliction of duty by then Principal. This was later identified and corrected. Delayed start of Summer Camp due to no student enrollment delayed the start date of teacher aid interns and staff #3 taking time off immediately from 7/1/19 also caused delay in acquiring the documentation. Staff #13 is substitute teacher and thought the intended state date was 8/23/18 she did not start due to her unavailability and so her paperwork got delayed. Due to abrupt departure of the Principal leading the Owner to step in who was previously not involved in daily operations and was not aware of the paperwork/process.

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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