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AlphaBEST at Dumfries Elementary
3990 Cameron Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
(703) 216-0381

Current Inspector: Stephanie Reed (540) 272-6558

Inspection Date: Sept. 16, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.

Technical Assistance:
22VAC40-185-(2)-140-A-2 Physical forms within one month after attendance.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted with the director beginning at 7:45 AM and ending at 9:00 AM. There were twenty-one children in the care of two staff members. The children's ages ranged between five and twelve years old. The children were observed playing games, reading, and drawing. Hand washing procedures were observed. Children were also observed eating breakfast which consisted of blueberry pancakes or cereal, dried cranberries, milk or juice. Ten children's records were reviewed. Two staff records were reviewed and in compliance. There were no medications on site to be reviewed. The first aid kit, flashlight, and weather-band radio were observed and in compliance. The most recent emergency evacuation drill was documented as 8/29/19. The most recent shelter-in-place drill was documented as 11/26/19. The most recent fire inspection was dated 12/18/17. The most recent health inspection was dated 3/7/19.

If there are any questions regarding this inspection, contact Shawanda Henderson at 540-216-1434 or S.Henderson@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the center failed to obtain documentation of immunization for all children enrolled prior to the first day of attendance. Evidence: Child B, child C, and child D did not have documentation of immunizations in their records.

Plan of Correction: The center will request the missing documentation from the parents or guardians.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation, not all of the children's records were complete. Evidence: Child A's record was missing the names, addresses, and phone numbers for two emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The center will obtain the missing documentation from the parent or guardian.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the center failed to conducted monthly practice emergency evacuation drills as required. Evidence: There was no documentation of monthly evacuation drills for the month of March, April, May, and June of 2019.

Plan of Correction: The director stated that emergency evacuation drills will be conducted every month moving forward and recorded in the log.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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