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Carousel Children's Academy
9151 Centreville Road
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 365-7622

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: Oct. 4, 2019

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
You will need to adhere to all standards regarding submitting and obtaining background checks which must be conducted for all agents and employees of the business. Fingerprint background checks and sworn statement or affirmations must be conducted prior to the first day of employment. Central registry background check results must be documented by the 30th day of employment. Additionally, you will need to provide parents and employees of the center with handbooks and follow all required documentation of each. You will need new parental agreements. The agreements need to be completed immediately and handbooks provided to all parties within 15 days. The Director will need to provide orientation training to all staff within 7 days.

An initial study was conducted beginning at 10:00 am. and ending at 1:00 p.m. with the current owner and new owner. This is an existing cetner that is in the process of changing ownership and operational responsibility. There were 33 children ages 5 months through 5 years old under the care and supervision of 8 staff.

If you have questions regarding this inspection, contact Stephanie Reed at (540) 272-6558 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, not all areas of the center were maintained in safe, operable condition. Evidence: On the Frogs (toddler) play area, there was a broken plastic telescope attached to the Step2 climber that creating a scratching hazard. One of the push/ride in cars was missing the stabilization pole and the back part of the plastic was detached creating a pinching hazard. On the large playground, the mats used for resilient surfacing near the slide are warped and bent. The mats protrude above the mulch and created a tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: The broken equipment was removed from the toddler play area during the inspection. The mats will be addressed as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation and measurements, it was determined that hte center did not maintain the required amount of resilient surfacing for all playground equipment. Evidence:
1. On the Frogs (toddler) outdoor play area, the Step2 climber/slide, mulch was measured at 2" in use/fall zones. There was dirt observed at the bottom of the slide chute.
2. On the large playground, there was dirt observed under the firemen's pole. There was less than 1" of resilient surfacing under the metal climbing bars. There was dirt observed at the bottom of the slide chute.

Plan of Correction: Resilient surfacing will be added to the play areas as soon as possible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-C-1-B
Description: Based on interview with the existing owner and new owner/applicant, sworn statement or affirmations were not conducted for all agents and staff. Evidence: Agent #2 did not have documentation of central registry background check results.
2. Staff #1, Staff #2, Staff #3, Staff #4, Staff #5, Staff #6, Staff #7, Staff #8, Staff #9, Staff #10, Staff #11, Staff #12 and Staff #13 did not have documentation of sworn statement or affirmation under the new business entity/applicant

Plan of Correction: Agent #2's central registry background check will be conducted 10//04/2019. Staff will complete sworn statements as soon as possible.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on interview with the existing owner and new owner/applicant, national fingerprint background checks were not conducted for staff. Evidence: Staff #1, Staff #2, Staff #3, Staff #4, Staff #5, Staff #6, Staff #7, Staff #8, Staff #9, Staff #10, Staff #11, Staff #12 and Staff #13 did not have documentation of national fingerprint results under the new business entity/applicant.

Plan of Correction: All staff will undergo fingerprinting as soon as possible.


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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