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Funshine Preschool
3440 22nd Street South
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 521-1090

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: Oct. 22, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
Discussed Program Leader qualifications and training.

A mandated Monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:45am to 1:00pm. There were 46 children present with 12 staff. Children were observed on the playground, having snack (graham crackers and milk), washing hands, painting, dancing with scarves, having circle time, and saying why they were happy. Reviewed 3 staff files, 3 children's files, attendance, fire and health inspection, emergency evacuation plan and drills, medications/authorizations, and physical plant. Violations of the Standards are recorded on the Violation Notice. Should you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact Georganne Buccine (

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on observation, the center is not ensuring that the activities, services, and facilities are maintained in compliance with the center's own policies.
Staff did not follow the center's playground safety policy of inspecting the play areas for hazardous items prior to allowing children in the area. Broken glass was found on the preschool by a child.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected at the time of inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain a separate record for each child enrolled that contained required information.
1. Child#1 and Child#2 were missing the work number for 1 parent.
2. Child#1 was missing addresses for 2 Emergency Contacts.

Plan of Correction: I will get the info from the parents

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not contain required information.
1. Staff#1 (hire date 8/21/19) did not have documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment.

Plan of Correction: I will get the one reference this week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on observation and record review, staff being utilized as Program Leaders do not have documentation of required qualifications.
Staff#2 did not have documentation of their CDA training available for review during this inspection.

Plan of Correction: I will have her bring in the documentation and keep it in her file

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on record review, staff did not receive orientation training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities.
1. Staff#1 (start date 8/21/19) did not have documentation of completing orientation training.

Plan of Correction: I will look for the documentation and if I can't find it, I will retain

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not provide to the licensing representative an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction
The last fire inspection documented was conducted on 3/15/18.

Plan of Correction: I will call to have them come out.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are not being maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition
Soft play equipment in the Toddler room is frayed and has exposed stuffing, which is a choking hazard. This violation was previously cited on 1/23/19.

Plan of Correction: I will remove it from the classroom today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides were not being kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Preschool 1 bathroom had bleach and water bottles on a shelf in the bathroom accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: This violation was corrected at time of inspection. I will also do a sweep of the center to ensure everything is locked up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, staff did not wash their hands with soap and running water after diaper changing.
After changing a child, Staff#1 was observed placing child on the floor while still wearing soiled gloves. Staff then moved play equipment closer to child while still wearing soiled gloves. Staff then removed gloves and cleaned diapering surface, but did not wash hands.

Plan of Correction: I had a conversation with all staff in the room about proper hand washing.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, food brought from home was not clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.
Child#4's bottles were dated with yesterday's date (10/21) and lunch container did not have a date.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected at the time of inspection.


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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