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KinderCare #301130
7901 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 780-9099

Current Inspector: Jessica Willis (571) 352-1453

Inspection Date: Oct. 21, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 10:20 am-3:40 pm. At the time of entrance, 58 children were in care with 14 staff members present. Children were observed in circle time, tossing and rolling a ball, building with blocks, and participating in letter and word recognition. Naptime, diapering and handwashing were also observed. A selection of 5 staff and 10 children records, the physical space, emergency supplies, evacuation drills, attendance records, injury reports, medications and the Emergency Preparedness Plan were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at jessica.willis@dss.virginia.gov or 571-352-1453.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-B
Description: Based on children's record review, a physical examination was not obtained within the required time frame.

Evidence:
Child #5 began care on 8/19/19. The physical exam maintained was dated 6/6/18. The physical examination for this child was not obtained within 12 months of attendance.

Plan of Correction: Center requested updated physical from parent on 10/21/19

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 8 out of 10 children's records did not contain all required information.

Evidence:
1. The records for Child #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6 did not contain the father's place of employment.
2. The records for Child #1, #2, #3 and #4 did not contain the father's work number.
3. The records for Child #7 and #8 did not contain the mother's place of employment.
4. The records for Child #1 and #8 did not contain the mother's work number.

Plan of Correction: Families were notified of needing second parent's work information. An addendum form was created and parents have been asked to complete no later than 10/25/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation and 1 staff interview, areas of the center were not maintained in a safe condition.

Evidence:
1. A door leading into the bathroom located inside the Pre-K classroom was observed to have a dime-sized hole within reach of children creating a potential finger entrapment hazard. A section of the same door was indented and the wood was cracked presenting a splinter hazard.
2. Staff acknowledged the door was damaged.

Plan of Correction: A work order has been placed and is scheduled for repair on 10/23/19.

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:
Two cans of air freshener were observed in an unlocked bathroom accessible to children, located in the preschool classroom.

Plan of Correction: The door was locked by staff during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on staff record review and staff interview, an out of state child abuse and neglect search was not completed.

Evidence:
1. Staff #1 was hired on 3/1/17. Staff #1 stated that they lived out of the state of Virginia during the past five years. No Out of State background search results were obtained from the state of Maryland.
2. Documentation found in the record for Staff #1 indicated Staff #1 resided in Maryland during 2005-2017.

Plan of Correction: A Maryland Central Registry check was mailed out for Staff #1. The center will provide documentation that the request was sent within 10 business days.

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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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