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KinderCare Learning Center #000540
8604 Pohick Road
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 455-7322

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was offered regarding staff records and background checks.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:10 am-1:00 pm. 56 children were in care with 15 staff members present. Children were observed engaged in group and circle time activities, outdoor play time and eating lunch. The lunch menu included a turkey sausage burger, sweet potatoes, peaches and milk. 4 staff and 5 children's records, and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov or 571-835-4718.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of a physical exam for children in care within 30 days of enrollment.
Evidence: Child # 1's first day of enrollment was 8/26/19. Documentation of a physical exam was not obtained for Child # 1 within 30 days of enrollment.

Plan of Correction: I will ask the parents to bring in a copy of the physical.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on staff interview, the center did not obtain tuberculosis (TB) screening for an employee within 21 days of employment.
Evidence:
1. Staff # 1 is an independent contractor at started soccer sessions for children enrolled in the program. The soccer season started on 9/23/19.
2. Staff # 2 stated that the center did not have a TB screening for Staff # 1.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain a TB screening for Staff # 1.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the center did not maintain complete records for employees.
Evidence:
1. At 10:35 am 6 children, ages 2 years to 4 years old, were observed in a soccer class with Staff # 1 on the playground.
2. Staff # 1 was alone with the children, and was responsible for their supervision and ratios. There was no additional center staff on the playground with Staff # 1 and the children.
3. Staff # 2 stated that normally a center staff accompanies the group of children during the soccer sessions.
4. The center did not complete orientation with Staff # 1.
5. Documentation of 2 reference checks were also not obtained for Staff # 1 before the first session that started on 9/23/19.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 1 will be accompanied with a center staff moving forward.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the center did not obtain a sworn disclosure statement (SDS) from an employee before the first day of employment.
Evidence:
1. At 10:35 am 6 children, ages 2 years to 4 years old, were observed in a soccer class with Staff # 1, an independent sports contractor, on the playground.
2. There was no other center staff with the group of children and Staff # 1.
3. Staff # 2 stated that the first soccer session started on 9/23/19, and each session runs from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Staff # 2 also stated that normally a center staff accompanies the group of children during the soccer sessions.
4. The center did not obtain an SDS from Staff # 1 before leaving her alone and in supervision of the children.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure that we send out a center staff for soccer sessions.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the center did not obtain fingerprint result for an employee.
Evidence:
1. At 10:35 am 6 children, ages 2 years to 4 years old, were observed in a soccer class with Staff # 1, an independent sports contractor, on the playground.
2. There was no other center staff with the group and Staff # 1.
3. Staff # 2 stated that the soccer session was held from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. The center did not obtain fingerprint results for Staff # 1 before leaving her in direct supervision and ratio of the children.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure that there is always a center staff present with the soccer instructor.

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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