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La Petite Academy - Dumfries
17040 Jefferson Davis Highway
Dumfries, VA 22026-2112
(703) 221-5678

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: Oct. 15, 2019 and Oct. 25, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

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

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted from 8:50 ? 10:20 am to investigate a complaint regarding Staffing and Supervision and Special Care Provisions and Emergencies. Based on evidence obtained through classroom observations and interviews with staff, the complaint was considered valid. If you have further questions regarding this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or Donna.Liberman@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to maintain the required ratio of one staff member for every ten children, ages three years to the age of eligibility to attend public school. Evidence: At approximately 10:00 am, there were 22 preschool children (3-4 years of age) being supervised by two staff members.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, and staff interview, it was determined that the center was casually reassigning children from their regular group for reasons other than administrative necessity disrupting the children's schedule and attachment to their regular group. Evidence: The LI observed a crying child (age 3) being reassigned to a two year old classroom when the preschool classroom exceeded it's ratio. Staff interviews revealed that children are reassigned regularly, whenever necessary to maintain ratios. Child #2 has been reassigned to a different age group but does not have a written assessment completed by the director and program leader.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the diapering surface is not being cleaned and sanitized, as required, after each use. Evidence: After changing a diaper, staff sprayed the surface with a bleach water solution but did not first clean the surface with soap and water.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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