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Blue Bird of Alexandria
346 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-2701

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Nov. 4, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was offered regarding central registry checks, staff qualifications and medications.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 10:45 am to 1:00 pm. There were 102 children 27 staff members. The children were observed going outside, doing circle time, playing in small groups and eating lunch. 5 children's records and 6 staff records were reviewed. Attendance forms, emergency drill records, first aid supplies and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non compliance are listed in the violation notice. For any questions regarding this inspection, please contact me at mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov or 571-835-4718.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain complete records for children.
Evidence: Child # 1's record was missing information for persons authorized to pick up in case of an emergency.

Plan of Correction: I will get that information from the parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain complete records for staff.
Evidence: Staff # 2's record was missing written information for 2 emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The information was completed during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, a program leader was assisting more than two aides.
Evidence: In the Toddler's classroom, Staff # 1, program leader, was assisting three assistant teachers. None of the three assistants were lead teacher qualified.

Plan of Correction: We will work on making one of the three assistants lead qualified.

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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