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Greater Mt. Vernon Community Head Start-Gum Springs Glen
7839 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-3461

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Dec. 5, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed medication authorization with the staff.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from approximately 11:10am-1pm There were 38 children in the direct care and supervision of 16 staff. A sample of 5 children?s records, 5 staff records, 5 minor injury logs, and 1 medication were reviewed. The children were observed washing hands, eating lunch, and napping. The center will be closed from 12/23/2019-01/02/2019 for winter break. Zero new staff have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the administrator. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place.

Evidence:
Solutions labeled "soap water" and "sanitizer; 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water" were found in a unlocked cabinet above the sink in Room 2.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

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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