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American Day School #1
917 Princess Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-0237

Current Inspector: Lisa Hudson (571) 389-2459

Inspection Date: Dec. 17, 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.
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted this date. A total of 54 children with 16 staff were on site during the inspection. When the inspector arrived, some children were observed playing outside on the playground. A walk thru of the Toddler 1 and 2 and Pre K class was conducted. Children were observed sitting in a circle in the Toddler 1 class while staff read a book to them. In the Toddler 2 class, the children were seated at the table with staff making a construction paper snowman. The PreK class were seated and busy completing worksheets with staff guidance. Throughout the center classrooms and halls decorations were on display of artwork completed by children for the holidays such as popsicle stick reindeer, gingerbread houses and family portraits. Medication were reviewed and authorizations found complete. A total of 5 children/5 staff records and staff annual training were reviewed. This inspection began at approximately 10:30am and ended at 12:30pm, Thank you for your cooperation today. Please email me at: lisa.hudson@dss.virginia.gov with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation of the Toddler 1 and 2 classrooms, harmful agents were found accessible to children.
Evidence: In both classrooms, sharp scissors were found on lower shelves that were accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: Staff in both these classrooms secured the scissors in an area that is not accessible to children in care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and staff statement, the diapering area in the Toddler 1 and 2 classroom did not include a sink with running warm water.
Evidence: The portable sink located between these two classrooms does not have adequate warm running water to wash both staff and children's hands after diapering.

Plan of Correction: We will replace this portable sink and will use the hall bathroom for washing hands until the replacement is installed.

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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