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Creative Learning School
8331 Washington Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 799-0335

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Jan. 13, 2020

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.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:35am-1:30pm. There were 43 children (2-5yrs.) supervised by 6 direct care staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 4 children?s records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. There were no medications on site today. Children were observed playing outside on the playground, playing educational games on the tablet, painting, and engaging with Legos, puzzles, and blocks. There was a sufficient amount of books, toys, and materials, which were found to be developmentally appropriate for the children in care at the time of inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Anansa Archer-Hicks at (703) 268-3295, or anansa.archer-hicks@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 3 staff members did not submit documentation of a negative TB screening.

Evidence: Staff C's (date of hire: 10/8/2019) record did not contain documentation of a completed TB screening.

Plan of Correction: The employee will get it done today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 4 children's records did not contain the following information:

Evidence: Child #2's (age: 4 years old) record did not contain documentation of a completed physical form.

Plan of Correction: I will talk to the parents and see how we can help them obtain the physical.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center were maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition.

Evidence:
1. A blue, plastic, children's wagon on the outdoor playground had a broken safety strap.
2. The metal climber on the outdoor playground had chipped paint.
3. The wooden climber on the outdoor playground had areas of chipped wood and peeling paint.

Plan of Correction: We will get in touch with the contractor.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 3 staff records did not contain documentation of a central registry finding within 30 days of employment.

Evidence: Staff C's (date of hire: 10/9/2019) record did not contain documentation of central registry findings.

Plan of Correction: We will send it off today.

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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