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AlphaBest at Bel Air Elementary
14151 Ferndale Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193
(703) 453-7107

Current Inspector: Sharon Allen (540) 272-2941

Inspection Date: Oct. 17, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

A complaint was received involving care, protection, guidance and sight and sound supervision. The complaint investigation was conducted with the local department of social services. The complaint was determined to be valid.
Arrival time: 10 am
Departure time: 2: 20 pm

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews, it was determined that the staff failed to ensure the care, protection and guidance of all children in care.
On 10/10/19, staff A, C and D were not aware that they had left child A ( 9 years of age) on the playground when they returned to the gym from outside time. Child A was alone on the playground from 4:45 PM to 4:55 PM. Child A's parent discovered child A alone on the playground and escorted the child into the gym and notified the center staff.

Plan of Correction: Staff were terminated that were in care of children. New employees have been trained on appropriate supervision.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews, it was determined that a child under 10 years of age was not always in sight and sound supervision of staff.
On 10/10/19, child A (9 years of age) was left on the school's playground from 4:45 PM until 4:55 Pm at which time,the parent of child A discovered the child on the playground alone.

Plan of Correction: Staff involved in not providing supervision were terminated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on a review of six staff files, it was determined that a sworn disclosure statement was not obtained prior to a staff's first day of employment.
Staff B's employment date was 7/22/19 and the sworn disclosure statement was not signed until 10/9/19.

Plan of Correction: Will obtain sworn disclosure prior to start date moving forward.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on a review of staff files, it was determined that he central registry finding was not obtained within 30 days of employment.
Staff A was hired on 8/5/19, therefore: a central registry report was required by 9/5/19. From 9/5/19 until the staff ended her employment at this corporation ( 10/10/19) there was no central registry on file.

Plan of Correction: Will obtain central registry finding within 30 day time period.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on a review of six staff files, it was determined that one staff did not have an out of state Central Registry Finding background check on file. This check must be requested within 30 days of hire and the status checked on within 45 days of submission of the request.
Staff B was hired on 7/22/19 and there has been no request for the central registry background check for Colorado.

Plan of Correction: Will obtain out of state central registry finding background check. Planned to mail off by 10/21/19.


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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