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Columbia Baptist Child Development Center
103 West Columbia Street
Falls church, VA 22046
(703) 534-5739

Current Inspector: Keesha Minor (571) 596-3660

Inspection Date: Jan. 21, 2020

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

The Licensing Inspector conducted a joint investigation with a local agency in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing office on December 26, 2019. The investigation regarding slamming a child down onto a cot in the Three Year Old classroom was initiated on January 21, 2020 from 9:12am to 11:20am.

Interviews were conducted with staff and children and documents were reviewed.

The information gathered during this investigation does support the allegations, so the complaint is determined to be valid. See the Violation Notice for findings.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the violation notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 5 business days of receipt. If you have any questions you may contact me at or 571-835-0386.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews and documentation, a staff member used forbidden actions of striking and rough handling children in care.
1. On 11/01/2019, Parent of Child #1 sent an email to Staff #3 reporting that Child #1 stated that ?Staff #1 threw {Child #2} down on her bed when she wasn?t listening at nap time.? Child #1 told her parent that ?Staff #1 had done it to her before too when she wasn?t listening at nap time.?
2. When interviewed, Child #1 (3 years old) stated "{Staff #1} hit { Child #2} because she was on {Staff #1's} lap." Child #1 stated {Staff #1} pushed {Child #2's} head down and {Child #2} (3 years) cried. Child #1 stated {Staff #1} said sorry. Child #1 stated "{Staff #1} hit me too on my head. I cried. It was nap time."
3. Staff #2 stated that she spoke with Staff #1 regarding the incident reported on 11/01/2019 and that Staff #1 told her they were trying to get the Child to stay on the mat.
4. While Child #3 (age 3) was being interviewed about a separate incident, Child #3 stated "{Staff #1} hit me in the bathroom" and stated {Staff #1} hits her with "his tool."

Plan of Correction: The individual was removed from the Columbia Child Development Center and placed on administrative leave. Further disciplinary actions pending receipt of investigation reports of CPS and local police.

Program Directors will maintain increased visibility during program operational hours.

Friday March 13, 2020 Staff Development Day: Refresher Training "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect."

Disseminated during the training: The Guide for Mandated Reporters in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services Child Protective Services).

Refresher Training "CDC Policy and Procedure governing the supervision of children during naptime."

Refresher Training "Conscious Discipline, 7 Basic Skills for Brain Smart Classroom Management."


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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