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The Goddard School
12405 Cape Cod Court
Lake ridge, VA 22192
(703) 490-8553

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Feb. 14, 2020

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A complaint investigation was conducted with the local agency regarding forbidden action: rough handling on February 14, 2020. Inspection time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Staff interviews were conducted. Documentation was reviewed. Additional documentation and interviews were conducted off site.

Based upon the information gathered during the investigation, the complaint regarding rough handling was determined to be valid. Please provide plan of correction for the documented noncompliance by close of business April 13, 2020.

If you have any question regarding this inspection, contact Stephanie Reed at (540) 272-6558 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on a review of documentation and staff interviews, it was determined that a staff engaged in a forbidden action when they roughly handled a child in care. Evidence: On January 23, 2020, Staff A grabbed Child A, age two, by the wrist to attempt to get Child A to use the bathroom. Child A pulled away from Staff A causing an elbow dislocation. Outside medical treatment was obtained and the child was diagnosed with subluxation of the left radial head (nursemaid's elbow). Staff A received a written "Personnel Action Form" on January 27, 2020 that stated: "According to Staff A, Child A was running away from her as she was trying to get her to use the bahtroom, as she was holding her wrist the child snatched away causing her to hurt her arm (dislocated/nurse's maid elbow)" "These actions are a clear violation of unaccepted actions to our children parameters laid forth in state licensing code 22 VAC-185-410-A.... restricting movement, forcing a child to assume an uncomfortable position".

Plan of Correction: The Employee was retrained, coached and a veteran teacher model for her on how to appropriately assist a child and properly lift a child when needed. In addition, she received a Personnel Action Plan for her actions.

Standard #: 63.2-1509-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on a review of documentation and staff interviews, it was determined that staff of the center failed to report suspected child abuse or neglect as required by ?63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia. Evidence: On January 23, 2020 Child A, age 2, reported not feeling well and that her arm hurt. The child was taken for medical treatment and received a diagnosis of subluxation of left radial head (nursemaid?s elbow).
Staff A received a written ?Personnel Action Form? on January 27, 2020 that stated: ?We are mandated reporters by law. If for any reason we suspect child abuse, neglect, or child maltreatment we will report such incidents to Child Protective Services.? Staff of the center did not make a report to Child Protective Services.

Plan of Correction: In addition, to the Personnel Action Plans, every faculty member retook the state training on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect


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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