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Primrose School of South Riding
43705 Eastgate View Drive
Chantilly, VA 20152
(703) 327-2400

Current Inspector: Kara Wright (703) 537-6241

Inspection Date: Oct. 1, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.

A monitoring inspection was conducted on 10/1/2020. A self-reported incident was received by the department regarding allegations in the areas of behavioral guidance. The director was contacted by telephone to conduct the investigation. The inspector emailed the director a list of documentation required to complete the investigation. Interviews with staff were conducted by telephone.


The evidence gathered during the investigation supported the self-report of non-compliance with standards or law and violations were issued.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Kara Wright at kara.wright@dss.virginia.gov or 703-537-6241.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-A
Description: Based on staff interviews, behavioral guidance from staff did not encourage decision making, independence, and self direction.
Evidence:
On 9/29/2020, Child A (aged 6 years) was observed by Staff 1 and Staff 2 to leave the area where he was participating in online coursework and proceed to walk around the classroom.
Staff 1 attempted to speak with the child and encourage him to return to his work station.
Child A was unresponsive to Staff 1's request to return to his work station.
Staff 1 proceeded by picking Child A up and moving him to the back of the classroom near the windows.
Staff 1 and Staff 2 stated that Child A was crying while being moved and said "you're not helping", "put me down", and "I can stand on my own two feet".
After Child A was moved to the back of the room Staff 1 sat near the child and said "I have all day".
Staff 2 notified management of the incident at the first available opportunity.

Plan of Correction: Staff 1 has been terminated and no longer works at our school. (10/1/2020).

Our education coach will re-train our staff on our Discipline of Children Policy, focusing on Positive Guidance. (10/30/2020)

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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