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Kiddie Academy of Alexandria
1000 Bernard Street
#102
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 497-2500

Current Inspector: Maria Robles-Lopez (703) 397-3827

Inspection Date: Oct. 14, 2020 and Oct. 16, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed children's proof of identification within 7 days of enrollment and new requirements for out-of-state background checks.

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 initiated on 10/14/2020 and concluded on 10/16/2020. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 97 children present and 22 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 5 children?s records and 5 staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Maria Robles at maria.robles-lopez@dss.virginia.gov. The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years.
Evidence:
1) The record for Child #2 (dob 06/19/2019) did not contain a current immunization record. The most recent immunization report was dated 12/19/2019.

Plan of Correction: We will ask parents for an updated immunization record report.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's records did not contain all required information.
Evidence:
1) The record for Child #1 did not contain work phone number for both custodial parents. The record for Child #5 did not contain work phone number for one custodial parent.

Plan of Correction: We will have parents provide the information.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review, it was determined that the center did not ensure that employees who began employment after 07/01/2020 and that had lived out of the state of VA within the last 5 years have in their files the result of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request.
Evidence:
1) The record for Staff #3 (doh 07/20/2020) did not contain documentation of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request. Staff #3 had declared in their sworn statement having lived out of the state of VA within the last 5 years before employment.

Plan of Correction: We will send out the out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request immediately.

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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