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La Petite Academy - Dumfries
17040 Jefferson Davis Highway
Dumfries, VA 22026-2112
(703) 221-5678

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: Nov. 13, 2020 and Nov. 19, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
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)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Provided consultation on: COVID-19 Phase III Guidance Update:
While masks are not required for children in child care, the essential guidance issued by the Department of Social Services on 9/25/2020, based on CDC recommendations, strongly recommends that children 2 years of age and older wear a face covering. This is a best practice that will decrease the risk of COVID-19 transmission when children and caregivers are in close proximity.

Programs that remain open are to adapt service settings to align with public health recommendations, which include social distancing, wearing face coverings, implementing robust policies and procedures for hand washing and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and materials.

Provided consultation on additional out-of-state background checks:
All existing employees who have lived in another state within the past five years must complete a state criminal history name check and sex offender registry check from the other state. Results must be received before December 31, 2020.
All employees (who have lived in another state within the past five years) hired after July 1, 2020 must have this criminal history name check and sex offender registry check prior to employment.

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 11/13/2020 with an exit interview on 11/19/2020. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 54 children present with seven staff supervising. The Inspector reviewed four children's records, four staff records, the emergency drill log, meals and snacks, hand washing procedures, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of toys and surfaces, and daily indoor and outdoor activities. The information gathered during the inspection determined no violations with applicable standards or law. No violations were issued.

The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs. If you have further questions about this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or Donna.Liberman@dss.virginia.gov.

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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