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Greater Mt Vernon Com Head Start - Gum Springs Children's Center
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-5760

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Oct. 7, 2020 and Oct. 13, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Facilities & 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 initiated on 10/7/2020 and completed on 10/13/2020. The center director was contacted by telelphone to initiate the inspection and the inspection was completed using a video conferencing application.

There were 34 children present directly supervised by 13 staff and support staff from local agencies. Program is operating in a limited capacity on-site due to current state of emergency.

A sample of 4 children's records and 4 staff member records were reviewed to ensure documentation was complete.

The information gathered during the inspection determined no violations with applicable standards or law. No violations were issued.

The licensing inspector has reviewed with provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

If there are any questions regarding this inspection please contact kelly.savittiere@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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