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Horizon Child Development, Inc
4600 Holly Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 222-0900

Current Inspector: Kristy Atanackovic (804) 629-5032

Inspection Date: Feb. 22, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
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 complaint inspection was initiated on February 3, 2021 and concluded on February 8, 2021. A complaint was received by the department regarding allegations in the areas of forbidden actions. The director or in-charge person was contacted by telephone to conduct the investigation. The inspector emailed the director a list of documentation required to complete the investigation.


The evidence gathered during the investigation supported the allegation 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 #: 22VAC40-185-410-6
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on statements from interviews, behavioral guidance was not constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, intended to resolve conflicts, and consisted of verbal remarks which were demeaning to children.
Evidence:
On January 28, 2021 a child was crying in the virtual learning classroom. Adult 1 and Adult 2 heard an adult voice in the room say ?I?m tired too, do you think I want to be here? I want to go home, too.?
and ?I try to be nice, but I?m not going to be nice.? The comments were described to be spoken in a loud and condescending tone.

Adult 3 stated that on the date of the incident she recalled the child crying and telling the child that "I'm tired too. We're all tired", in response to the child's crying.

Plan of Correction: Retrained staff member on how to help a child with anxiety deal with back to school transition, Appropriate Practice: What Teachers Need to Know an also completing two hour training classes.

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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