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Bright Horizons at Old Town Alexandria
411 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 519-1840

Current Inspector: Jessica Willis (571) 352-1453

Inspection Date: March 10, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed safety concerns regarding facility's instruction for each staff to carry two infants in their arms when walking to the playground.

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 3/10/2021 and concluded on 3/10/2021. A self-reported incident was received by the department on 2/25/2021 regarding daily activity requirements for infants. The facility contacted licensing to seek guidance regarding appropriate ways to transport infants to the play area as they are no longer permitted by their company to use their previous means of transportation. The director was contacted by telephone to conduct the investigation. The evidence gathered during the investigation supported the self-report of non-compliance with standards or law and violations were issued. Any violations not related to the self-report but identified during the course of the investigation can be found on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-370-3
Description: Based on staff interview, the center did not ensure infants were provided with outdoor time daily.

Evidence:
Staff stated infants were not taken outside on a daily basis due to concerns regarding safely transporting infants.

Plan of Correction: We have ordered equipment and are staggering staffing to enable the children to be taken outside safely.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-380-A-1
Description: Based on multiple staff interviews, the center did not ensure that preschoolers were provided with opportunities for outdoor activities daily.

Evidence:
Staff stated a preschool classroom is scheduled to go outside at 3:30 each day. Staff also stated a preschool classroom has not gone outside daily and did not go outdoors on 3/09/2021.

Plan of Correction: The director reviewed with staff the requirement for preschoolers to be provided with outdoor activity daily, weather permitting.

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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