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KinderCare Learning Center #000540
8604 Pohick Road
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 455-7322

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sawyer (571) 835-0599

Inspection Date: May 19, 2021

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was offered regarding 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 and concluded on 5/19/21. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 45 children and 11 staff present. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 3 children?s records and 3 staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete. A virtual inspection was also conducted to assess staffing, indoor and outdoor space used for the children, and staff to children interactions. Children were observed during virtual learning, playing outdoors, and infants were observed sleeping in cribs. Medications and related forms, additional center documents, and accident reports were also reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility. The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs. For any questions related to this inspection, please contact me at 571-835-4718 or mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain results of an out of state sex offender search for an employee before the first day of employment.
Evidence:
1. Staff # 1 was hired on 12/6/20. Staff # 1's record indicated her residence in Maryland within the last 5 years.
2. The center did not complete a sex offender search for Staff # 1 for Maryland.

Plan of Correction: The search was completed on 5/20/21 and filed.

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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