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Costello Park Preschool
99 Adams Street
Manassas park, VA 20111-1858
(703) 335-8872

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: June 8, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
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:
Technical Assistance was provided regarding:
-Background Check requirements (Virginia and out-of-state)
-Liability insurance

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 renewal inspection was initiated on 6/8/21 and concluded on 6/14/21. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were no children present as the center is not currently operating due to COVID-19. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed two staff records and two agent records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete. 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.

If you have questions regarding this inspection you may contact the Licensing Inspector, Laura Brindle, at laura.brindle@dss.virginia.gov or 540-905-2062.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-A
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview, the center did not obtain a sworn statement or affirmation from agents at the time of beginning service or the results of a central registry check within 30 days of service. Evidence: 1. The sworn statement submitted for Agent A was dated 6/9/21; Agent A began service on 5/11/21. There are no central registry check results on record for Agent A. 2. The sworn statement submitted for Agent B was dated 6/11/21; Agent B began service on 12/10/2009. There are no central registry check results on record for Agent B.

Plan of Correction: We were not aware that these were required for agents. We had both agents complete the sworn statement once we were made aware of the requirement and will submit central registry checks for both as soon as possible.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-A
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview, the center did not obtain the results of a search of the central registry for an employee every five years from the date of the last check. Evidence: The central registry check on record for Staff A was dated 3/24/16.

Plan of Correction: We believed the fingerprint background check replaced this background check. A new central registry check was submitted today.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview, the center did not obtain documentation of the results of a national fingerprint background check for agents within 30 days of beginning service. Evidence: Agent A began service on 5/11/21 but there are no fingerprint background check results on record for Agent A. Agent B began service on 12/10/2009. Fingerprint background checks for the agent became required as of 9/30/18. The fingerprint background check on record for Agent B was dated 6/13/21.

Plan of Correction: We were not aware of this requirement for agents. Once we began aware we asked the agents to complete the fingerprint background check right away.

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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