Aspire! Afterschool Learning
909 S Dinwiddie St., 3rd Floor
PO Box 41318
Arlington, VA 22204
Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860
Inspection Date: Sept. 17, 2021
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
- Technical Assistance:
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) assumed oversight of child care licensing and monitoring on July 1, 2021. All associated regulations and codes have transferred over from the Virginia Department of Social Services. Guidance, resources and training links can be found on the new website childcareva.com. The violations listed below reflect the new VDOE codes and standards.
Consultation was given on program staff qualifications, model forms, background check chart for out of state residents, training and logs. The program will need to submit initial applications for 2 additional sites.
An initial inspection was conducted in-person on 09/17/2021. The Director was contacted by email to schedule the inspection. Upon arrival, no children were present. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A sample of 4 children's records and 3 staff records were reviewed. Two emergency medications were present. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.
Ann Dramstad, Children?s Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of School Readiness
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A Description: Based on record review, a sample of children's records are incomplete.
Child #1 is missing an immunization record and proof of identity
Child #2 is missing an immunization record and proof of identity
Child #3 is missing an immunization record, proof of identity and 2 complete emergency contacts
Child #4 is missing proof of identity.
Plan of Correction: Will follow up with schools to receive immunization records. Will also ask parents to request a copy of the immunization record .
Will follow up with Child's #3 guardian for emergency contacts.
Will obtain Child #4's proof of identity.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A Description: Based on record review, 3 of 3 staff did not have documentation of receiving the orientation training by the end of the first day of assuming job responsibilities.
Staff 1-3 are missing orientation documentation in their staff files. Center administrator stated they do no have the orientation documentation.
Plan of Correction: Will have staff sign the orientation training document.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A Description: Based on medication review, an over the counter medication is missing parent authorization (Child #1) Plan of Correction: Will request authorization form from the parent. If we don't receive it within 10 days that our program is open form 9/24/2021, we will return medicine to parent. Will not administer medicine without signed authorization.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C Description: Based on medication review, a long term medication is missing a physician signature if it is on-site longer than 10 days.
Medication for Child #1 does not have an authorization signed by a physician and it has been on-site for more than 10 days (start of school 8/30/2021).
Plan of Correction: Will request authorization form from the parent. If we don't receive it within 10 days that our program is open form 9/24/2021, we will return medicine to parent. Will not administer medicine without signed authorization.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C Description: Based on observation, emergency maps did not contain all required information.
Maps for the 3rd floor did not designate the primary, secondary and shelter-in place locations.
Plan of Correction: Will create and post maps with primary, secondary and shelter0in place locations.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F Description: Based on observation and staff statement, the center did not post a menu for the week.
Staff stated that no menu for September has been posted for afterschool snacks/meals.
Plan of Correction: Have repeatedly asked the catering complany for menus. Will contact them again.
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.
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