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Bright Starts Daycare & Learning Center
7800 Garner Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 479-7447

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Nov. 16, 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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An announced initial inspection was conducted on 11/16/2021 beginning at 9:50am and ending at 11:30am. A total of 10 children were present with 8 staff. Observation of all 7 classrooms and the outdoor play area was completed. Record review consisting of 4 children's records, 4 staff records, and 2 board officer records was completed remotely and found to be in compliance. Children were observed interacting positively with staff, reading books, and engaging in various age appropriate free play activities during the inspection. The center's policies and procedures and emergency supplies were inspected and determined to be complete. Inspection of the four cribs on site was completed and meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards. The center has the required space and equipment to serve children ages birth through 12 years. An adequate number of staff are trained in CPR/First Aid, daily health observation, and medication administration training.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the Violation Notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 5pm on Wednesday, 11/24/2021. Please email me at morgan.bryson@doe.virginia.gov with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the physical plant, areas and equipment on the playground were not maintained in a safe condition.

Evidence:
1. On the "Big Kid" playground, four nails were protruding from the bottom of the wooden storage structure and one nail was protruding from the red wooden barrier surrounding the large tree that could entangle clothing or snag skin.
2. On the Infant/Toddler playground, at the top of the climbing structure two bolts were observed to be missing from the bottom of the green siding panel. The green siding panel was not secured and could be pulled from side to side creating a space and causing an entrapment hazard.
3. On the Infant/Toddler playground, the plastic exterior of the bench was cracked and falling off exposing sharp edges.

Plan of Correction: Bright Starts considers the health and safety of our children as its top priority. The protruding nails have already been fixed and no longer present a hazard. The play structure is scheduled to be fixed today (11/18) as we expect to receive the two bolts. The bench is scheduled to be removed this week. The repairs have been included in an overall larger renovation project planned by new ownership that purchased the building in October. Once the inside of the building is completely renovated then the outside playground will be renovated to include new resilient surfacing and state of the art play equipment that incorporates motion play, musical play, imaginative play, and other age appropriate play systems. The playground will be designed with a focus on safety, and will be fully compliant with ASTM F1487 and CPSC playground safety standards.

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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