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Carousel Children's Academy
9151 Centreville Road
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 365-7622

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: Nov. 23, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
HB1823 adds ? 22.1-289.058 to the Code of Virginia. This bill requires all licensed child day programs and religiously exempt child day centers, certified preschools, family day system homes and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children operating in a building built before 2015 to be equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

The final regulation to amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers (22VAC40-185, now 8VAC20-780) to address federal health and safety requirements became effective October 13, 2021. The final regulation can be found at:

Discussed with the Director the recommendation to get more staff trained in Daily Health Observation (DHO) to ensure the center meets the standard for having someone onsite during all hours of operation who is current in DHO training.

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contact, documentation review, interview, and a virtual tour of the program.

A monitoring inspection was initiated on 11/23/21 and concluded on 12/1/21. The owner was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 31 children present, ranging in age from five-months to five-years-old, with nine staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies, and nutrition. A total of three child records and three staff records were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and a violation was documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

If you have questions regarding this inspection you may contact the Licensing Inspector, Laura Brindle, at or 540-905-2062.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-A
Description: Based on review of written attendance records and interview with the provider, the center did not ensure all children were included on the written attendance record. Evidence: 1. At approximately 9:15am on 11/23/21 the provider reported that there were 14 children present in the Preschool Frogs class. The written attendance record contained documentation of seven children in attendance. 2. At approximately 9:19am the provider reported that there were three children present in the PreK Ducks class. The written attendance record contained documentation of one child in attendance.

Plan of Correction: 1. For each classroom, responsibility to record children's attendance will be assigned to one primary and one backup staff member so records are kept current and accurate.
2. Center director will spot check the attendance records for all the classroom daily to ensure compliance with the attendace requirements.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on review of three staff records and interview with the provider, the center did not obtain the results of a criminal history record check and sex offender registry check from all states in which a staff member resided within the last five years prior to employment. Evidence: The sworn statement on record for Staff A, signed 9/3/2021, indicated that the staff member had lived in California within the last five years. The start date for Staff A was documented as 9/3/2021. There are no criminal history record check results on record for Staff A and the sex offender registry check on record for Staff A was dated 11/23/2021.

Plan of Correction: 1. For the existing employee, the guidance from California Department of Social Services was confusing and was misunderstood. However we are contacting proper California department to identify the process to obtain criminal history record check and will submit required forms/applications to do so by 12/17/2021. The sex offender registry check was conducted on 11/23/2021 as specified in the text of violation.
2. Going forward, we will ensure that residency of the potential employee is checked and any required out of state criminal history records and sex offender registry checks are initiated prior to the employee start date.


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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