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Browne Academy
5917 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 960-3000

Current Inspector: Maria Soto (571) 835-5058

Inspection Date: Nov. 18, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 ADMINISTRATION.
8VAC20-780 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
8VAC20-780 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
On October 13, 2021, the VDOE shared newly effective Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers. There is a 90-day implementation period for the new requirements, which will end on January 12, 2022.

The updated Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers can be found on https://www.doe.virginia.gov/cc/index.html. Once there, click on "Providers," then "Licensed Child Day Center," and finally "Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers? for a PDF version.

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts and documents review.
A monitoring inspection was initiated on 11/18/2021 and concluded on 11/18/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 44 children present, with 12 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 3 child records and 3 staff records were 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 program.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact Maria Soto at 571-835-5058 or maria.soto@doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on staff record review, a search of the central registry (CPS check), required within 30 days of employment, was not available for review.

Evidence:
Staff #1's (date of hire: 8/17/2016) record did not contain documentation of a Central Registry check. Interview with the staff confirmed that documentation of the staff's Central Registry check was not available for review during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: In regard to the missing Central Registry form. We have submitted a new registry form and sent a copy to the Licensing Inspector. We will send the official report once it is returned. In future we plan to make sure all files and forms are kept up to date and each employee?s file double checked each year. We have a checklist for each employee file that will help us make sure all forms are accounted for and up to date.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on record review, staff records were incomplete.

Evidence:
Staff #1's record is missing two references as to their character and reputation, as well as competency required prior to the first day of employment.

Plan of Correction: The two missing references have been located and emailed to the Licensing Inspector. In future as referenced in the central registry response we will be checking all employee files to make sure all files and forms are present and make sure that all new employees have their references listed 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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