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La Petite Academy-Springfield
8808 Redman Street
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 451-2122

Current Inspector: Shahana Green (571) 423-6735

Inspection Date: Oct. 4, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 ADMINISTRATION.
8VAC20-780 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
20 Access to minor?s records

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, video footage review, and interviews.
An incident was self-reported by the facility on 9/29/2021 regarding care and protection of children. A remote inspection was initiated on 10/4/2021 and concluded on 12/9/2021. The inspector reviewed video footage, interviewed staff by phone, and reviewed documents. A total of 1 child record 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, please contact me at shahana.green@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-A
Description: Based on a review of video footage, staff did not always ensure care, protection, and guidance of children they are supervising.

Evidence
1. Video footage from 9/29/2021 around noontime showed Staff A lifting Child A off of a cot by the right arm only. Child A was lifted completely off of the cot with Child A's feet off of the ground and then placed onto the floor. Child A was then observed holding and rubbing Child A's right arm.
2. Staff A stated "I grabbed Child A by the arm and I guess it looked rough on camera. I was moving Child A from another kid's cot and I was rushing."

Plan of Correction: The staff member was immediately corrected and retrained on proper child lifting techniques. Observation of the staff member has been ongoing to ensure proper technique continues to be used.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-B
Description: Based on a review of video footage and staff interview, behavioral guidance was not constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, or intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior.

Evidence:
1. Video footage from the Toddler classroom on 9/29/2021 around noontime showed Child A sitting on a cot. Staff A was observed lifting the Child A off of the cot by the right arm. Staff A lifted Child A with one hand, grasping Child A between the elbow and shoulder, and placing Child A onto the floor. Child A was then observed walking around holding and rubbing Child A's right arm.
2. Staff A stated "I grabbed Child A by Child A's one arm and I guess I should have grabbed Child A by both arms. I tried to get Child A as gentle as I could, but sometimes it doesn't happen that way."

Plan of Correction: The staff member was immediately corrected and retrained on proper child lifting techniques. Observation of the staff member has been ongoing to ensure proper technique continues to be used.

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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