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Bright Horizons at Inova Fairfax
3310 Gallows Road
Falls church, VA 22042
(703) 207-2010

Current Inspector: Sarah Marbert (703) 479-4678

Inspection Date: Jan. 7, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.

An investigation was begun in response to a self reported incident being received in our office.
Based on a review of written statements and a staff interview, the preponderance of evidence supports the allegation of behavior management not being constructive in nature.
If you have any questions regarding this investigation, you may contact me at

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-B
Description: Based on multiple written statements and staff interview, behavior guidance used with one child was not constructive in nature.
On January 6, 2022 a staff member restrained a child's arms and held the child against the wall of the building when the child began hitting and kicking staff, screaming and throwing snow and ice at children and staff. Additionally, the staff member removed the child's hat and began "tapping" him with it on his leg. Staff stated it was not a hit, but an attempt to distract the child from hitting.

Plan of Correction: All staff at the center were retrained on Positive Guidance and signed our document related to our policy. Center's leadership team is now observing the classroom management weekly and providing in-the-moment feedback to staff.
Teacher B was terminated from employment, for not following our policies and procedures on positive guidance.


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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