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James L. and Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy
8543 Forest Place
Alexandria, VA 22309
(571) 480-4261

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Jan. 31, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was offered regarding: New licensing regulations that went into effect 1/13/22; staff records and background checks; infant bottles.

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews and a virtual tour of the program.
A monitoring inspection was initiated and concluded on 1/31/22. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 29 children in direct care and supervision of 11 staff members. The children were observed engaged in small group activities. Infants were observed sleeping in cribs and being fed. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. 3 children records, 3 staff records, medications and emergency drill 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. For any questions regarding this inspection, please contact me at or 571-835-4718.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-K
Description: Based on records review, the center did not have written procedures for practices that include coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.
Evidence: The center did not have written procedures related to coping with crying babies, safe sleep practices and sudden infant death syndrome.

Plan of Correction: Center will work on a policy (written) related to coping with crying babies, safe sleep and sudden infant death syndrome.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-F
Description: Based on staff interview, the center did not develop and implement a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.
1. Staff # 1 stated that the center did not have a written policy in developed and implemented to ensure consistency of staff.

Plan of Correction: Center will develop and implement a written policy describing consistency of care.


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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