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Madame Curie School of Science & Technology
43250 Stonewall Pond Street
Chantilly, VA 20152
(703) 542-6600

Current Inspector: Sheila F Nelson (804) 629-7489

Inspection Date: Feb. 25, 2022

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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place between the hours of 10am and 11:40am. There were 2 classrooms observed with a total of 14 children with 3 staff within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed learning about the letter 'T', doing a dotting activity, and art project and other organized activities. A complete inspection of the physical plant, children and staff records, fire drill log and emergency procedures were observed during this inspection. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at whitney.mcgrath@doe.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.058
Description: Based on interview, the child day program is not equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.
Evidence: When asked if there was a carbon monoxide detector installed within the building, the staff in charge did not know. After searching the building, a carbon monoxide detector could not be located.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure that one gets installed this weekend.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center has not obtained a central registry finding within the first 30 days of employment for each employee.
Evidence: Staff #3 (date of hire: 11/5/2021) record does not contain the results of a central registry background check result.

Plan of Correction: I will call the agency today to see if they received the request. If they did not, I will put another request in the mail.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's records do not contain all required information.
Evidence:
1. Child #2 record does not contain two emergency contacts that are not the parents.
2. Child #4 record only has one emergency contact that are not the parents.

Plan of Correction: I will make a copy of the emergency contact form and make sure that the parents fill in all the details with information that is not the parents.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-200-C
Description: Based on interview and a review of documentation, the center does not have a qualified program director on site at least 75% of the centers hours of operation.
Evidence: Staff #1 stated that the Principal (Director) resigned in November and that the owners are looking to hire a new Principal and that Staff #1 is the interim Principal. Staff #1 does not meet the program director requirements.

Plan of Correction: The owners are currently interviewing. If I become the Principal I will improve my trainings.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, staff have not completed 16 hours of training annually.
Evidence: Staff #1 completed four hours of training in 2021.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure to get additional online classes to improve my training hours in 2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-D
Description: Based on record review, each grouping of children does not have at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader regularly present.
Evidence: Staff #2 is responsible for the Preschool 3 classroom. Staff #2 does not meet program leader qualifications.

Plan of Correction: The owners are aware that we need lead qualified teachers and they are in the process of hiring more teachers.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-380-A-1
Description: Based on interview, outdoor activities were not planned when weather permitted.
Evidence: When asked if the children will be playing outside today, the staff in charge stated "No, because the slides are wet from yesterday's rain". It was approximately 50 degrees and sunny during today's inspection and the weather permitted outdoor play.

Plan of Correction: We will start taking them outside for other activities.

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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