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KinderCare Learning Center #000540
8604 Pohick Road
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 455-7322

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sawyer (571) 835-0599

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 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL SERVICES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
The center demonstrated compliance related to the installation of a carbon monoxide detector.

Technical assistance was offered related to: new center regulations; background checks; program lead qualifications; staff trainings and orientation.

Comments:
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 on 2/25/22 and concluded on 3/1/22. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 67 children present in direct care and supervision of 13 staff members. The children were observed engaged in various activities but not limited to: using felt boards, magnetic tiles, counting bears and blocks. Infant bottles, medications and the playground were also assessed. 3 staff records and 4 children's 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 mahrukh.aziz@doe.virginia.gov or 571-835-4718.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on records review and staff interview, the center did not obtain results of a child abuse and neglect central registry search for an employee within 30 days of employment.
Evidence:
1. Staff # 1's first day of employment was 8/24/21.
2. Staff # 2 stated that she has a copy of the form that Staff # 1 originally completed, and thinks that the form was mailed out.
3. Staff # 2 further stated that when staff records were being reviewed in December 2021, she noticed that the central registry results were not back for Staff # 1.
4. Staff # 2 mailed out another central registry form for Staff # 1 in January 2022. The results were obtained on 2/26/22.

Plan of Correction: New staff complete the form and form is mailed on or before first day of employment. Follow up with DSS if search results are not received within 7 days and keep documentation. Follow up every week thereafter until received.

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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