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Kiddie Academy of Alexandria
1000 Bernard Street
#102
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 497-2500

Current Inspector: Maria Robles-Lopez (703) 397-3827

Inspection Date: April 18, 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.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies.
8VAC20-780 Special Services.
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held in regards to the following:
* Placement of adjacent cribs when occupied.
* Follow-up is needed on out-of-state Child Abuse and Neglect searches to ensure compliance.
* With the new regulations for cdc that came into effect in October 2021, the center is now required to conduct a lockdown drill at least once per year.
* allergy lists

Comments:
A renewal inspection was conducted on 04/18/2022 between the hours of approximately 10:30 am and 12:55 pm. There were 123 children present, ranging in ages from 3 months to 5 years, with 26 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 5 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 regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Maria Robles at maria.robles@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review, it was determined that the center did not ensure that employees that had lived out of the state of VA within the last 5 years have in their files the result of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request and it was obtained prior to the first day of employment.
Evidence:
1) The record for Staff #1 (start date 01/24/2022) did not contain documentation of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request. Staff #1 had declared in their sworn statement having lived out of the state of VA within the last 5 years before employment.
2) The results of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request in the record for Staff #2 (start date 02/14/2022) were dated 03/21/2022.

Plan of Correction: Was corrected and completed during inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A-2
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that new employees submit documentation of a of a negative tuberculosis screening that have been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.
Evidence:
1) The tuberculosis screening reports in the records for Staff #1 (start date 01/24/2022) was dated 06/19/2020 and for Staff #3 (4/26/2021) was dated 05/03/2021.

Plan of Correction: Teacher was sent to get Tb test and results will be in 04/21/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on observation, food brought from home was not dated and labeled as required.
Evidence:
1) One out of thirteen milk bottles in the Starfish class was not dated. Three out of sixteen bottles in the Rainbowfish class were not individually labeled nor dated.

Plan of Correction: Retrained teachers to double check all water/milk cups and bottles upon children arrival.

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.

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