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Kiddie Academy of Stafford
473 Garrisonville Road
Stafford, VA 22554
(540) 628-8693

Current Inspector: Sharon Allen (540) 272-2941

Inspection Date: Feb. 23, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
An investigation was conducted in conjunction with the local agency CPS regarding a self-reported incident in regards to the area of behavioral guidance. Interviews were conducted, documentation, and video recordings were reviewed. The self reported incident regarding behavioral guidance is valid.

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.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-B
Description: Based on interviews and review of video recordings it was determined that behavioral guidance was not always appropriate and constructive in nature. Evidence: On 02/16/2022 child A is seen playing at a table. Staff A then attempts to verbally redirect child A (Age: 3 years) to a different location. When the child does not move Staff A forcefully places their hands on the back of child A to guide them to a different area. Child A then falls down on their knees. Staff A is then seen raising their arms and saying "what happened?" to indicate that child A fell down by mistake. Staff A is not seen on video comforting child A. Child A did not sustain any injuries.

Plan of Correction: We immediately added positive guidance training to our professional development day that was held on 02/21/2022. All staff took training including Staff A.

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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