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Blessed Sacrament School Early Childhood Ctr & Ext Day Program
1417 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 998-4170 (26)

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: April 26, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the radio and the requirement to have one that runs on batteries.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 4/26/2022. At the time of entrance, 31 children were in care with 6 staff members present. Children were observed making snack bags and decorating them, making bird feeders with bagels and bird seed and watching a magic school bus movie on earth day. The site was organized and contained developmentally appropriate materials. Interactions between the children and staff were positive. A selection of staff and children records, the physical space, evacuation drills and attendance records were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Stacy.Doyle@doe.virginia.gov or 571-835-0386.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain a copy of the results of a sex offender registry check or criminal history record for any state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years within required timeframe.
Evidence:
1. Staff #1 (Date of hire 8/11/2017) lived in another state (Texas) in the last 5 years and had a (TX) sex offender check dated 3/02/2022 and (TX) criminal record check dated 3/02/2022. This requirement was due by 12/31/2020.

Plan of Correction: Sex offender and criminal
record checks were obtained.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-50-A
Description: Based on observation, staff and children's records were not treated confidentially.
Evidence:
1. The supplemental page dated 7/13/2021 was posted on the wall and is considered confidential.

Plan of Correction: supplemental page was
removed

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on record review, required records were not kept for each staff person.
Evidence:
1. Staff #3's (Date of hire 8/26/2006) file was missing two written references.

Plan of Correction: Written references
will be obtained

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the areas and equipment of the center inside were not maintained in a safe and operable condition.
Evidence:
1. In the sunshine classroom, a yellow wooden chair was chipping paint. A floor rug's edge was fraying and coming apart in an area approximately 15 inches.
2. In the Rainbow classroom, there was 3 cracked tiles in the bathroom on the wall.
3. Two stakes were protruding up on the playground near some rotten wood.

Plan of Correction: Chair and floor rug will be
repainted or replaced; work
orders placed for broken tiles
and stakes to be repaired.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-540-E
Description: Based on interview and observation, the center did not have one working, battery-operated radio in each building on each floor of each building as required.
Evidence:
1. The center had a radio, but it was not battery operated.

Plan of Correction: Battery operated radio will
be purchased

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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