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Frances Barton Meekins Preschool
900 Maple Avenue, East
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 928-2549

Current Inspector: Jessica Willis (571) 352-1453

Inspection Date: May 19, 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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the revised regulations regarding new staff hired since October 2021 and requirements for new staff hired for this upcoming school year.

As discussed training curriculums for shaken baby, traumatic head injury and First Aid/CPR will be forwarded to use as a resource.

You are reminded that your Emergency Preparedness Plan is now required to be reviewed annually.

An unannounced Monitoring inspection was conducted today. A total of 20 children with 6 staff plus 2 cooperative parents were onsite. All children were observed on the two outside playgrounds. The program has been operating solely outside due to Covid precautions. Transitions were observed with children as they went inside and returned back outside from bathroom breaks. Hand washing was observed prior to lunch. Children were spaced apart at small tables on the playground with their lunch boxes while staff were sitting with them. A painting activity was planned in the Yellow class. Some planting the children had completed were observed in small containers and ready to go home with them. Observation of the diapering area, bathrooms and hallway was made. Medications onsite and some were reviewed. A total of 4 children's records and 4 staff records were reviewed along with MAT training, First Aid and CPR certifications were verified. This inspection occurred approximately between 10am and 1:15pm. Thank you for your cooperation today. Please email me at: with questions pertaining to this inspection or contact your assigned Licensing Inspector, Jessica Willis for ongoing questions or need for consultaiton.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-B
Description: Based on review of staff records, a Sworn Statement was not obtained for one staff.
Staff #1's last Sworn Statement was dated January 2017. A Sworn Statement was not obtained every five years as required.

Plan of Correction: We will have this staff complete a new Sworn Statement as soon as possible.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of staff records, one background check was not obtained.
Staff #1's Central Registry search was dated December 2016. A Central Registry search is required every five years for all staff.

Plan of Correction: We will request another Central Registry search for this staff and will forward the results within 10 working days to the Licensing Inspector for review.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the center, two areas were not maintained in a safe manner

The wooden pallets located on the younger playground were splintered and had areas of cracked wood creating a hazard for children.

A temporary slide was propped up on the top of sandbags and not secured or anchored to prevent the slide from shifting or falling while being used by children.

Plan of Correction: We will remove the temporary slide and the broken pallets.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground, resilient surfacing does not comply with minimum safety standards.
1. The areas below and around the swings and slides does not have a minimum of 6 inches of resilient surfacing.
2. The resilient surfacing at the base of the slide had one barrier in the fall zone. There was a moveable part that was considered a hazardous obstacle within the trajectory of the fall zone.

Plan of Correction: We will order additional mulch for the fall season. We will remove this obstacle from the fall zone of the slide.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-E
Description: Based on observation and staff statement, one sandbox area was not covered.

1. The area of sand located at the base of the tree is used by children to play in.
2, Staff stated that this area of sand is not covered when not in use.

Plan of Correction: We will cover this sand area when not in use.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-E
Description: Based on review of medications, the center failed to follow their own medication policy.
1. A medication authorization was not on file for an antihistamine for Child #1.
2. A medication authorization was not on file for an emergency medication and an antihistamine for Child #2.

Plan of Correction: We will either return these medications or obtain current authorizations for each.


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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