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Appletree II
712 Tapawingo Road, SW
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 281-2626

Current Inspector: Kristy Atanackovic (804) 629-5032

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
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
The provider must send documentation to the LI that the background checks have been requested no later than 10 days following this notification. Once the background check is received by the center, the results must be forwarded to the licensing inspector.

Discussed that allergy lists must not be displayed in the classroom or public areas as this information is considered confidential.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 11:50am until 1:11pm. The physical plant, 7 staff records, 8 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, doing worksheets, and playing outside. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an assortment of age appropriate materials for the children in care. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Kara Wright at or 703-537-6241.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on record review, 1 reviewed staff record did not contain the results of a national criminal history check prior to hire.
Staff 1 has a date of hire documented as 2/8/21. The criminal history results are dated 2/11/21.

Plan of Correction: Orientation date was 2/8/21 (we pay for training) Start date was 2/12/21, noted on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review, one of the reviewed staff records did not contain the results of a Tuberculosis screening every two years rom the date of the first initial screening or testing, or more frequently as if recommended by a licensed physician or the local health department.
The Tuberculosis screening for Staff 6 was last conducted on 10/9/2018.

Plan of Correction: Certificate of TB evaluation was done on 7/20/21. Copy attached.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 reviewed staff record did not contain all required information.
The record for Staff 2 did not contain the signature of the person conducting reference checks.

Plan of Correction: Signature was obtained. Copy attached.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, children under 10 years of age were not always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff.
1. At 11:54am a child was observed to enter the Bluebirds classroom from the playground to use the bathroom without supervision.
2. At 11:55am a child was observed to enter the Bluebirds classroom from the playground to use the bathroom without supervision.
3. At approximately 12:30pm a child was observed leaving the Yellowbirds classroom to walk down the hallway to use the restroom without supervision.

Plan of Correction: All staff will receive reminder to keep students w/in sight and &/or sound (when in bathroom as well).

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-A
Description: Based on record review, 2 of 7 staff records reviewed did not contain documentation of the required 16 hours of annual training.
1. Staff 3's record contained documentation of 4 hours of annual training.
2. Staff 4's record contained documentation of 4 hours of annual training.

Plan of Correction: Notify staff to make up missed hrs and complete 16 per year going forward.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, not all areas of the center were maintained in a safe condition.
1. On the monkey bars a plastic sign, denoting acceptable equipment age ranges, was observed to be broken and had sharp edges.
2. On the playground, felt ground cover was observed to be exposed and frayed creating a tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: Sign was removed on 5/19/22.
Felt was cut mulched over.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, not all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
The Butterflies classroom had a canister of air freshener on an open shelf in the bathroom and a container of floor cleaner in the closet, which had a key in the lock.

Plan of Correction: Staff reminded to keep hazardous substances in locked place key out of reach of children.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-3
Description: 1. In the Redbird classroom, a powerstrip behind the shelf was observed without installed protective covers.
2. In the Bluebird classroom, an outlet was observed without a protective cover installed.

Plan of Correction: Powerstrip removed. All outlets checked & covered.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, fall zones around playground equipment included barriers.
A temporary fence was observed within 2 feel of a merry-go-round.

Plan of Correction: moved merry-go-round 6 ft from fencing.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on observation, food brought from home was not clearly labeled with the child's name or current date.
Out of 10 lunches observed on a shelf in the hallway, 8 were observed without a name and 10 were observed without a date.

Plan of Correction: Parents will be reminded to clearly label food with child's name and current date.


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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