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The Nest Academy
2609 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 549-1549

Current Inspector: Leslie Perez (703) 537-6013

Inspection Date: May 12, 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)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with center Director new standards, model forms and background checks.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 1:30pm-2:30pm. There were 48 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 12 staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed reading books, practicing tummy time and napping. There was an adequate supply of materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the Violation Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Maria Soto at or (571) 835-5058.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not obtain out-of-state child abuse and neglect findings for an employee that has resided outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years.

Staff#1 (DOH: 02/14/2022) has resided outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years, their records did not contain documentation to verify that an out-of-state child abuse and neglect search was completed.

Plan of Correction: We have facilitated the out-of-state Child Abuse and Neglect Findings for our Employee last 3/22/2022 but has yet to receive the result. Upon inspection, we have tried to reach out again to the state's State Police Criminal Information Unit. They have informed us that they will mail it.

Standard #: 22.1-289.058
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center was not equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

The center was not equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: We have placed an order for the Carbon Monoxide Detector as soon as the inspection was done. It will arrive and will be placed at the facility by tomorrow.


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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