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Children's International School at the Foreign Service Institute
4000 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 302-7501

Current Inspector: Kara Wright (703) 537-6241

Inspection Date: June 9, 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:
Discussed changing in licensing requirements which took effect on 10/12/2021.

Discussed medication forms need to match exactly to the name of the medication present for children.

Discussed ensuring that documentation of the staff member who id viewing children's proof of identity is maintained.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:00am-11:30am. Five classrooms were observed within ratio requirements for supervision. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 6 children?s records, 3 medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, napping, and playing outside. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observation, not all children's records were treated confidentially.
An allergy list containing children's names and medical information was observed posted in plain view in the Older Toddler classroom.

Plan of Correction: Teachers have been informed that these should be posted inside a cabinet. They have since made this correction and all allergy lists are now appropriately posted to protect confidentiality.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, not all equipment outside the center was maintained in a safe condition.
Two small toys on the outdoor playground were observed with cracks and broken fingers that could snag skin or cause an entrapment of fingers.

Plan of Correction: These outdoor toys have been removed from the playing area. A request has been submitted to purchase outdoor toys. These toys will be in better condition, as these will be new.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-1
Description: Based on record review and staff statements, the daily record for infants did not contain all required information.
The daily record for infants did not contain the amount of time the infants spend on their stomachs.

Plan of Correction: A new infant room daily record sheet has been re-designed. Please find attached the new layout, which includes tummy time.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-B
Description: Based on observation, not all materials available are age and stage appropriate for the children in care.
In the younger and older toddler classrooms crafting materials and toys were observed that are small enough to be considered a choking hazard and are not approved for use by children aged three years and younger.

Plan of Correction: Materials that were identified have been removed or put in a place not accessible to the children. Each teacher in these classrooms has access to a device to measure toys to make sure the toys in their prospective rooms are appropriate.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility were not posted.
The violation notice from the most recent inspection was not included in the posting of the findings.

Plan of Correction: This notice has since been posted. It is visible to all that enter our facility.


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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