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The Merit School Learning Center #21
4290 Prince William Parkway
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 680-3600

Current Inspector: Stephanie Reed (540) 272-6558

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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Discussed background check requirements, staff records, children's records, medication requirements, diaper ointments/over the counter topical skin products.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted beginning at 9:15 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m. with the director. There were 48 children in care ages 5 months through 5 years old under the care and supervision of 10 staff. Children were observed engaged in a variety of activities including centers for drawing, pretend play, and blocks. Infants were observed having play time on the floor and sleeping. Toddlers were observed during outdoor play. Classrooms and materials were observed. The outdoor play areas and playgrounds were observed.
Six staff records, six children's records and five medications and authorizations were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or laws and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

If you have questions regarding this inspection, contact Stephanie Reed at Stephanie.Reed@doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-A
Description: Based on review of documentation, it was determined that the center failed to obtain Central registry background checks every five years. Evidence: Staff #3?s central registry background check results were dated 9/29/2016.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not obtain tuberculosis (TB) screenings or test results before staff came in contact with children or TB documentation that was completed no later than 30 days before employment. Evidence: Staff #4, start date 4/19/2022, did not have documentation of a TB in the file. Staff #5, start date 1/11/2022, TB documentation was dated 9/22/2021.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-J-3
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview with staff, the center failed to ensure staff were properly trained in emergency medication administration for rectal medications. Evidence: Child #3, has prescription diazepam on site, that is required to be administered rectally and no staff on site have the required Medication Administration Training (MAT) Rectal Medication Certification.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-E
Description: Based on review of documentation and interview with staff, it was determined that the center did not follow it's medication policy that includes obtaining parent authorization for all medication for children in care. Evidence: Child #3, has nonprescription Tylenol on site and there was no signed authorization from the parent.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-I
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure medication requirements were followed. Evidence: In the Two?s classroom/Preschool Explorers, a tube of prescription triamcinolone acetonide was observed in an unlocked plastic cubby above the diapering area. The prescription medication did not have the original medication label, was not labeled with the child's name, the dosage amount, and the time or times to be given.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-L
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure medication was kept in a locked place. Evidence: In the Two?s classroom/Preschool Explorers, a tube of prescription triamcinolone acetonide was observed in an unlocked plastic cubby above the diapering area.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-C
Description: Based on observation, not all diaper ointments were labeled with the child?s name as required. Evidence: In the toddler room, a pertroleum jelly and aquaphor were observed and were not labeled. In the preschool explorers room, an aquaphor healing cream, two aquaphor tubes, one vaseline and one bourdeaux butt paste was not labeled

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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