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Bright Horizons at Ballston
4001 Fairfax Drive, Suite 175
Arlington, VA 22203
(571) 397-3933

Current Inspector: Ariel Hayes (804) 629-7124

Inspection Date: July 7, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A self-reported allegation was received by the Fairfax Licensing office. Center administration reported that a staff member used prohibited behavior guidance. The investigation began on July 7th, 2022 with local government agencies and was completed on July 29th, 2022. The inspection included interviews with the child, management team, teachers, a review of written staff statements, and a review of staff records. The preponderance of evidence supports the allegation and the report is valid. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Ariel Hayes at or 804-629-7124.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on staff record review, there was no out of state Central Registry results for employee?s who have lived outside of Virginia in the past 5 years.

1. Teacher 1 (date of hire 4/19/2021) did not have out of state Central Registry results within 45 days of hire.

Plan of Correction: That all staff files will be reviewed so that anyone who lived out of state will have an Out of State placed in their file. Central Registry search completed and results

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-410-1
Description: Based on interviews and written teacher statements, one staff member engaged in a forbidden action resulting in the injury to a child.

1. Teacher 1?s written statement stated ?I began to forcefully grab child?s* arm, pinch her.? [sic]
2. Teacher 2 stated ?she heard crying on the other side of the playground equipment. When she asked the child what happened the child said that ?teacher grabbed her.?

Plan of Correction: All staff will be trained on Positive Guidance and Physical Interactions and copes of signed policies

Ongoing observations be center leadership will take place regularly will be placed in staff files


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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