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Carousel Children's Academy
9151 Centreville Road
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 365-7622

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: July 20, 2022

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
22.1 Background Checks Code

Technical Assistance:
Technical Assistance was discussed with the Director regarding ? 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia in regards to mandated reporter requirements for suspected child abuse and neglect.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint investigation was initiated on 7/20/22 from 9:15am to 11:25am in response to a complaint received in the licensing office regarding an allegation of a forbidden action-striking a child in care. Based on a review of documentation and interviews conducted, the allegation was determined to be valid. An exit interview was conducted with the Director on 8/19/22. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Laura Brindle, at laura.brindle@doe.virginia.gov or 540-905-2062.
Please complete the "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" areas on the Violation Notice for the violation cited and return to me by close of business on 8/31/22. Plans of correction should include steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard, and measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-410-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on documentation review and interviews, a staff member engaged in forbidden actions by roughly handling a child and striking a child with a sandal-like shoe. Evidence: Interviews revealed that at approximately 12:30pm on 7/14/22, Child A, nine-years-old, began telling inappropriate jokes and running around the School Age classroom. Staff #1 told the child to stop and began pretending to record Child A on their cell phone, telling the child they were going to call their parent. Child A began trying to grab the cell phone and Staff #1 then spanked Child A one time on the bottom with another child?s sandal-like shoe. Child A began to yell and attempted to grab Staff #1?s cell phone again. Staff #2 overheard and came to the classroom. As Staff #2 entered the classroom, they reported witnessing Staff #1 ?aggressively push? Child A.

Plan of Correction: 1. The action was taken immediately by the Director. Staff member was suspended and no longer works in the school.

2. Director is assigning trainings to staff members that can cover topics i.e.: 1. Communicating with children, 2. Interactions matter, 3. Positive child interactions.

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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