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Capital Kids Preschool & Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-3668

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Sept. 8, 2022

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was offered related to: Dismissal, attendance and activities for school age children; staff records (dates of hire and separation), attendance and supervision.

An unannounced inspection was conducted on 9/8/22 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm. The inspection was conducted in response to a complaint received by the department regarding ratios at nap time. Classroom observations were made at nap time, 4 staff members were interviewed, 4 staff records and attendance records were reviewed. Based on the preponderance of evidence, the allegations were not valid. Areas of non-compliance not related to the complaint were cited, and are listed in the violation notice. For any questions related to this inspection please contact me at 571-835-4718 or

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on records review and staff interview, the center did not obtain results of a Virginia central registry finding within 30 days of employment.
1. Staff # 4's first day of employment was 7/20/22.
2. Staff # 3 stated that she thought Staff # 5 had submitted Staff # 4's central registry search request, but it was never submitted.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 5 was in charge of Staff records. Staff # 5 resigned without completing staff # 4's employment records. Before Staff # 4 returns to work the VA central registry finding will be in her file.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on records review and staff interview, the center did not maintain a written record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs.
1. On 9/8/22, there were 14 children in the Sweet Tarts (4's) classroom with Staff # 1.
2. Staff # 1 stated that between 1pm -1:30pm Child # 1 arrived from his school. Child # 1's arrival was not documented on the attendance roster.
3. Staff # 1 stated that when Staff # 2 left for the day at approximately 2:15 pm, she took Child # 2 (Staff # 2's daughter) home with her. Child # # 2's departure was not recorded on the attendance roster.

Plan of Correction: All children will be signed in and out upon arrival and departure from here forward.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-210-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on records review, program leaders did not meet the qualification requirements for that position.
1. Staff # 3 stated that Staff # 4 was the program lead for the 2's classroom.
2. Staff # 4's record did not have any educational or professional ocumentation to show that she met the required qualifications to be a program lead.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 5 was supposed to obtain staff # 4'squalification requirements. She did not complete the file prior to her resignation. Staff # 4 will not be a designated lead without her bachelor's degree in her file.


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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