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The Goddard School
12405 Cape Cod Court
Lake ridge, VA 22192
(703) 490-8553

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Oct. 27, 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
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided in the areas of child records and staff TB tests.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted 10/27/2022 from 9:45am through 11:50am. There were 64 children directly supervised by 11 staff and all classrooms were in ratio. The physical plant, outdoor playground area, programming, menus, 5 staff records, 6 children?s records, 11 medications, emergency drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed eating morning snack which consisted of bagels, jelly, and milk, participating in center play, reading books, doing puzzles, participating in circle time, singing songs, and completing Halloween activities. Positive interactions between children and staff were observed during this inspection. There was an abundant supply of age appropriate materials for the children and the center was clean and organized. There was an adequate number of CPR/First Aid, Daily Health Observation, and MAT trained staff on site at the time of inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the Violation Notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 5pm on 11/7/2022. Please email me at with any questions.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that all staff submit to a fingerprint-based national criminal history background check prior to hire.

Evidence: Staff #2 (Date of Hire: 5/13/2022) had fingerprinting results on file dated 5/23/2022.

Plan of Correction: Completed

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure that all staff complete the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course within 90 calendar days of employment.

Evidence: Staff #1 (Date of Hire: 8/26/15), Staff #2 (5/13/22), Staff #3 (Date of Hire: 1/16/14), and Staff #4 (Date of Hire: 6/13/22) did not have the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course, Preservice Training, completed within 90 calendar days of employment.

Plan of Correction: Wasn't aware staff needed this particular training. Now that I'm aware will be sure to have everyone complete on time.


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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