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Newington Forest Kindercare 000540
8604 Pohick Road
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 455-7322

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sawyer (571) 835-0599

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
8VAC20-820 Sanctions
8VAC20-820 Hearings and Procedures
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Early Childhood care and Education
32.1 Report by Person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed an intensive plan of correction with the director.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 2:40pm-3:35pm in response to self-reported incident. Observations were made, documents were reviewed, and staff were interviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the director. If you have any questions, contact

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-M
Description: Based on record review, the center did not maintain, in a way that is accessible to all staff who work with children, a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions documented in the allergy plan.,

The record of Child A stated that Child A was allergic to rice, oats and bananas. These items were missing from the most recent allergy list.

Plan of Correction: - Items in question, added to list immediately

-Will set calendar reminder to update lis monthly, as well as with each time a new allergy is noted with a child.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-A
Description: Based on interview and record review, when staff were supervising children, they did not always ensure their care and protection.

1) Staff A fed Child A food that listed on the allergy plan of Child A.
2) After a conversation with the parents, Staff B stated that Child A vomited twice once they were home.

Plan of Correction: Specifically re-trained Staff A on the importance of the Allergy List and knowing who in the classroom brings their own food because of their allergy or sensitivity.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-D
Description: Based on interview, in each grouping of children at least one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader was not regularly present.

Staff B stated that the infant room does not have a lead teacher regularly present.

Plan of Correction: We have re-assigned a teacher to be the Lead for the class and have a second staff member in the CDA program that will be completed by Mid-March 2023.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-P
Description: Based on interview and record review, a child with a diagnosed food allergy was served food identified in the written care plan.

1) The record of Child A states Child A is allergic to oats and bananas.
2) Staff A stated that she served Child A three tablespoons full of oatmeal and three bites of banana.

Plan of Correction: Retrained all staff on the allergy and food preference list in the classrooms.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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