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Chesterbrook Academy #807
6200 Interparcel Road
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 921-9600

Current Inspector: Eureka Nance (703) 638-5968

Inspection Date: Nov. 1, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A self reported incident involving supervision and behavioral guidance of a child was investigated on 11/01/2022.. Observation of the center's video recording of 10/27/2022, a review of staff and child records and written staff statements were reviewed and staff interviews were conducted. During the investigation, violations were determined pertaining to behavioral guidance, staff supervision, staff to child ratio and parental involvement. Thank you for your cooperation with this investigation. Please email me at: with any questions pertaining to this report.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-4
Description: Based on staff statements and a review of the attendance record for 10/27/2022, staff to child ratios were not maintained in one class.
1.The ratio requirement for the Intermediate Class is 1 staff to 10 children.
2.On 10/27/2022, Staff #1 left the Intermediate Class which left Staff #3 alone with a total of 15 children.

Plan of Correction: -Class management expectations & policies have been reviewed with the team. Understanding the importance of always maintaining class ratios. Will continue to review the protocol for when there is a need to leave the classroom for any reason. Teachers are expected to call the front desk and/or notify an administrator to receive relief in order to maintain class ratio.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-B
Description: Based on staff statements and review of the Center?s own video recording system, staff failed to provide behavioral guidance to a child which was constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and shall be intended to redirect children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflicts.
1. On 10/27/2022, the center?s video recording system recorded Staff #1 removing Child #1(4 years) from the Intermediate Classroom and taking Child #1 to the PreK Classroom.

2. Staff #1 stated that Child #1 had thrown his lunch on the floor of the classroom and would not pick the food up.

3. Staff #1 stated ?[Child #1] doesn?t listen to me. I needed a minute. I was frustrated. I held his wrist and walked [Child #1] to the Pre K class.?

4. Once Child #1 was in the Pre K class, the center?s video recording system recorded Staff #2 moving Child #1 by lifting the child off the ground. Staff #2 was observed lifting Child #1 by placing their forearms under the child?s armpits and moving him to a carpeted area of the class.

5. Staff #2 stated ?I picked [Child #1] up in the heat of the moment.? Staff #2 stated that Child #1 was screaming loudly the whole time the child was in the room.

6. The video recording showed Staff #2 lead Child #1 to the bathroom. According to Staff #2 ?I took [Child #1} to the bathroom so they could calm down. Staff #2 stated, ?I bent down to talk to [Child #1]. Staff #2 stated while doing so, Child #1 kicked them. Staff #2 stated they became frustrated and left the bathroom by closing the bathroom door leaving Child #1 alone.

Plan of Correction: -Staff received a Corrective Behavior Form to review with the principal and sign.
-Staff reviewed the ?Positive Behavior Support Policy, Acknowledged the Forbidden Actions regarding classroom management.
-Compete Company Trainings:
Guiding Student Behavior & Support Systems

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-C
Description: Based on staff statements and the Center?s own video recording, a child was not within sight of a staff member while placed in time out.
1.Staff #2 was observed taking Child #1 to the bathroom to provide behavioral guidance.

2.Staff #2 was observed leaving the bathroom and was recorded closing both the bottom and top half of the door, leaving Child #1 alone for approximately 13 seconds.

3.According to Staff #4, they overheard a child screaming from the hallway and adjoining classroom. The center?s video recording showed Staff #4 entering the PreK classroom, opening the bathroom door and finding Child #1.

4.Staff #2 stated ?It was unacceptable and I wouldn?t appreciate it done to my child. There was no specific length of time that I had planned to leave [Child #1] in there.? Staff #2 stated that ?I just needed a minute because [Child #1] kicked me.?

Plan of Correction: -Review protocol for experiencing behavioral issues with a student
-Complete company training: Quality Interactions & Developing Quality Appropriate Behaviors

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-420-B
Description: Based on staff interviews, staff failed to promptly inform parents of persistent behavioral problems for one child.
1.According to administration, Staff #1 and #2, Child #1 routinely exhibits behavioral problems. Staff #1 stated that ?[Child #1] doesn?t ever listen? and that Child #1 exhibits behavioral issues daily.

2.Staff #1 stated ?We have told the previous director about [Child #1] all the time and nothing was done.

3.In reviewing the child?s record and the Center?s electronic method of communicating, one message dated 10/04/2022 to Child #1?s parents was found regarding the child?s disruption at naptime.

4.No other documentation was found that staff had informed the parents of Child #1?s persistent behaviors.

Plan of Correction: -Staff will utilize the Student Behavior Observation Log along with communicating with parents when behavioral concerns arise.
-Staff will notify the administrators of ongoing behavioral issues.


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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