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Fontanelle Academy of Early Learning, LLC
20 South Dove Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 424-9731

Current Inspector: Sarah Zirzow (703) 479-4675

Inspection Date: Dec. 2, 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 The License
8VAC20-820 The License Process
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 first aid kit on each floor, the renewal application, reference check documentation, minor injury report and DOE model forms with the owner.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from approximately 1pm-3:30pm. There were 57 children in the direct care and supervision of 20 staff. A sample of 4 children?s records, and 4 staff records were reviewed. The children were observed napping, playing, and being picked up by parents. Two new staff have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the Owner. If you have any questions, contact

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review, a sex offender search was not conducted for staff whom live outside of Virginia within the last 5 years.

A sex offender search was conducted for Staff A and Staff B.

Plan of Correction: The sex offender searches for Staff A and B were completed during the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place.

Cleaning supplies were located in a cabinet located on the wall of each room.

Plan of Correction: Locks will be applied to each cabinet.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-N
Description: Based on record review, the record of medication administration was missing required information.

The record of medication administration was incomplete for two children.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be reminded to complete the entire record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-G
Description: Based on record review, documentation of the emergency drills was not maintained.

Documentation for emergency drills conducted in 5/2021, 6/2021 and 7/2021 were missing from the document provided to the inspector.

Plan of Correction: Moving forward the center will use the DOE model form to document emergency drills.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the findings of the most recent inspection were no posted.

The findings of the most recent inspection were not posted.

Plan of Correction: The findings of todays inspection were posted after the exit interview.


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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