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Feathers Bilingual Academy LLC
3846 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 531-9360

Current Inspector: Leslie Perez (703) 537-6013

Inspection Date: Jan. 3, 2023

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
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed lead qualified requirements and system to allow entrance to the building.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 2:15 to 2:50 pm. There were 3 children directly supervised by 1 staff. The physical plant, 2staff records, 3 children?s records, evacuation drills, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, and the Director explained only one room is currently in use due to enrollment numbers. There was an assortment of age appropriate materials for the children in care and the center was clean. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice and the Inspector stated the Director needs to review standards in order to demonstrate compliance.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Cynthia Ford at or 703-479-4679.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review of 3 children's records, it was determined the center did not maintain documentation of health information required for one child.
1. Child #2 has been enrolled in the center since November 28, 2022 and Child #2's file does not contain a physical examination record and does not contain an immunization record.

Plan of Correction: I will request information from the parent and will be sure that all future enrollments include medical information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-90--A
Description: Based on record review of 3 children's records, it was determined a written signed agreement between the parent and the center is not in each child's record.
1. The Director was able to show documents for each enrolled child on the computer but the written agreement was not included.
2. The Director stated the parents are made aware of the parent handbook and policies but was not aware she needed a signature of acknowledgement.

Plan of Correction: I will get parents to sign acknowledgement of center/parent agreement and keep with the records.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-C
Description: Based on interview and observation, it was determined that during the stated hours of operation, there has not always been on the premises when one or more children are present one staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader or program director and an immediately available staff member.
1. Upon arrival and contacting program, the center had to be contacted to allow entrance. The Director walked to the entrance with 3 children. The Director stated the other staff member was out on a lunch break and she was only one present.
2. The Director stated that there are some mornings that just one opens the center and did not realize two had to be in the facility when children are present as long as ratio is followed.

Plan of Correction: I did not realize that two people need to be in the facility and readily available at all times when even one child was present but will not make that mistake. I believed I was covering the ratio as we only have one class in use.


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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