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Innovation Station Child Development Center
500 Dulany Street
Jefferson Building Suite 1
Alexandria, VA 22314
(571) 272-2880

Current Inspector: Sarah Marbert (703) 479-4678

Inspection Date: Jan. 24, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
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 with Center Director:
*Possible solutions for additional measures regarding food allergens.
*Updating health record

Comments:
An inspection was begun on 01/24/2023 in response to a self reported incident at the facility.

Based on multiple staff interviews, the preponderance of evidence supports that the center failed to ensure care, protection and guidance for a child in care when the child was given a known food allergen.
See Violation notice for non-compliances cited.

If you have questions regarding this investigation, please contact me at (703) 479-4678 or at Sarah.Marbert@doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-E
Description: Based on multiple statements, the facility failed to follow its own policy for prevention of exposure to specific food and other substances to which a child was allergic.
Evidence:
On January 20, 2023 Staff A did not follow the proper procedure for ensuring a child did not come into contact with a known food allergen (cow's milk). The established policy for prevention of exposure is to provide water to Child #1 if a milk substitute (oat milk) was not included with meals/snacks that are delivered to the room. The staff person provided cow's milk to the child resulting in an allergic reaction.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-180-A
Description: Based on multiple statements, a staff member failed to demonstrate they were capable of carrying out assigned responsibilities.
Evidence:
On January 20, 2023 a staff member responsible for distribution of lunch provided a child a known allergen. The child has a documented food allergy to cow's milk, a placemat indicating the allergy and a milk substitute is provided for the child. Staff stated when the kitchen staff do not send the milk substitute to the classroom with meals/snacks, the child is to drink water. (Staff A)

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-A
Description: Based on multiple staff statements, the facility failed to ensure care, protection and guidance of a child in care.
Evidence:
On January 20, 2023 at approximately 12:05 PM Child #1 was given a known food allergen. The child has a documented food allergy to cow's milk . When lunch arrived in the classroom, there was no milk substitute provided for the child. Staff A poured cow's milk into the drinking cup at the child's seat/ placemat instead of providing water. The child drank some of the milk, and stated " he hated the taste" of the milk, began to gag and then vomited. Symptoms progressed into a full anaphylaxis episode. The child was given emergency medications and transported to a local hospital.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Disclaimer:

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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