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Early Steps Bilingual Pre-School II
1014 Country Club Drive, NE
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 242-3711

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Feb. 6, 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
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Provided the new website to submit renewal application:

A renewal inspection was conducted on February 6, 2023 between the hours of 1:10 pm and 3:10 pm. There were 40 children present, with 6 staff supervising within the supervision guidelines. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 4 staff records were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Contact or call 804-629-7489 if you have any questions regarding this inspection.

Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Sheila Nelson
License Inspector
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-130-A
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to obtain documentation that each child has received the immunizations as required before the child can attend the center.
Evidence: Child #4 has a start date of 1/3/23 and there is no documentation of immunization on file.

Plan of Correction: I will contact the parents and tell them I need them today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain for each child a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician within 30 days after the first day of attendance.
Evidence: Child #4 (start date 1/3/23) did not have documentation of a physical examination on file at the time of inspection (2/6/23).

Plan of Correction: I will contact the parents and tell them I need the physical today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain a written record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs.
1. The Fireflies (age 4-6) class did not have daily attendance documented for the arrival of children in care at the time of inspection.
2. The Dragon Flies class (age 4-5) did not have daily attendance documented for the arrival of each child in care.

Plan of Correction: We will maintain a written daily attendance for the arrival and departure of each child.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the playground did not have resilient surfacing to meet the minimum safety standards for play areas.
Evidence: Mulch is barely covering the dirt under and around the swing/slide and climbing equipment.

Plan of Correction: I will get this corrected within the next 4 weeks.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-4
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure the staff-to-children ratio as specified was maintained when children are in care.
Evidence: The Fireflies class (ages 4-6) had eleven (11) children with one (1) teacher supervising.

Plan of Correction: I will ensure our teacher-to-child ratios are maintained.
Violation corrected during the inspection.


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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