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Falls Church Merrifield Preschool
8111 Gatehouse Road, Suite 120
Falls church, VA 22042
(571) 405-6267

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Feb. 14, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
Areas of Standards 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

A /renewal inspection was conducted on February 14,2023. There were 92 children present, with 15 staff supervising. 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 5 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 703-268-3728 if you have any questions regarding this inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Hazardous cleaning supplies were observed in an unlocked cabinet under the sink in the Whales classroom.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection. The locking method was repaired.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-A
Description: Based on observation, over the counter products were kept beyond the expiration date of the Evidence
In the Elephant classroom: expired diaper cream 12/22, insect repellent 4/22, sunscreen 7/21 and toothpaste 3/22, 6/22 was observed.

In the Whales classroom: expired diaper cream 10/22 was observed.

In the Turtles classroom: expired toothpaste 11/22 was observed.

Plan of Correction: All expired items were disposed of. We will regularly check to ensure nothing is expired.


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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