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Sparkles! at Fair Oaks
12001 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 502-8100

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: March 14, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 3/14/2023 from 9:41am to 1:00pm. At the time of entrance, 92 children were in care with 17 staff members present. Children were observed playing with blocks, playing in centers, coloring insects for ?insect study?, in group discussion during circle time talking about insects, playing with puzzles, painting picture frames and clothing designs and coloring with markers. Infants were observed sleeping, working on a puzzle with the teacher, listening to music, crawling on the floor and washing hands. Walls, bulletin boards and several other areas of the programming space was decorated with artwork, crafts and projects completed by the children. Interactions between the children and staff were positive. The site was organized and contained an abundant supply of developmentally appropriate materials. A selection of staff and children records, medications, the physical space, evacuation drills, emergency supplies and attendance records were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at or 571-835-0386.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed that some of the classroom doors were difficult to open or close.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-B
Description: Based on staff record review, the center did not obtain a completed sworn statement or affirmation for an employee prior to the 1st day of hire.
1. Staff #6 (Date of hire 1/16/2023) had a sworn statement dated 1/17/2023.

Plan of Correction: Will review completed paper work to insure correct date is written.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-150-B
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the center did not have a physical examination and immunization documentation that had the date on each report and signed by a physician, his designee, or an official of a local health depart- ment for each child.
1. Child #4 (start date 1/04/2023) had an immunization record and physical, but it was not dated and signed by a physician and was not on the current form required by the Virginia Department of Health or a physician's form.

Plan of Correction: All files will be reviewed and corrected.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not obtain one staff members documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening that was completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.
1. Staff #2 (Date of hire 2/23/2023) had completed a tuberculosis screening dated 6/02/2022, but it was not completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Plan of Correction: Ensure all TB 30 days prior to start date.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review, one of five children's records did not have complete information.
1. Child #2 (start date 4/18/2022) was missing one emergency contact name, address and phone number and the 2nd emergency contact address.

Plan of Correction: All child files will be reviewed and corrected.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center inside and outside were not maintained in a safe and operable condition.
1. In the Preschool 3A classroom, paint was chipping by the window.
2. In the Pre K1 &II classroom, paint was chipping near the closet door. The classroom door was difficult to open and close.
3. In the 2A classroom, paint was chipping by two windows.
4. In the Pre-K classroom, paint was chipping by the window.
5. On the playground, a tricycle was missing a foot pedal.

Plan of Correction: Maintenance will fix as of 3/20/2023.

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.
1. A can of Lysol, a bottle of bleach water and container of Swiffer wet mop replacements were inside an unlocked unlatched high cabinet. The lock had the key in it.

Plan of Correction: All cabinet with cleaning materials will be locked.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the diaper changing requirements were not all met.
1. In the Infant B classroom, the diaper changing pad had 3 approximately 1-2 inch tears on the white pad and one small hole. It was not a nonabsorbent surface for diapering.

Plan of Correction: Was corrected day of monitoring. New pad replaced old pad.


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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