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Aspire! Afterschool Learning
909 S Dinwiddie St., 3rd Floor
PO Box 41318
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 379-6488

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: March 21, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
X 8VAC20-780 Administration.
X 8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
X 8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
X 8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
X 8VAC20-780 Programs.
X 8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies
X 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
8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on returning summer staff background checks, TB for staff/volunteers and the AV process.

An unannounced monitoring visit was conducted for the Aspire afterschool program. 4 rooms were in attendance with direct care staff in ratio for supervision. Observed children transitioning from snack (popcorn chicken, melon, roll and milk) to tutoring and reading. No injury forms have been completed since the previous visit. Two emergency medications were on-site with 3 staff having current Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification. All staff have First Aid and CPR training. Bathrooms were equipped with required supplies. No new staff since the previous visit. 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. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Ann Dramstad, Children?s Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of School Readiness

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-E
Description: Based on medication review, one long term medication does not have written authorization from the child's physician.
Child #1 has the parent authorization but no written authorization from the physician for a prescription medication kept on-site longer than 10 days.

Plan of Correction: Another copy of hte Physician form was given to the parent on 3/22/2023.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Description: Based on record review, the center failed to implement a monthly practice evacuation drill.
No documentation was recorded that drills were conducted for November 2022, December 2022 and January 2023.

Plan of Correction: Program staff will be reminded to enter information for all emergency drills.


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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