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Ballston Children's Center
3850 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 527-7200

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: March 30, 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 (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on March 30, 2023, between 11:45am and 12:45pm. There were 78 children in the direct care of 15 staff members. Children were observed washing hands, and sitting together for lunch time. Staff were observed sitting at the tables with children during lunch time as well as walking around assisting children where needed. One citation was issued and noted on the violation notice. A sampling of child records and staffing records were reviewed. Emergency drills, fire inspection, health inspection, and the physical space was inspected. If you have any questions please contact me at 703-554-4995 or at

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that when food is brought from home, that the food container is dated and clearly labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Evidence: During lunch time the inspector observed 3 lunch boxes on a side table that were labeled with names, but 1 had the previous days' date and the other two did not have dates.

Plan of Correction: I will let the parents know right away.


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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