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The Merit School of Prince William #5
14308 Spriggs Road
Woodbridge, VA 22193
(703) 670-9650

Current Inspector: Shawanda Henderson (540) 216-1434

Inspection Date: March 14, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 3/14/23 at 2:50pm. There were 32 (3-5) directly supervised by 4 staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 5 children?s records, children's medications and medication authorization records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, listening to stories, playing outside, and dismissing from school. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was a sufficient supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@doe.virginia.gov) or 540-340-2672.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-A
Description: Based on review, the facility did not ensure that staff obtained central registry checks every 5 years from the initial central registry check.
Evidence: reviewed 3 staff records and found that 1 staff member did not have a subsequent central registry check, within 5 years of the first check. Staff 2's most recent check was dated 2/14/18.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-150-B
Description: Based on review, the facility did not ensure that each report includes the date of the physical exam an dates immunizations were received and shall be signed by a physician, his designee, or an official of a local health department.
Evidence: reviewed 5 children's records and found that Child 1's immunization record was not signed by a physician or their designee. Child 5 did not have a physical examination signed by a physician or their designee.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-C
Description: Based on review, the facility did not ensure that at lease every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing, staff obtains and submits the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening.
Evidence: reviewed 3 staff records and found that Staff 1 and 3 did not have TB tests or screenings within 2 years after their initial test. Staff 1's last test was on 4/11/20 and Staff 3's last test was on 4/13/18.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on review, the facility did not ensure that children's records were maintained with the required information.
Evidence: reviewed 5 children's records and found that Child 2 and Child 5 did not have annually reviewed and updated emergency contact information. Child 2's last update was on 2/2/22 and Child 5's last update was on 1/25/22.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the facility did not ensure that the findings of the most recent inspection report are posted in a conspicuous location.
Evidence: observed that the most recent inspection report posted was dated 5/26/22, but the most recent inspection was on 10/19/2022.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Disclaimer:

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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