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La Petite Academy - Dumfries Road
10023 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20110-7950
(703) 361-6356

Current Inspector: Angela Dudek (804) 629-8167

Inspection Date: April 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.
8VAC20-780 Special Services.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Provided consultation on the following:
8VAC20-780-40M Allergy lists should be present in each area where children are present.
8VAC20-780-560F Menus should follow the nutritional requirements of the CACFP and USDA.
8VAC20-780-560G All food from home, including water bottles if filled at home, will need to be labeled with name and date.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 04/14/2023 from 10:00am to 2:05pm. There were 48 children ages 4 months to age 5 years old supervised by 8 staff. The physical plant, 2 buses, outdoor playground area, programming, attendance, menus, 5 staff records, 5 children?s records, emergency drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were reviewed. Children were observed participating in floor play, transitioning to lunch, blocks, reading and outside play. Diapering and handwashing procedures were also observed. There was an adequate number of staff present with current certification in Medication Administration Training (MAT), CPR and First Aid, and Daily Health Observation (DHO) training. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the Violation Notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 5pm on 4/26/2023. Please email me at angela.dudek@doe.virginia.gov with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-A
Description: Based on review of the written attendance record and interview with staff, the center did not ensure they maintained a written record of daily attendance for each group of children documenting the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs.


Evidence: During inspection in the PreK classroom, there were 9 children present, but the written record reflected there were 10 children present.

Plan of Correction: Staff member was retrained on proper attendance documentation.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation and inspection of the playground, the licensee did not to ensure that the required amount of resilient surfacing was under playground equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a sufficient fall zone.

Evidence:
1)The PreK and SA playground has a swingset that is 68 inches in height with a 2 inch mat under each swing. Both mats have holes in them so they are not considered resilient in those areas and the wood chips under the mat measure 3 inches in depth instead of the required 6 inches.
2)The PreK and SA playground has a slide that is 40 inches in height with wood chips at 4 inches in depth instead of the required 6 inches.
3)The Toddler and Twos playground has a swing set that is 80 inches in height. At 126 inches from the front of the swing beam, the resilient surfacing stops and there is a 5 inch wide wooden support beam for the playground surround. Resilient surfacing is required to extend to twice the height of the swingset on the front and back so 6 inches of resilient surfacing would need to extend to 160 inches from the swing beam.
4) The Toddler and Twos playground has a play equipment platform that is 15 inches in height with wood chips at 1 inch in depth instead of the required 6 inches.

Plan of Correction: 1. New mats were placed down to provide the required surfacing 4/19/23.
2. The mulch was raked to the slide area to provide the required surfacing 4/14/23.
3. The beam will be moved, additional mulch will be added. The work order has been submitted to maintenance and scheduled with the vendor. Swings will not be used until completed 4/27/23.
4. Raked to obtain required surfacing 4/27/23.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that sunscreen was kept inaccessible to children under 5 years of age.

Evidence: In the Twos classroom there were 14 sunscreens stored in an unlocked cabinet under the child sink where children have access.

Plan of Correction: The cabinet lock was repaired.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that diaper cream was kept inaccessible to children.

Evidence: In the Twos classroom there were 9 diaper ointments stored in an unlocked cabinet under the child sink where children have access.

Plan of Correction: The cabinet lock was prepared.

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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