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Greater Mt Vernon Com Head Start - Gum Springs Children's Center
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-5760

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Oct. 6, 2022

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 CareProvisions and Emergencies
8VAC20-780 Special Services
8VAC20-820 The License
8VAC20-820 Hearings Procedures
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
20 Access to minor's records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with program:
transportation contractor, transportation plan, policies for supervision at drop off and pick up, notification for parents, any future action to prevent reoccurrence of injury on incident reporting.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 11:00 am-12:30pm. There were 59 children (2-5yrs.) directly supervised by 8 staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in nap time, quiet activities. Diapering / potty routines and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an ample supply of materials for the children. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector,

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment were not maintained.
Evidence: Nap mat in classroom #5 was ripped.

Plan of Correction: Will remove after nap.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-440-J
Description: Based on observation, rest mats did not have correct spacing.

Cots in room #5 did not have 12 inches of space in-between.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.


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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