Greater Mt Vernon Com Head Start - Gum Springs Children's Center
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746
Inspection Date: April 19, 2023
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision
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:
application process. entity information, administrative requirements regarding access to background search clearance letters from OBI,
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 9:15am-12:40 am. There were 109 children (2-5yrs.) directly supervised by 20 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 group play, reading books, participating in circle time and mindfulness activities, playing outside, and eating breakfast. potty routines and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an ample supply of 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. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector,
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B Description: Based upon observation, hazardous materials were not kept in a locked place preventing access by children.
Evidence: Classroom #2 hand sanitizer was located on shelf by classroom door next to ipad.
Plan of Correction: We will remind staff that hand sanitizer cannot be accessible to children.
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