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Abracadabra Child Development Center
700 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 548-7796

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: May 8, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
Areas of Standards 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

A renewal inspection was conducted today between 12:15pm and 1:30pm. There were 72 children present, with 14 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 5 staff records were reviewed. The children were observed coming in from the playground and getting ready for lunch and naptime. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program. Contact or call 703-268-3728 if you have any questions regarding this inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-C
Description: Based on review of staff records, two staff do not have documentation of a tuberculosis (TB) screening every two years.
The TB screening documentation for staff #1 and #2 expired 4/2023.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 had the TB screening already completed; I will get a copy. Staff #2 will make an appointment to complete the TB screening.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-420-B
Description: Based on review of children?s records, staff did not request at least annually parent confirmation that the
required information in the child's record is up to date for all records.
The following children records were not updated annually:
Child #1 last update 7/1/21
Child #2 last update7/12/21
Child #3 last update 9/13/21
Child #4 last update 7/18/21

Plan of Correction: I will send out an annual update to all families and place the update in the record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-B
Description: Based on observations, not all over the counter topicals were labeled with the child?s name.
Over the counter topicals, located in the Genie classroom were not labeled with the child?s name.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure all over the counter products are labeled with the child?s name.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on observation, when food was brought from home, the food container shall be sealed and clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.
In every classroom, food was brought from home and not clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Plan of Correction: We will begin immediately labeling the food brought from home with the date and name of the child.


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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