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Crystal City Children's Center
3650 S. Glebe Road, Suite 170
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-2770

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: June 1, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
X 8VAC20-780 Administration.
X 8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
X 8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
X 8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
X 8VAC20-780 Programs.
X 8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies
X 8VAC20-780 Special Services.
X 8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
X 22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on model forms, MAT training to cover all hours of operation and subsidy vendor agreement/requirements. Any program that participates in subsidy will be required to register for VQB5. A link with additional information is on the VA DOE Licensing website:

Ann unannounced monitoring visit was conducted. All rooms were in ratio with direct care staff. Observed children on walks, infant care, feeding, circle time and playground time. Medication is on-site with 3 staff currently certified in MAT. Lunch served today was dirty rice with beef, coleslaw and apples. Reviewed 1 new staff record and a sample of children's records, trainings, emergency preparation and physical space. Rooms are well equipped and maintained. 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. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Ann Dramstad, Children?s Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of School Readiness

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-M
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain a confidential list of all children's allergies, dietary preferences and sensitivities.
The list was posted in multiple classrooms with no cover sheet to protect confidentiality.

Plan of Correction: Print cover sheets for the allergy and preference lists. The corrections were made on the day of the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-J
Description: Based on administrative staff statement, a child with an emergency medication is not always in the care of a MAT trained staff member.
A child with 2 emergency medications usually arrives by 7:30 am and a trained MAT staff person does not arrive until 8:00 am.

Plan of Correction: Ensure that the opening staff are MAT trained and offer a MAT class to all lead teachers on staff training day.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-G
Description: Based on observation and staff statement, a substitute container was not labeled with the contents.
A bottle of bleach solution was not labeled with the contents. Administrative staff verified contents as being bleach solution.

Plan of Correction: Label the spray bottle and remind staff to ensure all spray bottles are labeled correctly and dated. The corrections were made on the day of the inspection daily.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-L
Description: Based on observation, an over the counter supplement and a child's medication were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
1. A supplement was stored in an unlocked cabinet in Room Two's-2
2. The emergency bag containing emergency medication was unlocked in the Three's classroom.

Plan of Correction: 1. Lock all cabinets and remind all staff to ensure all cabinets are locked. The corrections were made on the day of the inspection.
2. Immediate solution was to store the emergency bag in a locked cabinet. The long term solution is to use a luggage lock to ensure that the emergency bag is inaccessible to children. The luggage lock was used 6/5/2023.


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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