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The Goddard School
7801 Heritage Village Plaza
Gainesville, VA 20155
(571) 222-5576

Current Inspector: Laura Brindle (540) 905-2062

Inspection Date: June 29, 2023

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

An investigation was initiated from 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm to investigate a complaint regarding diapering. Interviews were conducted and documentation was reviewed. The investigation regarding diapering is determined to be valid.

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. If you have questions regarding this inspection you may contact Sharon Allen at 540-272-2941 or

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews it was determined that not all procedures for diapering were followed to include that children shall be cleaned and changed immediately when their diapers or clothes become wet or soiled. Evidence: 1.) On 05/09/2023 Staff A was assisting Child A (Age 2 years) with toilet training while diapering. Staff A instructed child A to throw their diaper in the trash. The diaper was not disposed of and the wet diaper was still attached around the child's leg and a new diaper was placed on child A. Upon picking up child A from school it was discovered that child A had on two wet diapers. 2.) On 06/09/2023 around 4:00 pm child A was picked up from school with a soiled diaper. Upon review of child A's daily activity report it was discovered that the last diaper change recorded for child A was at 12:45 pm. It was reported by staff B that child A had a diaper change around 3:00 pm, however the diaper change was not documented.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.


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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