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Early Steps Bilingual Pre-School II
1014 Country Club Drive, NE
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 242-3711

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Sept. 14, 2023

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 Care Provisions and Emergencies
8VAC20-780 Special Services.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced monitoring inspection conducted on September 14, 2023 between the hours of 11:00am and 1:00pm. There was a total of 35 children with 8 staff members supervising. Children were observed during eating lunch, washing hands, outside activity, bathroom and handwashing procedures, and resting and/or sleeping. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, children and staff records, special care and emergencies and nutrition. The information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

If have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Sheila Nelson at Sheila.nelson you or 804-629-7489.

Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Sheila Nelson
License Inspector
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-G
Description: Based on record review and interview with the center director, it was determined that the center did not obtain proof of child's identity and age requirements as stated in the Code of Virginia.
Evidence: 1. The record of Child #1 did not have documentation for proof of the child's identity and age.
2. The center director confirmed the proof of identity of Child #1 was not obtained.

Plan of Correction: I will contact the parents today and tell them to bring in the proof of identity.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-M
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center failed to maintain, in a way that is accessible to all staff who work with children, a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities and dietary restrictions documented in the allergy plan. This list was not kept in each room or area where children are present.
1. The allergy list was not posted in any classroom.
2. The center director acknowledged the list had been taken down and was not posted at the time of the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The list was taken down to laminate but the machine broke. I will post the list immediately in each classroom.

Violation corrected during the 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.

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