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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: Sept. 25, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.

A monitoring inspection was conducted today between 12:00pm and 1:30pm regarding a self reported supervision incident. Statements were received and interviews were conducted. 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 #: 8VAC20-780-40-E
Description: Based on interviews and statements from staff, the operational responsibilities of the licensee did not ensure the center's own policies and procedure were enforced.
Staff #2 did not enforce the centers own policy and procedure. Center policy states staff members may not sleep in room where children are. Center policy states children must be supervised at all times. Staff #1 left children out of sight for approximately 3-6 minutes.

Plan of Correction: Abra director immediately terminated LaWanda Cole for violating licensing regulations and centers policy.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-F
Description: Based on staff interviews and statements, children under ten years of age were not always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff.
Staff #1 was observed by staff #2 sleeping for approximately 3-6 minutes during the children's naptime. Approximately 12 or the 14 children were asleep.

Plan of Correction: Abra director will retrain all staff on sight and sound regulations issued from VA licensing. Abra director will also retrain all on staff Abra?s policies and procedures.


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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