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Bright Starts Daycare & Learning Center
7800 Garner Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 479-7447

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Sept. 20, 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 (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided regarding Standard 550-P. The written record of children's serious and minor injuries must include both a staff and parent signature. In the event a parent signature cannot be obtained then two staff signatures can be documented.

Consultation was provided regarding putting a system in place to verify the center has all required information when accepting a medication to keep on site for an enrolled child.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted 9/20/2023 from 2:05pm-5:30pm. There were 73 children directly supervised by 13 staff and all classrooms were in ratio. The physical plant, outdoor playground area, programming, the menu, 4 staff records, 8 children?s records, 5 medications, emergency drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed washing hands, playing in organized centers, eating snack, playing with toy animals, singing and dancing, learning colors, and playing with blocks. Infant care including feeding and diapering was also observed. Positive interactions between children and staff were observed during this inspection. There was an abundant supply of age appropriate materials for the children and the center was clean and organized. There was an adequate number of CPR/First Aid, Daily Health Observation, and MAT trained staff on site at the time of inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the Violation Notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 5pm 10/10/2023. Please email me at with any questions.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances, such as cleaning materials, were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: Two disinfectant spray bottles with the warning "Caution: Keep out of reach of children" were sitting on a shelf in the bathroom attached to the Three's classroom.

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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