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Ballston Children's Center
3850 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 527-7200

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: Oct. 6, 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
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on October 6 2023 between 9:00am and 10:30am. There were 50 children in the direct care of 16 staff members at the start of the inspection. Staffing records, child records, emergency drills, the physical plant, and medications were inspection and reviewed. Children were observed eating breakfast, washing hands, and practicing for weekly performances. A citation is listed on the violation notice. If you have questions regarding this inspection please contact me at 703-554-4995 or at

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

Evidence: In the front door area, a cleaning substance was observed out on a window sill. The window sill is approximately 4 feet from the ground and not accessible to children. The standard does require that cleaning substances be locked.

Plan of Correction: We put the cleaning supply in a locked area in the office.


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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