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Sparkles! at Fair Oaks
12001 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 502-8100

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: Nov. 13, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed moving the cribs away from the drapes when the infants are napping. Discussed the boppy pillows. Discussed transitions for the 2's classroom.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted on 11/13/2023 from 9:19am to 12:19pm. At the time of entrance, 74 children were in care with 15 staff members present. Children were observed eating breakfast, preparing to go outside and lining up and playing outside. Infants and toddlers were observed reading books at the table with the teachers, playing with toys, drinking bottles, sleeping and eating breakfast. A selection of (3) staff and (3) children records, allergy action plans, the physical space, evacuation drills, medications and attendance records were reviewed. The site was clean and organized. Interactions between the children and staff were positive. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Repeat violations were found and are identified within this report.
Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to the department within 5 business days from receipt. Please specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Please do not use staff names; list staff by positions only.


Any plans of correction not received within 5 business days will result in the plans not appearing on the Violation Notice and public website.

Please contact me if you have any questions at Stacy.Doyle@doe.virginia.gov or 571-835-0386.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on review of three staff records, the center did not obtain the fingerprint results for each staff member prior to the date of hire.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 (Date of hire 8/28/2023) had fingerprint results dated 9/12/2023.

Plan of Correction: Staff #2 is a transfer from Sparkles at Crystal City. Fingerprint checks were conducted there and were up to date. We ran them as a precaution and results came back after hire date. We will make sure to conduct all background checks before the start date even for staff that are transfers from Sparkles at Crystal City.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Repeat Violation
Based on review of three staff records, the center did not have documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening at the time of employment and that had been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 (Date of hire 8/28/2023) had a tuberculosis screening dated 6/07/2023 and was not completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Plan of Correction: Employee #2 is a transfer from the Crystal City location. All trainings were done at Crystal City location. TB was done while employed there. We will make sure to obtain new TB test if transferred.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-50-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not keep staff and children's records confidential.
Evidence:
1. The supplemental page of the 7/13/2023 inspection was posted on the bulletin board and is considered confidential.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure not to post the supplemental page from now on.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not include all required information.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 (Date of hire 8/21/2023) had documentation that two references were checked/obtained after employment on 8/24/2023 and 8/30/2023.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure all references are completed before employment.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-B
Description: Based on review of three staff records, the center did not complete orientation training for each staff member prior to the staff member working alone with children and no later than seven days of the date of assuming job responsibilities.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 (Date of hire 8/28/2023) did not have record of completing orientation training.

Plan of Correction: Employee #2 is a transfer from the Crystal City location. All trainings were done at Crystal City location. We will make sure we complete all trainings at Sparkles at Fair Oaks before they transfer.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-E
Description: Based on review of staff records, staff did not complete orientation training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of the first day of employment.
Evidence:
1. Staff #2 (Date of hire 8/28/2023) did not have record of completing orientation training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) .

Plan of Correction: Employee #2 is a transfer from the Crystal City location. All trainings were done at Crystal City location. We will make sure we complete all trainings at Sparkles at Fair Oaks before they transfer.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Repeat Violation
Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center inside were not maintained in a safe and operable condition.
Evidence:
1. In the School age classroom, paint was chipping around the door border.
2. In the Pre-K classroom, one side of a cabinet handle was not attached to the cabinet under the sink and the wood of the cabinet was chipping in the right corner.
3. In the Preschool 2a classroom, the short door did not close properly and was splintering on the left side.

Plan of Correction: Door frame has been repainted. Cabinet handle has been reattached. Short door has been fixed.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Repeat Violation
Based on observation, Hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence:
1. In the Preschool 3 classroom, a spray bottle of bleach water and fabulosa cleaning spray was inside an upper cabinet. The safety lock was not latched.

Plan of Correction: We will retrain our staff on properly locking hazardous materials.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-H
Description: Based on observation, harmful craft materials were not stored in areas inaccessible to children.
Evidence:
1. Four small bottles of craft paint were in a lower cabinet near the refrigerator in the Infant 1B classroom and were accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: All craft materials have been removed out of the classroom. Retrain staff.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-3
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to cover all unused electrical outlets accessible to children under five years of age with child-resistant protective covers.
Evidence:
1. In the Preschool 3 classroom, one electrical outlet was not covered near the blocks center and was unused.

Plan of Correction: We will retrain our staff.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-E
Description: Based on observation, prepared infant formula was not dated.
Evidence:
1. In the Infant 1A and 1B refrigerator, three bottles were labeled with the child's name, but did not have a date on each bottle.

Plan of Correction: We will retrain our staff.

Disclaimer:

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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