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First Baptist Church of Clarendon Child Development Center
1306 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 522-6477

Current Inspector: Leslie Perez (703) 537-6013

Inspection Date: Oct. 12, 2023

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.

Comments:
An unannounced investigation was conducted in response to a complaint that was submitted to the Fairfax Licensing Office, regarding physical plant, ratios, and supervision. Observations, interviews, and information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and a violation was documented related to supervision. There was not a preponderance of evidence to support the allegation regarding ratios or physical plant concerns.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact Maria Soto at 571-835-5058 or maria.soto@doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interview and review of documentation it was determined that staff did not always ensure that children remained within sight and sound supervision.

Evidence:
1. On 10/16/2023, at approximately 9:20am, Child #1 (15 months old) was placed in a crib near the front desk with Staff #1, to wait for their parents to pick them up.
2. On the day of the incident, Adult #1 reported that as they were leaving the facility, they observed Child #1 in a crib near the front desk alone and unsupervised.
3. Staff #2 and Staff #3 stated that on the day of the incident they observed Child #1 in a crib by the front desk, alone and unsupervised. Staff #2 reported that Staff #1 stepped away from the desk and walked into a classroom, leaving Child #1 unsupervised for approximately 2 minutes.

Plan of Correction: The evening of 15 November during a Professional Growth and Development training, all caregivers - teachers (which includes Staff #1) were reminded of the importance and critical nature of sight and sound supervision as part of insuring the health, safety, welfare and well-being of all children enrolled at the FBCC CDC when in attendance.
Strategies for making certain that sight and sound supervision is apparent to all in the building including when a caregiver - teacher's presence may not be obvious to authorized adults, other caregivers - teachers in the building were reviewed and will be implemented moving forward.
As reported by Staff #2, Staff #1 stepped away from the desk and walked into a care setting. Although outside of Adult #1's sight because of the location of the care setting into which Staff #1 had stepped, Staff #1 is certain they were and remained in sight and sound supervision of Child #1 for the period of time Staff #1 had stepped away from the desk and into the care setting was able to see and hear Child #1 as the door to that care setting was partially opened with a clear line of vision to Child #1.

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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