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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: Nov. 29, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Programs.

An unannounced investigation was conducted on 11/29/2023, interviews were conducted on 11/1/2023, 11/7/2023, 11/8/2023 and 11/ 21/2023, in response to a self-reported incident that was received by the licensing office on 10/31/2023; regarding staff interaction. Interviews were conducted and documentation was reviewed. The information gathered during this investigation supports the self-reported allegation of non compliance with standards or law, and a violation was documented on the violation notice issued to the program.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact Maria Soto at 571-835-5058 or

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-A
Description: Based on interviews, staff failed to interact with one another to provide needed help, comfort and support.

1.On the day of the incident 10/26/2023 at approximately 9:15am, there were 3 staff members (Staff #1, Staff #2 and Staff #3) in the Busy Bees classroom, and 10 children (2 years old) in attendance.
2.Staff #1 and Staff #2 engaged in an argument and began to yell at each other. Staff #3 was in the classroom and stood between the two teachers stating: "This is not the place to do this". The argument continued to escalate and the yelling continued for approximately 3 minutes.
3.Staff #4 heard the yelling from the hallway, they walked into the classroom and they pulled Staff #1 out of the classroom. Staff #4 stated: "I pulled Staff #1 out of the classroom to separate them, because they were getting louder and louder and their body language indicated that the were going to get into a physical fight. They were in each other's face."
4.Staff #4 stated: "At some point Staff #1 got away from me and entered the classroom to remove their purse, but once they entered the classroom they continued to yell at each other."
5.Staff #5 was called to assist with the incident. Staff #4 and Staff #5 proceeded to pull Staff #1 out of the classroom and asked Staff #3 to lock the classroom door.
6.When questioned about the children during the incident, Staff #3 stated: "Some of the children were aware of the incident. One child got upset, he was whining a little bit."

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.

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