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Abracadabra Child Development Center
700 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 548-7796

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Dec. 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
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

A renewal inspection was conducted today between 9:00am and 12:00pm. There were 66 children present, with 11 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. The children were observed playing outside, making ornaments, story time, playing with table toys, and getting ready for lunch. A total of 6 child records and 5 staff records were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program. Contact or call 703-268-3728 if you have any questions regarding this inspection

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on a review of staff records, not all staff obtained documentation of a tuberculosis (TB) test within 30 days prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: Going forward I will make sure the TB tests are not more than 30 days before their first day of employment. I misunderstood the standard.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-G
Description: Based on a review of children's records, the center did not meet the proof of child identity and age requirements.

Plan of Correction: I will get the proof of identity from the parent.

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

Plan of Correction: All chemicals were removed during the inspection. I will make sure all staff understand all chemicals need to inaccessible to the children.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-A
Description: Based on observation of the center, nonprescription drugs and over-the-counter skin products were not used in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Over-the-counter medications were kept beyond the expiration date of the product.

Plan of Correction: The staff will be retrained to check all topicals monthly to ensure they are not expired.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-C
Description: Based upon an observation of the center, diaper ointment or cream was not kept in a location inaccessible to children.

Plan of Correction: All staff will be retrained to ensure all topicals are in accessible to the children.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-P
Description: Based upon a review of records for children's serious and minor injuries, there was no documentation of future actions to prevent recurrence of the injury, or documentation of how the parent was notified.

Plan of Correction: We will begin immediately using the correct incident/accident report that includes all the required information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on an observation of the center, food containers from home were not clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Plan of Correction: Staff will be retrained to ensure all food brought from home is labeled with the current date and name.


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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