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Children's Int'l School -Alexandria
25 South Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 751-7266

Current Inspector: Sheila F Nelson (804) 629-7489

Inspection Date: Jan. 22, 2024

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

An unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place on January 22, 2024, between the hours of 10:00am and 11:50am. There were four (4) classrooms observed with a total of 38 children present with 8 staff supervising within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed playing with various manipulatives, painting, music, toileting, handwashing and eating lunch. A complete inspection of the physical plant, children and staff records, evacuation logs, medication, required posted documents, first aid kit, and emergency procedures were observed during this inspection. Violations were found during today?s inspection and can be viewed on the Violation Notice.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Thank you for your cooperation during the inspection.

Sheila Nelson
License Inspector
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the staff did not wash their hands with soap and running water before and after helping a child use the toilet.
Evidence: Staff # 5 did not wash their hands before and after helping children use the toilet.

Plan of Correction: I will retrain my staff again on proper handwashing procedures.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-E
Description: Based on record review, shelter in place procedures were not practiced a minimum of twice a year.
Evidence: There was one documentation of a shelter-in-place procedure on 9/29/23.

Plan of Correction: I will ensure we practice shelter in place procedures twice a year.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-F
Description: Based on record review and interview, lockdown procedures were not practiced at least annually.
Evidence: 1. No documentation for a lockdown procedure practiced.
2. The center director acknowledged there was not a separate lockdown procedure practiced.

Plan of Correction: I will ensure we practice lockdown procedures annually.


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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