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Aspire! Afterschool Learning
1306 S. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 379-6488

Current Inspector: Afryea Deas (571) 835-0599

Inspection Date: March 1, 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 (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on behavior management and length of circle time, checking space for teacher supplies prior to the arrival of AS children and care plans for children with diagnosed food allergies.

An unannounced monitoring visit was conducted for the after school program. Thirteen school-age children were present with two staff which is within ratios for supervision. The program is located in the trailer at the local elementary school. Observed the end of circle time and snack, transition to the restroom inside the school building, assessment for tutoring and read aloud time by a staff member. Reviewed staff trainings, emergency preparation, medication procedures (none on-site), physical space and activities. 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. Please be aware that the plan of correction must be provided within 5 business days of receipt of the inspection notes if you want it displayed on the website. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Ann Dramstad, Licensing Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A-8
Description: Based on record review and staff statement, a child with a diagnosed food allergy did not have a care plan with instructions from a physician regarding the foods the child is allergic to and the steps to take in case of an exposure.
Child #1 has diagnosed nut allergies and has no written care plan on-site.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, cleaning materials were not kept in a locked cabinet using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
2 containers of bleach wipes were on a bookcase and behind the desk.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-B
Description: Based on review of the written emergency plan, the establishment of an emergency and back up emergency officer with 24 hour phone numbers was not included in the plan.
No names and phone numbers were designated for the emergency officers.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-G
Description: Based on record review, documentation of emergency drills was not maintained for 2 months.
Drills were not listed for January and February 2024.

Plan of Correction: The site staff confirmed dates the drills were conducted and added them to the log.


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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