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James L. and Juliette McNeil Preschool Academy
8543 Forest Place
Alexandria, VA 22309
(571) 480-4261

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: March 7, 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
8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations

A mandated renewal inspection was conducted on March 7, 2024 from approximately 10:20am-12:00pm. There were 86 children in care with 17 staff supervising. Children were observed playing outside, sitting in circle time, preparing to go outside and playing freely. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 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.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact Leah Pagala at 703-537-6757 or

Standard #: 22.1-289.036-A
Description: Based on record review, applicants did not undergo a background check every five years after the most recent search.

1) Board member 1 does has a fingerprint based criminal history record completed on 12/1/2018.
2) Board member 2 has a fingerprint based criminal history record check completed on 12/7/2018, a central registry search completed on 11/28/2018, and a sworn affidavit completed on 11/9/2018.

Plan of Correction: We will ensure all background checks are updated.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure a nonabsorbent surface for diapering or changing was used.

Evidence: In the toddler classroom, the diaper changing pad was covered with a terry cloth material.

Plan of Correction: Cover was removed at the time of inspection.


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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