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Chesterbrook Academy #811
46120 Woodshire Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 444-6161

Current Inspector: Lisa Hudson (571) 389-2459

Inspection Date: March 25, 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:
Discussed the importance of removing staples after artwork is removed from areas accessible to children in care.

As discussed, an annual lock down drill must include all staff and children.

Discussed the center's annual training sessions and methods to ensure that all staff who are unable to attend the personal develop day obtains the required 16 hours of training each year.

An unannounced Monitoring inspection was conducted today. A total of 83 children with 16 staff were observed. A total of 7 classrooms were occupied today. All 7 rooms were observed. A planned event was underway on the playground. The children were engaged in a color run event. Staff were observed strategically placed on the playground to ensure adequate supervision was maintained. Observation of transitions from the playground into the classrooms was made. The staff were observed conducting "face to name" procedures to ensure that all children were accounted for. Handwashing and diapering procedures were observed as the children prepared for lunch. In the infant room, staff were observed bottle feeding, sitting by low high chairs while some infants ate lunch. The food was cut up in small pieces by staff. The classrooms were decorated with art projects and lesson plan activities such as handprint clovers and "The Tiny Seed" artwork. In the PreK class sounds of the week were on the lesson board and a lesson on the Festival of Colors was on display. Lunch today was chicken, green beans, fruit cocktail and buns. A total of 6 children's files, all medication authorizations and allergy plans, and a total of 5 staff files were reviewed. The previous violations from the last inspection were reviewed and the corrective actions were verified. Some violations were found today. Please address a corrective action for each. This inspection occurred between 10:30am and 1:30pm. Thank you for your cooperation today. Please email me at: with any questions.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, one area of the building was not maintained in a safe condition.
Staples were found exposed on a bulletin board which was accessible to children in the Beginner B classroom.

Plan of Correction: Staples were removed from the board right away. Moving forward we will make sure the areas are safe.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-440-B
Description: Based on observation of the classrooms, cots were not identified for use for each child.
Cots located in classrooms were not maintained in a manner that identified each cot for a specific child.

Plan of Correction: Cots were labeled and identified by names and numbers.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-F
Description: Based on a review of the center's emergency drills, one drill was not completed.
The center failed to conduct an annual lock down drill.

Plan of Correction: Lockdown drill will be conducted by the end of the week. Personnel will be conducted several times during the year.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-N
Description: Based on observation of one classroom, food was stored in an unsanitary manner.
A carton of milk was sitting on the counter of the Beginner B classroom and not refrigerated for an undetermined length of time.

Plan of Correction: Milk was found and thrown away right away. Moving forward all parties will either put back in fridge right away or dispose of.


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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