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Childtime Learning Center - Huntington
2272 Huntington Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22303
(703) 960-3690

Current Inspector: Laura Lunceford (571) 835-5058

Inspection Date: May 13, 2024

Complaint Related: Yes

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.

An unannounced complaint investigation was conducted on May 13, 2024. The center's video recording was observed and staff interviews were conducted in response to a complaint alleging a staff member roughly handling a child. The preponderance of evidence support s the allegations and the complaint has been deemed valid. Areas of non compliance are identified on the Violation Notice. Repeat violations were found and are identified within this report.

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Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-4
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on video observation and staff interview, the staff to children ratio for 3 year olds up to school age was not maintained.
1. At approximately 12:00pm on 05/09/2024, the Pre-K classroom was observed having 15 children in care with one staff member supervising children. The staff to ratio for the Pre-K classroom is 1:10 ratio.
2.Staff #2 confirmed that the classroom was out of ratio for 15 minutes.

Plan of Correction: A staff meeting was held on 05/13/2024 with discussion of the importance of attendance, and teacher/child ratio. Moving forward, we will ensure all classrooms are in the correct ratio with management doing routine classroom attendance observations.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-400-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Repeat Violation

Based on video observation, behavioral guidance was not constructive in nature, age and stage appropriate, and intended to redirect children in appropriate behaviors.
1. On 05/09/2024 at approximately 12:00pm, Child #1(4 years old) is observed in the block of the classroom after lunch. Staff #1 is observed grabbing Child #1'sleft arm and roughly placing them into chair. Child #1 gets up from their chair. Staff #1 is observed grabbing Child #1's arm, picking them up by their wrist, and roughly placing them into a chair.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 is no longer an employee of Childtime Learning Center. A meeting with staff, discussion of appropriate handling of children, how to redirect children to explore other areas of the classroom when challenging behaviors arise.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-410-1
Complaint related: No
Description: Repeat Violation

Based on video observation, staff used the forbidden action of roughly handling children in care.
1. At approximately 12:00pm on 05/09/2024, Staff #1 was observed sweeping the floor after lunchtime. Child #1(4 years old) is observed in the block area of the classroom. Staff #1 pulls Child #1's arm and places them into a chair. Child #1 is observed getting up from the chair and walking over to the wall area near the block area. Staff #1 is observed grabbing Child #1's left arm and guiding him towards a chair. Staff #1 is observed picking Child #1 up by the wrist and forcing them into a chair.

Plan of Correction: Staff were given 3 hour required training to refresh health/safety policies, challenging behaviors, and proper redirection of children.


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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