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Anita Owusu
3852 Manzanita Place
Building C
Alexandria, VA 22309
(571) 218-6153

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Oct. 12, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
VENDHOM-000 Administration
VENDHOM-000 Caregiver Qualifications and Training
VENDHOM-000 Physical Plant
VENDHOM-000 Caregivers and Supervision
VENDHOM-000 Programs
VENDHOM-000 Special Care Provisions & Emergencies
VENDHOM-000 Special Services

Technical Assistance:
1. Discussed areas with clothing and household supplies stacked and stored throughout the home. 2. Recommended toys be age appropriate and accessible to the children.

Comments:
3:35-5:45pm Conducted an unannounced annual subsidy inspection. Observed 3 children + 1 child that lives in the home = 8 points with the vendor/provider. Other household members and teenagers were in/out of the home. Children were observed walking around, playing with stuffed animals, a rubber steering wheel cover, and 4 toys that were put out later in the inspection, eating snack, and watching Fresh Prince of Belair on BET.

Violations:
Standard #: VENDHOM-000-005-B
Description: Based on interview conducted, it was determined that there is not a written hard copy record of daily attendance that documents the arrival and departure of each child in care as it occurs. Evidence: The vendor/provider said she has not been keeping written attendance.

Plan of Correction: I called for a form and I will do it.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-006-B
Description: Based on records reviewed, it was determined that 3 of 3 children's records did not include required information. Evidence: 1. Child #1 - No name, home/work address + phone number for one parent, and work address + phone number for second parent; name, address, + phone number for emergency contact person; written authorization for emergency medical care; names of individuals authorized to pick-up the child; written ill-child statement; written permission to transport child in car. 2. Child #2 - No name, home/work address + phone number for one parent, and work address + phone number for second parent; name, address, + phone number for emergency contact person; written authorization for emergency medical care; names of individuals authorized to pick-up the child; written ill-child statement; written permission to transport child in car. 3. Child #3 - No name, home/work address + phone number for one parent, and work address + phone number for second parent; name, address, + phone number for emergency contact person; written authorization for emergency medical care; names of individuals authorized to pick-up the child; written ill-child statement; written permission to transport child in car.

Plan of Correction: I will ask OFC to help me with forms and have parents fill them out for all children.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-012-B
Description: Based on interview conducted, it was determined that there was no documentation of the vendor/provider compelting the Virginia Pre-Service Training. Evidence: The vendor/provider was not sure which training this was and there was no training certificate available for review.

Plan of Correction: I will ask OFC to help me.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-013-A
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that areas of the home were not maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: 1. Walls and baseboards in the main daycare areas, hall, and bathroom were dirty with black marks, grime, crayon. Paint was chipping on corners and baseboards. Drywall was broken/missing which exposed the metal studs. 2. There was a large pile of clothing, household items, and plastic garbage bags filled with the same items in the floor of the main daycare area. 3. The carpet in the main daycare areas were stained and brownish along the edges. 4. There were 2 5-gallon open top buckets of water and bed sheets sitting on the floor in the bathroom used by the children.

Plan of Correction: I told the rental office and they won't do anything about the paint and carpet. I will cover the carpet with more rugs/carpet. The pile of clothing was cleaned up and stacked better during the inspection. Buckets will not be accessible to children.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-013-C-2
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that electrical outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: There were 2 outlets in the bathroom, 1 outlet by the front door, and 4 outlets in a power strip by the subsidy machine that were not covered.

Plan of Correction: Outlets will be covered.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-014-A
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that potentially poisonous substances were not stored in an area inaccessible to the children. Evidence: A can of air freshener was on the back of the toilet, and a jar of mouthwash on the sink counter.

Plan of Correction: Items were moved out of reach during the inspection.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-023-H-1
Description: Based on observations made and interview conducted, it was determined that the portable crib does not meet current safety standards. Evidence: The crib had no date of manufacture and the vendor/provider said she had no papers for the crib.

Plan of Correction: I will only use it for my baby.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-026-E-3
Description: Based on interview conducted, it was determined that the diaper changing surface is not cleaned with soap and water, and then sanitized with bleach and water. Evidence: The vendor/provider said she sprays the pad with disinfectant.

Plan of Correction: The mommy said she does not want me to use bleach so I don't know what to do. I will tell mommy what you said.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-028-B
Description: Based on interview conducted, it was determined that the first aid kit did not include required supplies. Evidence: The vendor/provider said she does not have tweezers, first aid tape, or a digital thermometer.

Plan of Correction: I will buy.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-029-A
Description: Based on interview conducted, it was determined that there was not a written emergency preparedness plan for evacuation, relocation, lockdown, and shelter-in-place procedures. Evidence: The vendor/provider said that she does not have a written plan.

Plan of Correction: I will ask OFC to help me.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-029-C
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures/maps were not posted. Evidence: The map posted was of the layout of the apartment, but did not include paths to evacuate or where to shelter.

Plan of Correction: I will ask OFC to help me.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-029-D
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that the regional poison control phone number was not posted. Evidence: The vendor/provider was not sure what this was, and nothing was observed posted.

Plan of Correction: The inspector gave the vendor/provider a poison control sticker.

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-030-B
Description: Based on records reviewed, it was determined that a written record of monthly emergency evacuation drills has not been maintained. Evidence: The last recorded drill was 4/16/17.

Plan of Correction: I will write down drills

Standard #: VENDHOM-000-031-F
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that food was not served in a clean and sanitary manner. Evidence: The vendor/provider served food from one bowl to two children, and used her fingers as the serving utensil for both. The children were being served at the same time.

Plan of Correction: Each child will have their own bowl and spoon.

Disclaimer:

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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