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Word Performance Church
17902 S. Main Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
(571) 931-6380

VDSS Contact: Shawanda Henderson (540) 216-1434

Inspection Date: July 14, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22.1-289.03 Religious Exempt Code
22.1-289.036 Background check

An unannounced Code Compliance inspection was conducted with the director and one staff member on July 14, 2022 beginning at 7:35 AM and ending at 9:34 AM. There were seven children, ages 2 through 8 years old, in care during the inspection. The children were observed playing with age-appropriate toys and interacting with staff. Five children's records were in compliance with subsidy requirements. Five staff records were reviewed. There were no medications on site to be reviewed. The most recent health inspection was dated 6/15/22. The most recent fire inspection was dated 6/30/22.

If there are any questions regarding this inspection, contact Shawanda Henderson at 540-216-1434 or

Standard #: 22.1-289.031-B-2
Description: Based on observation, center staff failed to provide appropriate supervision of all children in care, including daily intake and dismissal procedures to ensure safety of children. Evidence: At approximately 7:40 AM and several times during the beginning of the inspection, seven children were intermittently left unsupervised a classroom while the staff answered the door and signed children into the center.

Plan of Correction: The facility usually has enough staff to provide appropriate supervision. The facility will ensure that more than on staff is present to open the facility.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the facility did not obtain fingerprint background checks for all staff prior to their first day of employment. Evidence: Staff 1 and 3 did not have documentation of a finger printing background check in their staff records.

Plan of Correction: The facility will obtained finger print background checks for this staff and will print a copy of the results and placed them in the staff's record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-40-D-2
Description: Based on review of documentation, it was determined that the facility did not obtain a signed sworn statement or affirmation and central registry background check for all staff. Evidence: Staff 2 (start date 9/2021) did not have documentation of a sworn statement /affirmation and central registry check in their record.

Plan of Correction: The staff will complete a sworn statement/affirmation form and central registry background check and a copy will be placed in the staff's record.


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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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