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Martha Howard
4511 South 6th Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 470-8208

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: April 27, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-111 Administration
22VAC40-111 Personnel
22VAC40-111 Household Members
22VAC40-111 Physical Health of Caregivers and Household Members
22VAC40-111 Caregiver Training
22VAC40-111 Physical Environment and Equipment
22VAC40-111 Care of Children
22VAC40-111 Preventing the Spread of Disease
22VAC40-111 Medication Administration
22VAC40-111 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
63.2 Liability Insurance Disclosure
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
54.1-3408 Provider must be MAT certified to administer prescription medication.

Technical Assistance:
Although the kitchen is gated, if children go in there at any time, items must be child-proofed.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10 am - 12:15 pm. There were 7 children present (19 points) with the provider, three assistants and a special visitor who was doing art projects with the children. I observed children painting "hatching eggs and chicks;" reading stories; playing games; building with manipulative toys and involved in dramatic play. No children's medication was on site today. Outdoor areas were not inspected due to weather. The provider recently attended extensive Infant-toddler training and will be part of the 1,2,3 Toddler Network Literacy Program. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-730-D
Description: During today's inspection, household vitamin supplements were observed not to be locked as required. Evidence: Two bottles of vitamins were observed on a counter in the kitchen. Although there is a gate to the kitchen area, a child was observed in the area today.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-830-A
Description: A review of emergency drills and procedures today found that there were no fire drill evacuations practiced in March.

Plan of Correction: We will do two this week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-920
Description: A review of the posted menu today found that it did not meet the requirements for parents. Evidence: The menu was not dated or posted in a conspicuous place. It was found under another paper.

Plan of Correction: It is a cycle menu but we will work on it to find a way so it is dated and easy for parents to understand.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-120-B
Description: A review of staff records today found that one assistant did not have all required paperwork available. Evidence: Assistant # 2, who began work 9/15, did not have two written references available today. (This was previously cited 11/15.)

Plan of Correction: I will get written references.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-480-E
Description: During today's inspection, preschoolers had been using an art material that is considered a potential choking hazard. Evidence: Children had been pasting small "googly eyes" on their art projects.

Plan of Correction: We will find another way to put on "eyes."

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-530-B
Description: During today's inspection, an infant was observed to be sleeping in a crib that did not have a tight-fitting bottom cover as required. Evidence: The crib sheet was too large for the mattress.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. We will return the parent's sheet and ask them to bring a smaller one.


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.