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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: Nov. 1, 2017

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 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

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with provider the need for improved record keeping of staff and children's records, discusses background checks.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted between 10:20am through 1:30pm. There were 8 children in care. The caregivers were engaged in free play with the children. Outside play, nap time, TV time, lunch (chicken nuggets, soup, fruit and milk) were observed. Provider has a sufficient supply of art/craft items, toys and books for the children. Staff/children and household member's records were reviewed. Areas of non compliance are discussed in the violation notice. For any further questions about this inspection, please contact me at 571-835-4718 or e-mail at

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-800-B
Description: Based on record review, the family day home's emergency preparedness plan was not updated annually. Evidence: The last date of annual update for the provider's emergency preparedness plan was 4/21/15. No annual updates were completed since the last one.

Plan of Correction: The plan will be updated this week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-830-A
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, the emergency evacuation procedures was not practiced monthly. Evidence: A fire drill for September was not conducted.

Plan of Correction: I will practice monthly fire drills and document on the log.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-960-E
Description: Based on observation, infant bottles were not labeled and dated. Evidence: 1. 1 milk bottle for Child # 1 was not labeled with child's name. 2. 1 milk bottle for Child # 2 was labeled with the child's name, and the bottle was also not dated.

Plan of Correction: We will start to label and date the bottles.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-60-A
Description: Based on staff interview, the provider did not maintain an up-to-date record at the family day home for each enrolled child. Evidence: When Licensing Inspector requested to see Child # 2's records, provider could not find the records. Child # 1's start date is September 2017. Provider stated that she had the parents complete the forms but could not find them during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: I will check with the parents and if paperwork is not found, we will redo all the forms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-60-B
Description: Based on record review, children's records did not contain all required documentation. Evidence: 1. The medication policy was missing from Child # 1's file. 2. The first day of attendance and annual update of child's records was not obtained for Child # 3's file. 3. The annual update for Child # 4's file was not completed. The last date of Child # 4's annual update was 10/3/2016. 4. The medication policy, emergency plan and liability insurance declaration was missing from Child # 5's file.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain all missing information from the parents and update records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-180-A
Description: Based on records review, the provider did not maintain updated tuberculosis (TB) screening for staff and household members. Evidence: 1. Date of last TB screening for Staff # 1 was October 2015. 2. Date of last TB screening for Household Member # 1 was 10/19/15.

Plan of Correction: We will get updated TB screenings.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-230-A
Description: Based on record review, written documentation of staff orientation was not completed for staff. Evidence: Staff orientation for Staff # 3 was not completed and written documentation was not maintained in the staff's file. Staff # 3's hire date was 9/18/17.

Plan of Correction: I will conduct the orientation and complete the orientation record and put in staff file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-240-A
Description: Based on observation, area of the family day home, inside and outside, was not maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition. Evidence: The slide to an outdoor play equipment had a large crack at the top of the slide, posing an injury hazard for the children.

Plan of Correction: We will replace the slide and create a climbing ramp for the children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-460-D
Description: Based on records review and staff interview, provider did not maintain documentation of current rabies vaccination. Evidence: 1. The rabies vaccination for provider's cat was last administered on 6/15/16 2. No documentation of the rabies vaccination for provider's dog could be found during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The vaccination will be completed for the cat. We will find the vaccination record for the dog.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-690-D
Description: Based on observation, the diapering surface was absorbent. Evidence: Two diaper changing pads used for diaper changing were ripped, exposing the foam from the inside, making the surface absorbent.

Plan of Correction: I will get new diaper changing pads.


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