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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 18, 2018

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 Emergencies
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-111 Transportation
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Liability Insurance Disclosure
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on the new background requirements for finger printing, a revised Sworn Statement (SDS) for new staff hired after 7/1/2017 and requesting out-of-state Central Registry checks for staff who have lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. The model SDS form is online at VA DSS as well as a link to the Adam Walsh site to assist with out-of-state central registry forms. VA DSS will be paying for initial child care finger print checks until 9/30/2018. Each facility must establish a point of contact with VA DSS. All questions regarding facility codes should be directed to OBI at 804-726-7884. Eligibility letters will be sent out by e-mail and staff may not be hired until the completed letter is received. Please read, review, and respond to all correspondences regarding the fingerprint roll out. Discussed transportation requirements for children.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 12:20 pm through 2:10pm. There were 9 children (23 points) with 3 caregivers. A total of 6 children's files and 5 staff/household member's files were reviewed. The children were observed returning from outside play, eating lunch, hand washing, eating lunch and preparing for nap time. Lunch included sausage, rice with beans, strawberries, tortilla chips and milk. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at or 571-835-4718.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-980-A
Description: Based on observation and record review, family day home did not obtain written parental permission to transport children off premises. Evidence: 1. Staff # 1 had to leave to pick up Child # 1 and Child # 2 from their respective preschools. 2. Child # 1 and Child # 2's records did not have written parental permission to authorize the family day home to transport the children.

Plan of Correction: I will have the parents complete the forms and add to the files.

Standard #: 63.2-1721.1-A
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, family day home did not obtain the fingerprinting results for an adult household member. Evidence: 1. Household member # 1 has been residing in the house for approximately over a month. 2. Household member # 1 was observed interacting with the children during the inspection. 3. There was no record of fingerprinting results obtained for household member # 1. 4. Staff # 1 stated that household member # 1 will be residing at the family day home and occasionally helps out with the program's activities.

Plan of Correction: I will set up the appointment for household member to get fingerprinting done.


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.