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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: Oct. 9, 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 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 background checks, children's records, annual trainings and the wooden rock climber on the playground and shelter in place drills.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 10:20am to 12:40pm. There were 7 children (16 points) present with 3 caregivers. The children were observed eating morning snack that included mandarin oranges and popcorn. The children were also observed playing outside and enjoying fall related activities. The lunch menu included chicken nuggets, veggie chips, strawberries, blueberries and milk. Children were observed washing hands before lunch. Emergency drill records were current. There were no medications on site and the first aid kit was reviewed. A complete walk through of the family day home was conducted. 3 staff and 3 household member records were reviewed. Areas of non compliance are listed in the violation notice. For any questions regarding this inspection please contact me at 571-835-4718 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-900-A
Description: Based on observation, children under the age of 4 were served popcorn for snack. Evidence: 6 out of 7 children under the age of four were observed eating popcorn for morning snack.

Plan of Correction: I did not know that popcorn could not be served. I will not serve it anymore.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-320-G
Description: Based on staff interview, provider did not get an annual inspection for a wood burning stove and fireplace. Evidence: Upon request of annual inspections for one wood burning stove and one wood burning fireplace, caregiver # 1 stated that the inspections had not been done.

Plan of Correction: I will get the inspections done.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, employees at the family day home did not obtain fingerprinting results by 9/30/18. Evidence: 1. Caregiver # 2's record did not have fingerprint results for review. 2. Caregiver # 1 stated that Caregiver # 2 did not have two forms of identification that were required for fingerprinting, due to which she could not get the fingerprinting process done. 3. Caregiver # 1 stated that she had identification documents from her country. Caregiver # 1 also stated that Caregiver # 2 now has identification documents that can be used for fingerprinting. 4. Caregiver # 1 did not obtain fingerprint results for Caregiver # 3 by 9/30/18. Caregiver # 1 stated that Caregiver # 3's criminal record check dated 12/17/17 had returned with a record from 2011. Caregiver # 3 was fingerprinted at that time by the state police. 5. Review of the record indicated that it was not a barrier crime. Caregiver # 1 stated that she consulted with her lawyer who suggested that because Caregiver # 3 was fingerprinted in 2011, the results would be the same. Caregiver # 3 did not get fingerprints done by the state approved agency.

Plan of Correction: I will schedule appointments and send them to get fingerprinting done.

Standard #: 63.2-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, provider did not obtain fingerprinting results for an adult household member. Evidence: Fingerprint results for Household member # 1 were not obtained.

Plan of Correction: I will make an appointment for household member # 1 to get fingerprint results.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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