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Maria Araujo
3221 Hallran Road
Falls church, VA 22041
(703) 577-9119

Current Inspector: Maria Robles-Lopez (703) 397-3827

Inspection Date: April 11, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-111 Administration
22VAC40-111 Personnel
22VAC40-111 Caregiver Training
22VAC40-111 Physical Environment and Equipment
22VAC40-111 Care of Children
22VAC40-111 Preventing the Spread of Disease
22VAC40-111 Nutrition
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures

Comments:
A complaint investigation was initiated on April 11, 2019 regarding allegations of ratios, diapering practices, safe sleep, discipline, and business practices. Interviews were conducted, and documentation was reviewed. There was not a preponderance of evidence to support the allegations regarding ratio, safe sleep or discipline; however, the complaint was deemed valid with regard to diapering practices, and business practices. The complaint related violations and non-related violations are identified in the Violation Notice. Should you have any questions regarding this investigation, please contact Georganne Buccine (georganne.buccine@dss.virginia.gov)

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-111-920
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation and interview with Provider, when meals or snacks are provided by the family day home, the menu for the current one-week period is not given to parents or posted or placed in an area accessible to parents. Evidence: Provider stated she does not give menus to parents. The menu posted by the front door was not for the current week (4/1-4/5).

Plan of Correction: The printer is fixed and the menus will be posted

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-120-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interview with Provider, Staff did not have a record for each caregiver. Evidence: Staff#4, who started work on April 1st, did not have any required documentation or file available for review.

Plan of Correction: She is no longer with us

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-340-C
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the bathroom used for care did not contain a sufficient amount of paper towels. Evidence: Staff#2 was observed using the last paper towel on 6 children.

Plan of Correction: Already spoke about the policy

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-540-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, infant walkers were being used by children. Evidence: Inspectors observed Child#1 in a walker.

Plan of Correction: Removed from the scene

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-680-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, caregivers did not wash their hands after contact with bodily fluids, or before feeding children. Evidence: After changing a child's diaper, Provider was observed feeding Child#1 without washing her hands.

Plan of Correction: I want to make sure every time we change diapers we wash hands

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-690-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, a child was left unattended on a changing table during diapering. Evidence: While changing a child, the Provider was observed turning and stepping away from the diaper changing station to check the monitor behind her and then stepping back.

Plan of Correction: I moved the trash can closer

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-690-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews and observation, when a child's diaper becomes wet or soiled, the child isn't be cleaned and changed immediately. Evidence: 1. The Inspectors arrived at 11:30am and left at 2:00 pm. Only 2 children were observed being changed during this inspection. Children were observed having lunch and being put down for nap without a diaper change. 2. Staff#2 stated they changed all 7 children after breakfast (approximately 8:30-9:00). Provider stated the children would be changed when they woke up from nap (approximately 2:30-3:00) Provider also stated they only change children 1-2 times a day.

Plan of Correction: We will start using the daily sheets for all children in diapers

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interview with Provider, Staff were employed without the person's completed sworn statement or affirmation. Evidence: Staff#4, who started work on April 1st, did not have a signed sworn statement.

Plan of Correction: She is no longer with us

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-2
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interview with Provider, Staff did not submit to the nation wide fingerprint background check prior to the first day of employment. Evidence: Staff#4, who started work on April 1st, did not submit information for the nationwide fingerprint background check.

Plan of Correction: She is no longer with us

Disclaimer:

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.

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