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Ada Lazo
1110 Burwick Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 435-4591

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: Nov. 6, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-111 Administration
22VAC40-111 Personnel
22VAC40-111 Household Members
22VAC40-111 Caregiver Training
22VAC40-111 Physical Environment and Equipment
22VAC40-111 Care of Children
22VAC40-111 Preventing the Spread of Disease
22VAC40-191 Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
63.2 Child abuse and neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs

Technical Assistance:
Discussed positive child guidance with provider.

An unannounced inspection was conducted today, November 6, 2019, in response to a complaint received by the Fairfax Licensing Office on October, 29, 2019 regarding supervision and discipline. During the inspection observations were made, interviews were conducted, video footage was viewed, and documentation was reviewed. A preponderance of the evidence supported the complaint and it is deemed to be valid. Violations will be found in the violation notice. Please direct questions regarding this inspection to Kara Wright at

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-520-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on video footage and provider statement, cribs were not provided for children from birth through 12 months of age.
1. Video footage shows Child 2 (Age 4 months) sleeping on a sofa. surrounded by pillows.

Plan of Correction: Provider has appropriate cribs for each child enrolled under 12 months of age.
1. No child will be allowed to sleep in any other space other than their assigned crib.
2. Provider will ensure no child in a crib has access to pillows or other potential hazards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-111-630-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on provider statement and video footage, caregivers did not use positive methods of discipline that was constructive in nature.
1. Video footage shows Adult 1 squatting on the floor so that she is eye level with a Child 1 (Age 4) seated in a chair.
2. Adult 1 is observed yelling at Child 1 who is observed to be crying.
3. Adult 1 stated that when Child 1 had recently bit another child in care she firmly pressed her index and middle finger into the child's closed lips and said "No!", "Don't bite!" and "No more!".

Plan of Correction: 1. Provider will not raise her voice at any child and will use redirection when needed. (11/6/2019).
2. Provider has requested additional technical assistance from Early Head Start Child Care Specialist to support children with difficult behaviors and on additional positive discipline strategies to use with redirection. (11/12 - 12/12/2019).
3. Provider has added more books on biting and positive behavior into curriculum with other children ( 11/7/2019).
4. Provider will participate in the webinar: "4 Easy Steps That WILL FLIP Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Program" by Rachel Wagner, offered by the (11/13/2019).


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.

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