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Maria Giraldez
20866 Derrydale Square
Sterling, VA 20165
(703) 987-6037

Current Inspector: Shahana Green (571) 423-6735

Inspection Date: Oct. 13, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-800 Administration
8VAC20-800 Physical Equipment and Environment
8VAC20-800 Care of Children

An unannounced inspection was conducted today between 11am and 11:45am. There were 11 children present with 2 assistant caregivers. The provider arrived at the family day home approximately 20 minutes after the start of the inspection. Inspectors discussed a second family day home that the provider has opened in a separate house. Violations were found during today?s inspection and can be viewed on the Violation Notice.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at whitney.mcgrath@

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-30-A
Description: Based on observation, the provider did not ensure compliance with the terms of the current license issued by the department and with relevant federal, state or local laws.
Evidence: The provider currently has a maximum capacity of 10 children at any one time. During today?s inspection, 11 children were observed in care.

Plan of Correction: child part-time is no longer. Total attended 10 child.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-30-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, the provider was not of good character and reputation.
Evidence: On 10/13/2022, an investigation of an illegal operation was initiated at 33 Dulany Lane in Sterling, Virginia. It was observed that 9 children were in attendance with 2 caregivers, and the program was operating without a state license.
The provider stated that they resided in the home and that they were unaware that they needed a state license to take care of more than 4 children.
The provider later stated that they did not reside in the home, and that they were aware that they needed a state license to operate. The provider confirmed that they resided at 20866 Derrydale Square in Sterling, Virginia and they owned two homes; one that had a state license and one that did not.
The provider later apologized for being dishonest; however, an opportunity to purchase the second home had presented itself, and they decided to offer care to additional children and operate illegally.

Plan of Correction: [Household member] began to apply for the state license for that address.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-50-A
Description: Based on interview, the family day home does not keep a written record of children in attendance each day.
Evidence: When asked to view the daily attendance, the provider stated that she does not take attendance daily.

Plan of Correction: Attendance record is update everyday.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-570-A
Description: Based on observation and interview, the provider did not ensure that each caregiver did not exceed 16 points.
1. There were 8 children observed between birth-15 months of age (4 points/child = 32 points)
2. There were 3 children observed between (16 months-23 months of age (3 points/child = 9 points)
3. Two caregivers were in the family day home with 41 points for approximately 1 hour during today?s investigation.

Plan of Correction: Now provider and 2 assistant are hours of operation.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility was not posted.
Evidence: The inspection that is posted in the family day home is dated 11/29/2021. The provider?s most recent inspection was on 5/16/2022.

Plan of Correction: Now is posted on the board.


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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