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Emebet Teferi
4600 Picot Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 896-2625

Current Inspector: Sheila F Nelson (804) 629-7489

Inspection Date: July 17, 2023

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-800 Administration
8VAC20-800 Personnel
8VAC20-800 Household Members
8VAC20-800 Physical Health of Caregivers and Household members
8VAC20-800 Caregiver Training
8VAC20-800 Physical Equipment and Environment
8VAC20-800 Care of Children
8VAC20-800 Preventing the Spread of Disease
8VAC20-800 Medication Administration
8VAC20-800 Emergencies
8VAC20-800 Nutrition
8VAC20-800 Transportation
8VAC20-770 Background Checks
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
54.1 Provider must be MAT certified to administer prescription medication.
?63.2 Child abuse and neglect

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on July 17, 2023 between 2:50pm and 4:05pm. There were 3 children present with two (2) caregivers supervising for a total of 8 points within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed sleeping, and eating snack. Positive interactions were observed during this inspection. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas administration, physical plant, evacuation drill logs, attendance records, cribs, child and caregiver records, and emergency procedures. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, contact sheila.nelson@

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sheila Nelson
License Inspector
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the provider failed to update the central registry check every five (5) years.
1. The record for Caregiver #1 did not have documentation of an updated central registry check. The central registry on file expired 04/09/2023.
2. The provider acknowledged the central registry expired on 04/09/2023.

Plan of Correction: I mailed the form on 5/31/23. I will follow up today.
The Provider sent an email requesting status on the results during the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-780-B
Description: Based on review of five (5) children's records, it was determined the provider did not review the parent the emergency contact information to ensure the information is correct and obtain the parent's signed acknowledgement of the review.
1. Child #2 date of enrollment was 05/02/22 and there was no annual review documented.
2. Child #3 date of enrollment was 02/14/22 and there was no annual review documented.

Plan of Correction: I will have the parents review the information today. Violation was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-100-A
Description: Based on review of five (5) children's records, the provider failed to obtain documentation of a physical examination by or under the directions of a physician prior to a child's attendance or within 30 days after the first day of attendance.
1. The record of Child #4 did not have documentation of a physical within 30 days after the first day of attendance. First day of attendance was 02/07/2023

Plan of Correction: I will call the parents and tell them I must have the physical.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-60-B
Description: Based on review of five (5) children's records, the provider failed to obtain all required documents for each child's records.
1. The records for Child #3 and #4 did not contain documentation of the phone number of each custodian parent's place of employment.
2. The record for Child #4 did not contain documentation of the addresses of two designated persons to contact in case of an emergency, if the parent's cannot be contacted.

Plan of Correction: I will have he parents give me the information today at pick-up.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-280
Description: Based on observation, potentially poisonous materials and supplies such as, but not limited to, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, and deodorizers were accessible to children.
Evidence: There was Ajax, Clorox Cleaner, liquid hand soap, and Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt stored inside the bathroom cabinet that was accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: I will move them to the storage room. Violation was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-800-340-C
Description: Based on observation, the bathroom did not contain paper towels.
Evidence: There were no paper towels available to use.

Plan of Correction: I will put paper towels in the bathroom.


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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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