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Great Beginnings Early Learning Center
618 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 224-2599

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: Sept. 18, 2015

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

On September 18th 2015 a combined complaint and monitoring visit was conducted. Based upon the preponderance of evidence the allegation of Building Maintenance is deemed not valid. An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted beginning at 8:30am and concluding at 10:00AM. There were 31 children in the direct care of 9 staff members. The center is organized and has plenty of supplies for children to use. Children were observed being fed, changed, having hands washed, having circle time, reading books, and coloring. Staff are attentive and engaged with the children and their activities. Staff records, children's records, physical space, If you have any questions please contact me at 703-554-4995 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, a hazardous substance was not locked. Evidence: In the penguins room a air freshener spray was not locked and was placed on a shelf above the sink area.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.


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