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La Petite Academy-Ashburn
20110 Ashburn Village Boulevard
Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 729-0500

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

Inspection Date: Nov. 16, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following with the director: -correcting violations within the "date to be corrected" -documentation needed when a medication is no longer needed for a child

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was initiated today at 2:15pm in response to a self-reported incident. On October 7th, a child was able to obtain and ingest a Steraline tablet (used for sterilizing surfaces). See violation notice for more information. Monitoring inspection- Today, there were 54 children under the supervision of 9 teachers. The physical plant, 5 staff files, 4 children's files, fire and health inspections, children's activities, medications, emergency procedures, drills and supplies were inspected today. During the inspection, children were observed being fed (infants), taking naps, reading books, coloring, enjoying free play, listening to music, eating goldfish crackers with apple juice (PM snack) and interacting with the staff in a positive and constructive manner. For lunch, the children were served chicken teriyaki, rice, peas & carrots, oranges and milk. Should you have any questions, please contact me at mary.wizbicki@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 479-4707.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on file review, 1 out of 4 children's files does not have documentation of a physical examination within one month of attendance. Evidence 1. Child #4 began care on 5/4/15. There is no physical on file.

Plan of Correction: The director will ask the parents for this.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on file review, the center failed to obtain additional TB test/screenings for staff every two years. Evidence 1. Staff #4 has a TB test/screening on file which was last completed on 11/7/12. 2. Staff #2 has a TB test/screening on file which was last completed on 9/8/13. 3. Staff #1 has a TB test/screening on file which was last completed on 8/22/08.

Plan of Correction: These staff will bring a completed TB test to keep in file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-210-A
Description: Based on file review, 1 out of 5 staff files does not have documentation to support that she is qualified to be a Lead teacher. Evidence 1. Staff #5 has documentation of a high school degree. However, there is no other documentation on file which qualifies her to be a Lead teacher.

Plan of Correction: The director will contact staff #5 to obtain this.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on documentation review and interview, staff were unable to ensure the care and protection of all children while in care. Evidence 1. On 10/7/15, at approximately 5pm, child #1 was able to obtain a bag of Steramine tablets and ate one of them. These tablets were kept in a clear bag in a cabinet under the sink. These tablets are used to sanitize food contact surfaces and toys. The 7 children in care, had just returned to the classroom from playing outside. Staff #6 did not see the child obtain the bag until after he had ingested one of them. The child then threw up. Staff #1 contacted the director, who called poison control. They were instructed to have the child drink as much water as possible. The director also contacted the parents.

Plan of Correction: The chemicals were moved to a cabinet outside of the children's reach. The staff were reminded to keep all hazardous substances in a locked cabinet and to supervise the children at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: Based on file review 1 out of 5 staff files does not have background checks completed before three years since the last checks were completed. Evidence 1. Staff #1's most recent completed criminal history record check was last completed on 10/11/12.

Plan of Correction: This will be completed again.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observations, the findings of the most recent inspection of the center was not clearly visible by the public entrance. Evidence 1. The Violation Notice from the inspection completed on 9/15/15 was placed in a window frame. This was not clearly visible due to a plant being placed directly in front of it.

Plan of Correction: The LI reminded the staff during the inspection on 9/15, that this must be clearly visible.

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.

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