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Common Ground Child Care Center
1700 Wainwright Drive
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 437-8226

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: Nov. 2, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
The licensing inspector spoke with the acting director, office manager, and board president about adjusting the location of certain play structures on the outside playground. Wall paint maintenance was also discussed, that it could become a licensing violation if children are able to peel the paint off with their hands.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on November 2nd 2015 between 12:45pm and 3:30pm. There were 39 children in the direct care of 9 staff members. Ratios were maintained throughout the visit. Children were observed napping, washing hands, using the rest room, and reading if they woke early during nap time. Staff were engaged with the children that were waking and guiding them to use the rest room and to read until others woke up. The rooms were neat and organized with children's art work displayed on the classroom walls. A sampling of children's and staff records, the physical space, staff supervision, evacuation drills, and first aid kits were reviewed and inspected. If you have any questions please contact me at 703-554-4995 or at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain hazardous substances in locked places using a safe locking method. Evidence: In the younger infant room, a bleach - water solution was not located in the changing area which then requires the solution to be locked up. In the other infants room. a bleach- water solution was located on the top of a refrigerator.

Plan of Correction: The staff will be instructed on safe storage and locking of hazardous materials, including the bleach-water solution used in the younger and older infant rooms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain that all electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: In the 3, 4, and 5 year old rooms, 3 electrical outlets were left uncapped.

Plan of Correction: The staff will be instructed to check that all outlets are covered daily

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on observation, monthly evacuation drills have not been documented. Evidence: There was no documentation of a drill being conducted between July of 2015 and September of 2015.

Plan of Correction: The interim director is working with the Board of Trustees to ensure that evacuation drills are being documented appropriately

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on record review, 2 of 3 staff did not have current background checks before three years since the dates of the last sworn statement, or most recent central registry finding Evidence: Staff #2 sworn statement was last completed on 5/13/2010. Staff #3 sworn statement was last completed on 7/18/2012 and last Central Registry check was received on 4/17/2012.

Plan of Correction: Background checks are currently being renewed and, in the future, renewals will be initiated further in advance of the expiration date.


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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.


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