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Little Acorn Patch at Kingstowne
5801 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 822-0803

Current Inspector: Pamela Sneed (703) 479-4704

Inspection Date: Dec. 22, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following standard: medication.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today. Observed 93 children directly supervised by 15 staff members. Ratios and supervision were in compliance. A sample of 2 staff records, and 2 children's records were reviewed. The physical plant, medications, emergency supplies and procedures were also reviewed. The children were engaged in various activities, to include: circle time, reading, art projects, free play, hand washing, snack time, music class, and diapering. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with one of the school's administrator. If you have any questions regarding today's inspection, please contact Ana Dally at (703) 577-0270 or anailim.dally@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based upon observations made, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1) One bottle of hand sanitizer was on top of a cabinet near the sink in the older two's classroom. 2) One bottle of hand sanitizer was on top of the window sil in the two's classroom. 3) A total of two spray bottles containing bleach and water were in both of the two year old bathrooms on a hook.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based upon observations made, an electrical outlet did not have all the protective covers. Evidence: An electrical surge by the computer in the three's classroom was missing four protective covers.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based upon documentation and a review of medications, long-term prescription medication and over-the-counter medication did not have written authorization from the child's physician and parent. Evidence: 1) A long term emergency medication for Child A (EpiPen) did not have a written authorization from the child's parent. 2) An over-the-counter medication for Child B did not have a written authorization from the child's physician. The authorization on file is dated 10/13/2015, the medication has been on site for more than 10 work days.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on a review of medications, a medication was not labeled with the child's name. Evidence: An over-the-counter medication (Little Remedies Cough syrup) was not labeled with the child's name (Child C).

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

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.

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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