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Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 892-3878

Current Inspector: Anansa Archer-Hicks (703) 268-3295

Inspection Date: April 8, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
**Discussed with the director that there was a small gap at the top of the yellow slide on the playground, and that they would need to monitor the gap as the seasons change. If the gap increases in size, it will become a strangulation hazard for any hoodie strings, necklaces or other items that may get caught on the slide while children use it.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today at 10:20am. There were 39 (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 8 staff. The physical plant, 1 staff record, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed playing outside, participating in circle time, and doing arts and crafts. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor ( (703)479-4680

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's records are maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 5 children's records and found that... 1) CH1 and CH3 are missing an address for their first emergency contact 2) CH2 was missing documentation of an address for both of their emergency contacts

Plan of Correction: Contacted parents and added addresses to files. Made note for staff to double-check this part of form as paperwork is submitted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: Observed that there was an uncovered electrical outlet in the Penguins classroom, against the far wall.

Plan of Correction: Immediately covered outlet and reminded staff of need for daily morning inspection of outlets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that evacuation drills are practiced monthly. Evidence: Reviewed the evacuation drill log and found that there were no drills practiced in January, February and March.

Plan of Correction: We will pay closer attention to ensure that we drill each month, especially when original date canceled for to snow days. Put a note in file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's injury reports were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 10 children's injury reports and found that 8 did not have documentation of the time that parents were notified of the injury and 2 did not have documentation of whether or not parents were notified of the injury.

Plan of Correction: COmpelted into and put note in file to remind staff to complete time notified.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-6
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that background checks are not more than 12 months old for staff that were on leave and have returned for employment. Evidence: Reviewed 1 staff record and found that the staff member has been away for over 12 months before returning to employment, and the last central registry check was conducted on 11/8/11 and the last criminal history check was conducted on 10/27/11.

Plan of Correction: Submitted background checks for staff member with expired records.


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