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Maria Teresa's Babies Early Enrichment Center
825 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-2229

Current Inspector: Stephanie Salvatori (571) 389-0980

Inspection Date: April 15, 2016

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with the center director hand washing procedures during diapering.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 9:30am-11:15am. There were 46 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 13 staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in circle time, singing songs and playing outside. Diapering procedures were also observed. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Erika Gibson at or 703-479-4686.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on direct observation, areas of the center were not maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: Peeling paint was observed along the wall of the 2's bathroom and also on the wall at the top of the stairwell, entering into the preschool classroom.

Plan of Correction: A painter was hired to take care of all the issues. Teachers were reminded not to glue posters or any other work on the wall for display. This causes paint to stick to posters; painters tape will be used to avoid damaging the paint. The work started on 4/17/16 and will be finished by 4/23/16.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on direct observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place that prevents access by children. Evidence: A cabinet containing cleaning products was observed unlocked in the Preschool bathroom and in the Toddler classroom. A locking device was observed on the cabinet doors but was not secured in a locked manner.

Plan of Correction: Cabinets were locked immediately on 4/15/16; teachers are reminded that these should be locked at all times while not being used even if the children cannot reach them.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on medication review, the center did not follow their medication policies and procedures. Evidence: 1. Documentation of a written authorization from the child's physician and parent was not observed for Child 5, who had a long term medication on site. 2. Documentation of a written authorization from the child's parent was not observed for Child 7, who had an over-the-counter medication on site. An over-the-counter skin products form, which is an incorrect form, was observed for Child 7.

Plan of Correction: Parents of child 5 were notified for the need for authorization from the Doctor on 4/15/16. The medication for child 7 was returned to the parents because it is not used anymore.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on medication review, a child's medication was not maintained in the original, labeled container. Evidence: An emergency medication observed for Child 7 was kept in a ziploc bag and the medication prescription label was not attached.

Plan of Correction: Parents were notified the morning of 4/15/16 and we received the required documentation the afternoon of 4/15/16.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on record review, written records of children's injuries were incomplete. Evidence: 1. The date that the parent was notified of the injury was not observed on three of five injury records reviewed. 2. The time that the parent was notified of the injury was not observed on four of five injury records reviewed. 3. The future action to prevent the recurrence of the injury was not observed on one of five injury records reviewed.

Plan of Correction: We generated a new form on 4/15/16 which includes the date, time, and how the parents were notified (by phone, e-mail, or in person)


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.