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McLean Children's Academy
6900 Elm Street
Mc lean, VA 22101
(703) 734-2353

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: May 4, 2016

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following with the center director and owner: Children must be within sight and sound supervision at all times. As children are moving throughout the center from one floor to the next, they must be escorted by staff and supervising staff does not include standing in a common area or at the top/bottom of stairs.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:45am-11:20am. There were 28 preschool children directly supervised by 4 staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, and emergency supplies were inspected. Children were observed painting, making Mother's Day cards and playing independently in classroom centers. 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: 1. In the downstairs classroom, a light unit on the ceiling was observed slightly detached, thus causing a gap between the light unit and the ceiling panel. 2. A ceiling panel was observed loosed and hanging, thus causing a gap in the ceiling.

Plan of Correction: A 1/8" gap at the corner of a sealed recessed light fixture along with 1/16" separation in a 4" section of ceiling board is repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on direct observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: The kitchen cabinet was observed unlocked and contained Chlorox Anywhere, Lysol Wipes and a bottle of bleach.

Plan of Correction: Staff has been reminded to be vigilant in keeping the cabinet locked at all times. Bleach removed to locked supply cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on direct observation, children under 10 years of age were not always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: During the licensing inspection, children were observed moving to and from different play areas located between three separate floors of the center, and the children were not directly supervised or escorted by staff.

Plan of Correction: Adjustments have been made to daily schedule to ensure constant supervision within actual sight & sound of a staff member.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on direct observation, for children three years to five years of age, there was not one staff member for every 10 children. Evidence: Upon arrival to the upstairs classroom, there was one teacher supervising a total of nine children. At approximately 10:25am, the Licensing Inspector (LI) observed three children go upstairs to the classroom while unsupervised. At this time the LI observed a total of 12 children being supervised by one staff, which exceeded the maximum staff to child ratio of 1:10.

Plan of Correction: At cleanup time, children went to their base classroom before the children using that center had finished cleaning up & left the center. We will ensure that children are accompanied by their base teacher so as to maintain proper ratios.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on medication review, when a child's medication authorization expired, the parent was not notified to pick up the medication within 14 days or to renew the authorization. Evidence: The written medication authorization for Child 5 was observed with an expiration date of August 2015 and a current authorization form had not been obtained and the medication was observed on site.

Plan of Correction: A new form was sent home & will be updated immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on record review, written records of children's injuries were incomplete. Evidence: 1. The time that the parent was notified of the injury was not observed documented on three of five injury records reviewed. 2. Only one of two required signatures was observed documented on one of five injury records reviewed.

Plan of Correction: Staff was immediately retrained on keeping injury reports properly signed and in compliance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain an original criminal history record report within 30 days of employment for staff. Evidence: Documentation of an original criminal history record report was not observed for Staff A, who was hired March 7, 2016. A photocopy of a report obtained by a previous employer was observed in Staff A's record.

Plan of Correction: The criminal history record report was misfiled and is now in proper file.


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