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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: June 17, 2016

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 LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following standards: medication, physical plant, and playground equipment.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 11:20am to 12:45pm. Observed 138 children directly supervised by 24 caregivers. Ratios and supervision were in compliance. A sample of 2 children?s records and 2 staff records were reviewed. The physical plant, medications, and emergency supplies and procedures were also reviewed. The children were engaged in various activities, to include: an instructor lead recreation activity, outside play, story time, free play, and bathroom usage. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with 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 #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, a staff member did not resubmit a current Tuberculosis (TB) Screening from within the two years allowable time frame. Evidence: One of the four staff records reviewed did not contain a current TB screening on file; last TB screening was dated 10/22/2013 (Staff A).

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based upon observations made, areas and equipment of the center were not maintained in clean and safe condition. Evidence: 1) The wooden play house located in the playground area had broken glass, in the window panel. 2) The wooden play house located in the playground area had a deteriorating wall structure. 3) Three of the swing sets located in the playground area had standing water under the swings.

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

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 Evidence: 1) Classroom #1 had air freshener, located in the children?s restroom. 2) Classroom #1 had a sanitizing solution and sunblock located under the classroom sink. 3) Classroom #2 had a cleaning solution and air freshener in an unlocked cabinet below the sink. 4) Classroom #3 had cleaning solutions, sunblock, and air freshener in an unlocked cabinet below the sink.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, the center did not implement a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills each year. Evidence: A minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills were not conducted during 2015.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, written records of children's injuries were incomplete. Evidence: 1) Two of the four injury/accident reports reviewed did not contain the date and time when parents were notified of the injury. 2) Two of the four injury/accident reports reviewed did not contain how the parents were notified of the injury.

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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