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Happy Hearts Children's Center
2730 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 793-3880

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: July 19, 2016

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced monitoring inspection took place today between 2- 4:30 pm. All classrooms were within ratio. I observed the end of naptime transition; listening to a story; eating snack; block building and dramatic play. I also saw the schoolage camp group return from a field trip. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: During today's inspection, some areas and equipment in the center were observed to not be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. A large loose cable wire was accessible in the children's play area in one room. The cable was about one inch from the ground and stretched over 6 feet from the corner of the room, leaving a space between the stretched cord and the wall inches from where children were playing. 2. The blinds in two rooms were badly broken, leaving string accessible between the metal slats of the blinds. In two other rooms, string were also accessible when they were not tied up. 3. An infant crib was observed to have a large crack in the plastic on the "head" side of the crib. It was not immediately visible because it was next to a wall. 4. The carpets in the hallway and the classrooms appeared very dirty. 5. In two classrooms, paint was peeling on the wall. In one room, it was across a large area. above the heads of the children resting on mats during nap.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: At the beginning of today's inspection, hazardous substances were observed not to be kept in a locked place as required. Evidence: During the inspection, the door to the kitchen was ajar. On the left side of the kitchen floor was a bottle of cleaning substance. Although this did not belong to the center, it was still accessible in an unlocked area.

Plan of Correction: Staff locked this during the inspection. We discussed ways of maintaining the kitchen so that items left out by other users of the facility are not accessible.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: During today's inspection, three electrical outlets were observed to not have protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on observation and staff reports, staff did not ensure the care and protection of children when snacks from home were stored in unlabeled packages at child height in an accessible location. Evidence: An unlabeled box of raisins which is considered a choking food for children under 3; and baggies of cookies and other snacks were observed on a hallway shelf at child height outside the two year old and three year old room. for the duration of the inspection. Staff report that they were snacks brought to school by parents but they did not meet the criteria for healthy snacks by the center and were being sent home.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-A
Description: During today's inspection, some arts and crafts materials were observed to be not of an appropriate size for the children. Evidence: In the two year old room, children had pasted popcorn on to letters, but popcorn is considered to be a potential choking hazard for children under age three. On the hallway wall in infant and toddler area, craft projects with buttons (google eyes) were hung , but these are also potential choking hazards.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-E
Description: During today's inspection, it was observed that there were less than 12 inches of space between occupied rest mats at naptime. Evidence: In three classrooms, mats were observed to be from 1 inches to 6 inches width apart at naptime today .

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: During a review of children's records today, it was found that one child's medication did not have the required authorizations. Evidence: A child's Epipen was present at the school but the physician authorization expired 6/16 and there was no accessible signed authorization from the parent.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-B
Description: During today's inspection, sunblock was observed to be accessible in cubbies in one classroom. While it does not need to be locked, it is required to be out of reach of children under age 5.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: During today's inspection, the battery-operated radio was found to be not working.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-A
Description: During today's inspection, two infants were observed to be in high chairs that were not securely fastened with a protective belt as required.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.


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