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KinderCare Learning Center #765
437 Knoll Street, NW
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-7040

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

Inspection Date: Aug. 22, 2016

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Technical Assistance:
The Inspector recommended resources for staff trainings regarding appropriate redirection and classroom discipline.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint investigation regarding staff:child discipline interactions was conducted today. This complaint was conducted in cooperation with another local agency. All necessary staff interviews were completed today. After careful review of all available facts, this complaint was deemed valid; however, no further action will be taken by the Division of Licensing. Thank you for meeting with me today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection please email me at sandra.dimperio@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interviews, it was determined that on Thursday, August 18, 2016 one staff person engaged in inappropriate behavior guidance. Evidence: On Thursday, August 18, 2016 staff member A grabbed a 4 year old child when the child attempted to run out of the enclosed playground to return to the school building. When the child began to exit the playground, staff member A grabbed him by the arms in order to keep him from the leaving the playground. In doing so, staff member A engaged in inappropriate behavior guidance.

Plan of Correction: - Acting CD addressed the inappropriate guidance with the staff member. [sic] - All staff will receive Positive Guidance training on September 7, 2016 with the District Trainer. [sic] - All staff will receive Child Social and emotional development and age appropriate interaction trainings offered by Office of Child Care on September 14, 2016 and October 5, 2016. [sic] - Going forward staff will ensure that they reach out for support and assistance if needed in the classroom as well as on the playground. [sic]

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews and observations, it was determined that on Thursday, August 18, 2016 one group of preschool children were not provided age and stage appropriate equipment for a brief period of time. Evidence: On Thursday, August 18, 2016 the 4 year old preschool children engaged in outdoor play on the enclosed toddler playground in order to separate these children from the 3 year old children who were engaging in water play activities on the large playground. While on the toddler playground, the preschool children engaged in play with the toddler toys/materials/equipment that was already on the playground. These materials are indicated for use by children age 2 and under; therefore, the equipment was not age and stage appropriate for the 4 year old preschool children.

Plan of Correction: - Management has spoken to all teachers regarding remaining on their respective playgrounds. [sic] - Teachers are ensuring that all children remain on their own playgrounds... Toddlers and Twos will not intermingle with the preschool children. [sic] - Teachers have been given a schedule of playground times and locations to ensure compliance. [sic] - All newly hired teachers will be given the schedule to follow. [sic]

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