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Capital Kids Preschool & Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-3668

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Aug. 2, 2016

Complaint Related: Yes

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

Technical Assistance:
**Discussed with the director, that at the time of the inspection, the entry way into the building and the bathrooms and first three classrooms smelled of raw sewage. The director stated that they had flushed the system some time ago, and wasn't sure why the smell was still there. **Discussed with the director, that when original background clearance checks have not been received within 30 days, staff cannot supervision children alone and must be directly supervised by another staff member, with documentation of completed background checks.

The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing office on 8/2/2016. Interviews were conducted with staff relating to allegations that a staff member received a positive TB test result and was still working directly with children. The information gathered during the investigation supports the allegations, so the complaint is determined to be valid. Please complete the columns for ?description of action to be taken? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office within 10 calendar days of receipt. If you have any questions, contact your licensing inspector at (703)479-4680.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-D
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that any staff member that develops symptoms compatible with active tuberculosis, or develops a positive TB test result, must submit within 14 days a determination of noncontagiousness by a physician or a local health department. Evidence: Reviewed 1 staff record and found that a positive TB test result was submitted to the facility by Staff 1 on 7/7/16 and that documentation of determination of noncontagiousness by a physician or local health department was not submitted within 14 days.

Plan of Correction: Staff 1 received a chest x-ray on 7/7. The center director received a phone call from the physician's office stating that the x-ray was negative and she was noncontagious. Results were to be mailed to staff 1 in 7 days. On 7/14 staff 1 received documentation in the mail that she was noncontagious. A photograph of this documentation was sent to the center director on 7/14. Staff failed to bring in the documentation and then could not find it. The center contacted the physician's office for a copy of the results which was received on 7/12.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the inside and outside were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition, including but not limited to peeling paint. Evidence: Observed in the infant room, paint peeling from several areas of the walls.

Plan of Correction: Prior to this inspection a painter was scheduled to paint the center on 8/6 and 8/27. All areas were paint is chipped or peeling will be freshly painted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-E
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that there is at least 12 inches of space between occupied cots, beds and rest mats. Evidence: Observed in the school-age room, preschoolers napping with less than 12 inches between cots.

Plan of Correction: All staff have been counseled on the importance of this safety issue. From here forward the director in charge will ensure that cots are placed at a minimum of 12 inches apart.

Standard #: 63.2-1720-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that they obtained an original criminal record clearance within 30 days of submission. No employee shall be permitted to work in a position that involves direct contact with a person or child receiving services until an original criminal record clearance has been received, unless such person works under the direct supervision of another employee for whom a background check has been completed. Evidence: Observed Staff 1, whose background checks were submitted 6/7/16 and no clearance has been obtained, supervising children in the nap room alone, and without supervision of another staff member with completed background checks.

Plan of Correction: Staff will not be allowed to supervise children at naptime or any other time without the presence of a Lead teacher until their security clearance has been received in the mail.


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.