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Arlington Unitarian Cooperative Preschool
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 892-3878

Current Inspector: Mary J. Wizbicki (703) 479-4707

Inspection Date: Sept. 23, 2016

Complaint Related: No

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 staff that when co-opers begin to work as hired staff, that they need to create separate staff files for those individuals, and ensure that they are following the requirements for staff records/documentation.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 10:10am to 11:35am. There were 51 (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 6 staff and 6 co-opers. The physical plant, 2 new staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in, a walking fire drill, group play, individual activities, infants were on a walk outside, and eating snack. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor ( (703)479-4680

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-150-B
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that each report of immunizations or physical examinations were received are signed by a physician, their designee or an official of a local health department. Evidence: Reviewed 5 children's records and found that CH1 did not have a signed immunization record on file.

Plan of Correction: Notified parent to secure signature on immunization form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's records contained the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 5 children's records and found... 1) CH1 did not have documentation of a second emergency contact, CH2 did not have an address for their first emergency contact. 2) CH4 did not have documentation of work information for either parent.

Plan of Correction: Notified parents of missing information and updated files.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that a staff record is kept for all staff members. Evidence: Reviewed 2 staff records and found that they were missing documentation of Date of hire, an application, emergency contact information, education/qualifications. Staff had minimum co-op records in their child's files, but not complete staff records since they transitioned from co-oper to paid staffer.

Plan of Correction: Copied relevant paperwork from child's folder and notified staff of any pieces still missing.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that staff had documentation of orientation training after their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: Reviewed 2 staff records and found that 1 did not have documentation of orientation training.

Plan of Correction: Staff member filled out paperwork as she had attended the meeting.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) Observed a rug in Room 2 that had the outer lining separated from the main rug causing a small loop that was a potential tripping hazard for children walking on the run. 2) Observed chipping paint and crumbling drywall in several areas around the walls in Room 5.

Plan of Correction: Removed loop from rug on 9/23/16. Notified facilities manager to get it fixed. In the meantime moved art carts in front to block access.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, staff failed to ensure that children under 10 years of age are always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: Observed that a preschooler was at the hallway sink without the direct supervision of staff. Child was yelling in the hallway, asking staff for assistance, but there was nobody near him to help him. The child then ran back to their classroom, when there was no answer.

Plan of Correction: Reminded staff of requirement and sent article/reminder in Preschool Press to co-oping parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that when food is brought from home it clearly identifies the child and is dated. Evidence: Observed in Room 2, 4 lunch boxes without the current date and one lunch box that was not labeled with the child's name.

Plan of Correction: Reminded parents of requirement to label lunches and reminded coopers and teacher to check daily.


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