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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: Sept. 29, 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 LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following standards: physical plant, and medications.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today. Observed 110 children directly supervised by 17 staff members. Ratios and supervision were in compliance. A sample of 4 children's records and 4 staff records were reviewed. The physical plant, medications, emergency supplies and procedures were also reviewed. The children were engaged in various activities, to include: free play, circle time, reading, indoor play time, hand washing, snack time, art projects, and cooking projects. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the Director. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based upon observations made, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1) A bleach and water solution spray bottles and inside an unlocked cabinet underneath the changing table in the Eric Litwin classroom. 2) Cleaning solutions were observed inside a locked closet; however, the key was accessible to children in the 'Dr. Seuss' classroom.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based upon observations made, electrical outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: A surge protector located near the computer center was missing four protective covers in the R. Kipling classroom.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based upon observations made, hand washing procedures were not followed. Evidence: Child A did not wash his hands after toileting in the R. Kipling classsroom.

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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