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KinderCare Learning Center #888
6123 Gum St.
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 922-5040

Current Inspector: Margaret Allworth (703) 209-3521

Inspection Date: Oct. 11, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed spacing of cots, importance of filling out documentation completely, positive guidance training for all employees and social media policies.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 1:30pm ? 3:00pm. There were 52 children (infants-5yrs) directly supervised by 9 staff. The facility, 3 staff records, 5 children?s records, evacuation drills, emergency supplies and policies were inspected. Children were napping upon arrival and were eating snack as the inspection ended. Children were observed during hand washing procedures and in conversation with each other as well as the teachers. The classrooms were clean and organized with an abundance of developmentally appropriate activities and supplies. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Stephanie Togni, at Stephanie.togni@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of records, it was determined that 1 out of 3 staff records did not have documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening available for review. Evidence: Staff #1 was hired on 12/2015 and there was no documentation of the screening in the file.

Plan of Correction: TB screening was complete and on file at time of inspection, but was missed. Copy is attached.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observations of the playground, the facility did not maintain clean, safe and operable areas and equipment. Evidence: 1. The wood surrounding the plumbing, on the wooden water station located on the playground, has become unattached and is exposing the sharp end of two screws. 2. The outside red door, leading from the playground into the toddler/infant side of the building, contains a large area of peeling paint.

Plan of Correction: We had previous work orders placed for these items and have resubmitted them as urgent. We have also notified heads of facilities for our region and provided copies of the inspection.

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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