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Greater Mt. Vernon Community Head Start-Gum Springs Glen
7839 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-3461

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Oct. 18, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today. Ratios for all six groups were found in compliance. The children were participating in outside play, singing, playing circle games, eating lunch and getting ready for nap. The two new classrooms look good, well equipped and set up. Medication procedures were reviewed, and staff with current first aid, CPR and MAT certification were on site. Staff records were also reviewed. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 703-479-4709.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on record review and interview, it was found that there was no staff person who had obtained the required training on how to administer an emergency rectal medication to a child, despite having an enrolled child with parent and physician authorization to administer this emergency medication.

Plan of Correction: Emergency medication administration certificate has been obtained by staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on record review, there was no documentation of a CPS central registry check or a criminal record check for two staff persons. Findings: At the time of the inspection, the inspector found that there was no documentation of the results of a CPS central registry check for staff person #1, and no documentation of the results of a criminal record check for staff person # 2. Both staff have been working since 2015.

Plan of Correction: The Head Start Coordinator contacted the HR department to obtain the correct CPS and CBI background checks. We should have them on site by 11/1/16.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: Based on record review, the sworn statement for two staff persons was found to be over three years old.

Plan of Correction: The sworn statements are completed and in staff files.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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