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Greater Mt Vernon Com Head Start - Gum Springs Children's Center
8100 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-5760

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

Inspection Date: Oct. 27, 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 from approximately 11:00 to 1:30pm. Ratios for all nine groups were found in compliance. The children went to visit a fire station this morning where they each were given a new coat and new books. After they returned from their trip, they participated in circle games, movement activities, singing, and some went on a walk. Lunch and transition to rest time were also observed. Medication procedures were reviewed and found in order. Staff with current first aid, CPR and MAT certification were on site. Records for new staff were reviewed today. The violations cited at the last inspection have been corrected. The exit interview was conducted with the center director. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 703-479-4709.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, no documentation of a TB screening report was available for staff person #1.

Plan of Correction: Head Start Coordinator contacted Office for Children nurse practioner to schedule TB screening for staff #1.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review, the TB screening report for staff person #2, was dated 3/4/2013, which is over two years old.

Plan of Correction: The Head Start Coordinator contacted Office for Children nurse practicioner to schedule TB screening for staff #2.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on record review, no documentation of the results of a criminal record check or search of the CPS central registry was found for staff person #1, who began employment on June 13, 2016.

Plan of Correction: The Head Start Coordinator contacted Fairfax County Human Resources to obtain correct CPS/CBC records and will update staff #1 and #2 records and send to Licensing by November 4, 2016.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: Based on record review, the criminal record check and sworn statement for staff person #2, were dated over three years old.

Plan of Correction: The Head Start Coordinator contacted staff #2 and completed a sworn statement and placed in file.

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