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Capital Kids Preschool & Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-3668

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Dec. 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
**Discussed with staff that they needed to ensure that hand towels and hand soap are accessible to children. **Discussed with staff that reference checks need to be completed prior to employment and not on or after their first day of work.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today at 9:20am. There were 20 (infants-school-agers) directly supervised by 5 staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 4 children?s records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, circle time and playing outside. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. Please sign and date all 3 reports 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 (keesha.minor@dss.virginia.gov) (703)479-4680

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that staff records were maintained with the required documentation. Evidence: Reviewed 3 staff records and found that Staff 1 had documentation of references completed on the day that the staff member started work. Staff member 1 started work in the morning, and reference were not completed prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: References will be done before staff is hired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: Observed a tear in the top of the "cow" print reading pillow accessible to children in the Hershey's Kisses Room.

Plan of Correction: It will be fixed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that materials and equipment available are age and stage appropriate for the children. Evidence: Observed that the art projects completed by the children were stored on a wire shelf and contained small chokable plastic tubes that could become a potential choking hazard.

Plan of Correction: That will be sent home today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that injury/accident reports are maintained with the required documentation. Evidence: Reviewed 4 injury/accident reports and found that 1 was missing documentation of the time parents were notified of the incident and 1 was missing documentation of any future action to prevent recurrence.

Plan of Correction: Remind teachers to put the date and the future plan of action.

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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