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AUMC Child Development Center
6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
(703) 256-5244

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: Jan. 5, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.

Comments:
An investigation was conducted on January 5, 2016 in response to a self-reported incident regarding supervision and the care and protection of a child at the Child Development Center (CDC) in the Pre-K classroom. Based upon documentation reviewed, and interview, the preponderance of evidence supports violations of the standards. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with an administrator. Inspection conducted 9:45am-12:45pm. 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 #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed and interview, a staff failed to ensure the care and protection of a child in care when the child was left alone in the Pre-K classroom for approximately 5-7 minutes. Evidence: On November 29, 2016 around 3:15pm, Staff A failed to ensure the care of protection of Child A when she did not do, "a head count or name to face count" of children in her care. Interview confirmed that Staff B took nine children who were awake in the Pre-K classroom to the bathroom located down the hall and around a corner. Staff A stayed in the classroom with the remainder of the children who were asleep as she was getting them up. Staff A then took the remaining children to the bathroom while Child A continued to be asleep and she did not notice him. When the Pre-K class returned to the bathroom, Staff A was greeted by Child A who walked towards her and said, "[Staff A] You leave me". Staff A states she "thought" that, [she] counted the students in [her] head (again without actually going up to them and doing a head count or name to face count) in the bathroom before leaving the room". As a result of Staff A not conducting a face to name count, Child A was left unattended in the Pre-K classroom for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Plan of Correction: Since this incident we have instituted a CSR system with staff signing in and out of classrooms when they are on duty and recording a count of children every half hour so they are aware of the total number of children in their care. Also,when part or all of the class is going out of the classroom, each child is given his stickman (or other tangible item with his/her name on it. He/she gives it to the teacher when he/she is in the bathroom and gets it back when he/she comes out. The teacher remaining in the classroom has the remainder of the class' stickmenas a visual aid of those remaining in her care. See above.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed and interview, a child under 10 years of age was not within actual sight and sound supervision of staff member for approximately 5-7 minutes in the Pre-K classroom. Evidence: On November 29, 2016, Child A (4 years old) was left unattended in the Pre-K classroom around 3:15pm for approximately 5-7 minutes when Staff A took the children in her care to the bathroom without conducting a name to face count. Upon her return to the classroom, she was greeted by Child A in which he states, "[Staff name] you leave me". Child A was alone in the Pre-K classroom and not within actual sight and sound supervision of staff for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Plan of Correction: See above.

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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