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KinderCare Learning Center #000540
8604 Pohick Road
Springfield, VA 22153
(703) 455-7322

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Feb. 15, 2017

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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
1. Broken playground toys should be promptly removed to avoid injury. 2. Documentation should be on-file for special needs of a children.

Comments:
Conducted an unannounced inspection 9:25am-12:30pm. Observed 82 children + 10 direct-care staff. Ratios and supervision were in compliance. Children were playing with blocks, reading books, having creative play, letter writing, coloring, and outdoor free play. Staff were talking, teaching, and playing with the children, often on the floor with them. Interactions between staff and children were positive, attentive to the needs of the children, and encouraging in nature. The infants were being held, fed, napping, and having active play on the floor. Some areas of the center were in need of repair and maintenance, while other areas have been renovated and furnished with new furniture. Lunch served: Cheeseburgers, potato wedges, peaches/oranges, and milk. Health and fire inspections were current. Staff training requirements met. Medication management was in compliance. Required documents were posted. Record keeping was in good order. Questions about this inspection may be directed to: pamela.sneed@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that areas and equipment of the center were not maintained in a clean, safe, and operable condition. Evidence: 1. Flooring-There was black built up dirt/grime in all classroom carpeting, and all classroom tile areas. The grime was most noted along edges of walls and cabinets, and where the carpet and tile meets. Additionally, bathroom tiles had built up yellow/brown dirt/grime. 2. Base molding-The trim molding in the boy's bathroom was broken and exposed a hole in the wall. 3. Cabinets-Laminate on the sink cabinet in the 2's classrooms was broken/missing and exposed the pressed wood interior. 4. Rust-There was rusted metal on the metal parts of the sinks in the girl's bathroom, and rust particles on the bathroom floor.

Plan of Correction: We will summit [sic] to Facilities for corrections ASAP. All carpets will be cleaned 2/22/17. Sinks will be replaced in girls bathroom-already on order. Base molding patched. Cabinet doors will be replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that electrical outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: A power strip lying on the floor where 4 year old children were present had a total of 8 outlets without covers.

Plan of Correction: removed strip when not in use-when in use, covers will occupy unused outlets. [sic]

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observations made, it was determined that there was not a minimum of 6" resilient surfacing in fall zones on the outdoor playground. Evidence: There was approximately 3-4" of wood mulch in the fall zones today.

Plan of Correction: Mulch will be referbished [sic]

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.

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