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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: April 25, 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.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced inspection for license renewal was conducted today from approximately 10:40 to 2:30pm. Ratios for all nine classes were found in compliance. The children were observed playing games in the gym, participating in group time, dancing and movement activities, eating lunch and resting. The children also had a visitor from the African American History Museum today. Positive staff/child interactions were observed and staff encouraged independence and self direction. The center continues to have a good supply and variety of age appropriate equipment and materials. Medication procedures were reviewed and found in order. Staff and children's records were also reviewed. The outside play area was not checked today because of rain. The exit interview was conducted with the director. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 703-479-4709.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review, it was found that the TB screening report for one staff person was dated 3/20/15, which is over two years old.

Plan of Correction: Director will obtain an updated TB test for employee by 4/28/17.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, it was found that children's records do not contain information on the parent's place of employment when applicable, or any previous child day care and schools attended by the child.

Plan of Correction: Child enrollment form will be updated to reflect "parent place of employment" and "previous child day care/school attended".

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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