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Creative Play School I
845 N. Howard Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 751-3388

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: May 23, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced complaint investigation was conducted this date. Licensing Inspector met with Owner and Director of center. Staff interviews conducted and observation of physical plant was made. The complaint consisted of allegations of building maintenance, safety and cleanliness. The preponderance of evidence substantiates a VALID finding. A corrective action plan was provided for each of the violations found today. Thank you for your cooperation. For questions, please e mail:

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation of physical plant and staff interviews, areas of the building are determined unsafe. Evidence: Center Director and staff on site confirmed that there have been mice sighted in the building for the past few months.

Plan of Correction: Center Director is working with a local pest control who has serviced the building in January, April and May 2017. Director will contact another pest control company to determine a more proactive plan to eliminate this issue.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-C
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation of the toddler classroom, a pesticide was found in an area accessible to children. Evidence: Licensing Inspector observed a rodent trapping device that has a toxic pesticide inside which was accessible to children. Licensing Inspector confirmed with the pest control company that the substance is indeed toxic and harmful if ingested.

Plan of Correction: This device was removed from the toddler classroom immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-450-C
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on director and staff interviews, linens are located in an area that does not ensure they remain clean. Evidence: Staff indicated that there has been an occasion where rodent feces was found on a child's cot.

Plan of Correction: Staff stated that the sheet was removed and the cot was sanitized prior to the child using the cot. Center staff will bag the cot sheets daily to ensure they remain clean and disinfect the cots until the rodent issue is resolved.


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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