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Little Acorn Patch at Kingstowne
5801 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 822-0803

Current Inspector: Pamela Sneed (703) 479-4704

Inspection Date: May 31, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following standards: physical plant, medication, and supervision.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today. Observed 123 children directly supervised by 18 staff members. A sample of 4 children's records, 2 staff records, and an additional 2 staff background checks were reviewed. The children were engaged in various activities, to include: free play, hand washing, reading, outdoor play, and circle time. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the owner and the administrator. Inspection conducted from approximately 10:10am to 12:30pm. If you have any questions regarding today's inspection, please contact Ana Dally at (703) 577-0270 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, and interview, the licensee did not maintained compliance with the terms of the current license issued by the department. Evidence: The center's current license has approved children's ages from 17 months to 12 years of age; however, documentation reviewed and staff interview confirmed that Child D was 15 months upon enrollment on 10/10/2016 and has been regularly in care at the facility.

Plan of Correction: The school has requested for the lciense to be rectified and approval for children 12 months - 12 years.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based upon observations made, children's records were not treated confidentially. Evidence: A document with children's allergies and food restrictions was posted on a board in the Eric Carle classroom. The document did not have a cover sheet, and the center did not have written permission from the child's parents to post the information.

Plan of Correction: The food allergy form was placed behind the cover sheet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based upon observations made, areas of the center was not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: 1) In the Laura Numeroff classroom, there is peeling paint by the wall near the pencil sharpener. 2) In the Dr. Seuss classroom, the finish of the sink cabinet is chipping and peeling. 3) In the Dr. Seuss classroom, the corner where the jacket hooks meet the wall of the first bathroom has broken drywall and chipping paint. 4) In the Kindergarten classroom, the blue bottom cushion of the couch has a hole, exposing the absorbent filler. [Photos taken]

Plan of Correction: LI Agent was informed that the school was being painted on 6/10/17. Contract was in the office. Both cushing [sic] have been repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based upon observations made, a hazardous substance was not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: A can of shaving cream was observed on top of a cabinet in the Eric Carle classroom.

Plan of Correction: Shaving cream was placed in a locked cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based upon observations made, an electrical outlet did not have a protective cover. Evidence: In the Dr. Seuss' s classroom, an electrical surge protector located by the aquarium was missing one of the protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Cover replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based upon observations made, the diapering pad is no longer non-absorbent. Evidence: The diapering pad in the Dr. Seuss classroom has holes throughout the edging of the pad, exposing the absorbent filler.

Plan of Correction: Edge of diapering pad was repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, the center did not implement a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills per year. Evidence: Documentation reviewed confirmed that only one of the two required shelter-in-place practice drills were conducted in 2016.

Plan of Correction: Admin. was informed to conduct by annually shelter-in-place drills.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, written records of children's injuries were incomplete. Evidence: 1) Two of the four incident/accident reports reviewed did not contain any future action to prevent recurrence of the injury (Child A; incident dated 05/19/17, and Child B; incident dated 05/16/2017). 2) One of the four incident/accident reports reviewed did not contain documentation on how parent was notified of the injury. The form has two check boxes and neither box indicating whether the parent was first notified by phone or form were checked (Child C; incident dated 05/25/17).

Plan of Correction: Staff was informed on properly documenting all ouch reports.


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