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Capital Kids Preschool & Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-3668

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: July 14, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:35am to 12:30pm. There were 44 (infants to school-agers) directly supervised by 6 staff. The physical plant, 6 staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, arriving to care, playing outside and napping. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@dss.virginia.gov) (703)479-4680

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observation and review, the facility failed to ensure that children's records be treated confidentially. Evidence: Observed allergy lists with children's first and last names posted for review, in each classroom and accessible to anybody visiting the rooms.

Plan of Correction: Put a cover letter on the "Allergy List" protecting the confidential information from being viewed publicly.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that they obtained documentation of an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction. Evidence: Reviewed the fire inspection certificate and found that it had expired on March 31, 2017.

Plan of Correction: Appointment was made. Inspection will completed on 8/1/2017.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) Observed peeling yellow paint in the school age room 2) Observed nails sticking out in several spots on the fence on the playground 3) Observed splinters and cracks along a majority of the fencing on the playground. 4) Observed a feeding table in the corner of the playground that was peeling and cracking due to the outside elements

Plan of Correction: Playground- caulk playground equipment, throw out tapped equipment. The maintanence man will come on the weekend to fix chipped paint and wooden fences

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access from children. Evidence: Observed the following: 1) Shaving cream on a shelf and not locked in the Gummy Bears room 2) Insect repellent and sunscreen in children's cubbies 3) bleach water, goo gone and disinfectant spray in an unlocked cabinet.

Plan of Correction: Switch utensils and cleaners so that the cleaners are locked and utensils are out.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that each restroom for children is equipped with soap, toilet paper and towels. Evidence: Observed in the school-age restroom that there were no towels in the towel dispenser.

Plan of Correction: CORRECTED DURING THE INSPECTION

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that children under 10 years of age are always within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: Observed the Gummy Bears teacher sending children (2 years of age) to the drinking fountains while standing in the door way trying to supervise the classroom.

Plan of Correction: CORRECTED DURING INSPECTION. Spoke to staff about providing supervision to all children at all times. Suggested that all children will be transitioned together.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that materials and equipment available shall be age and stage appropriate for the children in care. Evidence: Observed in the infant room a small ball that was marked for children 3 and up.

Plan of Correction: CORRECTED DURING INSPECTION, ball was removed from classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that they were following policies and medications. Evidence: 1) Reviewed 1 child's medication authorization form and found that authorization for the medication had expired on 11/5/16. 2) Reviewed 1 child's medication and found that it had expired on February 2017, and has not been sent home.

Plan of Correction: Parent will be notified on Monday and asked to have physician update the medication administration form as well as medication.

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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