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Daystar Children's Center
6409 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 924-1410

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Aug. 10, 2017

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the following standards: physical plant, children's records, staff records, emergency procedures, hazardous substances, and medication.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today. Observed 44 children directly supervised by 6 staff members. A sample of 5 children's records and 5 staff records were reviewed. The children were engaged in various activities, to include: free play, water play, hand washing, diapering, outdoor play, and infant care. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the Center Director. Inspection conducted from approximately 9:55am to 1:15pm. If you have any questions regarding today's inspection, please contact Ana Dally at (703) 577-0270 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center failed to obtain the results of a follow up tuberculosis (TB) screening form at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing. Evidence: 1) Two of the five staff records reviewed did not contain a current TB screening form (Staff A and Staff B). 2) Staff A last TB screening form was dated 04/16/2015. 3) Staff B last TB screening form was dated 10/2014.

Plan of Correction: Tomorrow staff will bring a copy to me. I will follow up with the other staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on documentation review, a child's record was incomplete. Evidence: One of the five child's records reviewed did not contain the two of the two emergency contact addresses listed (Child B).

Plan of Correction: I will notify the parents today and obtain the missing information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based upon observations made, areas and equipment of the center were not kept in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) A total of 4 seats in the feeding table located in the infant classroom were missing safety belts. 2) Peeling paint was observed towards the bottom of a wall in the school age room.

Plan of Correction: I will order new safety belts today. I will report to the building manager to get the wall repair.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. The Toddler room and the boys bathroom had a container of Febreze in an unlocked cabinet. 2. The Two's classroom had 2 containers of bleach water that was not labeled in an unlocked cabinet.

Plan of Correction: I will talk to staff to make sure she is locking cabinets and corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on review of medications, a medication with an expired authorization form was not picked up or renewed. Evidence: Child A's medication authorization form expired on 6/20/2017 and the medication had not been picked up within 14 days or the form renewed. The medication was on sight during today's inspection.

Plan of Correction: I will contact mom to get a new form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-A
Description: Based upon documentation reviewed, the center did not have an emergency preparedness plan addressing staff responsibilities and facility readiness with respect to emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place. Evidence: The center has a template of an emergency preparedness plan that is not fill out.

Plan of Correction: I will complete plan today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-A
Description: Based upon observations, when a child was placed in a high chair, the protective belt was not fastened securely. Evidence: Child D was observed inside the feeding table without a protective belt fastened.

Plan of Correction: I will speak to staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based upon observations made, prepared formula was not dated. Evidence: One refrigerated bottle was not dated in the infant's room (Child C).

Plan of Correction: I will speak to Staff.


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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