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Bright Horizons at Old Town Alexandria
411 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 519-1840

Current Inspector: Jessica Willis (571) 352-1453

Inspection Date: Aug. 24, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced investigation was initiated today following a self-reported incident at the center. A joint investigation was conducted. Records were reviewed and staff were interviewed on 8/24 and 8/25. The following standards were examined. 400 B: Behavioral guidance 410 1. Forbidden actions. Following careful review of available information, a preponderance of evidence was not gathered in order to validate the allegation of a forbidden action. Therefore, this is being deemed invalid. There was, however, a preponderance of evidence to validate the incident of behavioral guidance that was not constructive in nature, age and/or stage appropriate. A Violation Notice with a Plan of Correction was issued to the center. If you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Description: Based on a review of records, interviews and observation, a staff member was found to be using behavior guidance that was not constructive in nature and age and stage appropriate. Evidence: During a transition time on 8/23/2017, staff report that the class was getting organized to leave the classroom to go to another activity room. Two toddler-age children were reported to be hiding under a staff desk at the time. A staff member was overheard talking harshly to children in a manner that was not age appropriate.

Plan of Correction: The staff member was terminated.


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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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