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KinderCare Learning Center at Sterling Park
106 Free Court
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 430-7373

Current Inspector: Maria Soto (571) 835-5058

Inspection Date: Sept. 20, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:30am-1:00pm. There were 39 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 9 staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 5 children?s records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Required documents were posted. Children were observed participating in group play, playing outside, playing with puzzles, and doing activities for fine motor skills . Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was ample space and an abundant supply of materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Maria Soto at or (571) 835-5058

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation areas inside the center were not maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: Tiles were missing in front of the sink in the Discovery room. Two out of four toilets in the bathroom closest to the Discovery room were missing bolt covers at the base of the toilet (bolts were exposed and protruding upward). The floor drain in the same bathroom was sunken, with no cover to make it flush with the floor and was therefor a tripping hazard.

Plan of Correction: The Director stated she will contact maintenance to fix everything right away. The maintenance service is already aware of the tiles.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on record review, staff interviews and observation, the three's class was over ratio by 1 child, while inspectors were in the classroom. The staff ratio should be 1 staff/10 children for this age group. Evidence: The head attendance sheet indicated there were only 10 children, the staff member stated she only had 10 children but acknowledged she was over ratio when inspectors counted 11 children in the classroom. An assistant was immediately called.

Plan of Correction: Director stated she will retrain staff members on attendance policies and filling out attendance forms and maintaining classroom ratios.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-A
Description: Based on record review staff did not request annually parent confirmation that the required information in the child's record was up to date. Evidence: Two out of five records reviewed did not have an annual update. Child #1 was last updated in 2014 and child#2 was last updated August 4, 2016.

Plan of Correction: Director will contact parents immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, disposable diapers were not disposed in a leakproof or plastic-lined storage system that is either foot operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diaper touches an exterior surface of the storage system during disposal. Evidence: The trash cans in the toddler and infants rooms, contained trash cans that required the teacher to push a button or use their hands to open the lid.

Plan of Correction: The Director stated that she will purchase new trash cans.


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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