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KinderCare #301130
7901 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 780-9099

Current Inspector: Jessica Willis (571) 352-1453

Inspection Date: Oct. 19, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
During the inspection licensing inspector discussed with program director background check requirements, children's transitions (350.f.2), staff qualifications, staff awareness of children's medical needs and allergies.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 11:00am-3:15pm. At the time of entrance, 23 children were in care with 5 staff members present. Children were observed during lunch time. Ravioli, green peas and fruit were served as according to the daily menu. Children were engaged in group activities and outdoor play time. A selection of 5 staff and 5 children's records, medications, emergency plans, injury reports and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Thank you for your cooperation during today's inspection. Please contact me if you have any questions at Ivaco.clarke@dss.virginia.gov or 571.835.5505.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on a review of children's medical records, one child's record did not have documentation of a physical examination within one month of enrollment. Evidence: Child #4 [date of enrollment 8/22/2017] was missing documentation of a physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Center requested medical records for child.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a sample review of 5 children's records, 1 child's record did not contain the required information. Evidence: 1. 1 of 5 children's records was missing documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age. [Child #5] 2. 1 of 5 children's records was missing parent employer and work phone number. [Child #4]

Plan of Correction: Center requested birth certificates from parents with due date of 11/6. Parent information was remitted and placed on forms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 staff record was missing the required documentation. Evidence: 1 of 5 staff records was missing documentation of two or more references. [Staff #2]

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas inside the building were not maintain in safe condition. Evidence: Screws protruding approximately 3 inches were observed on both sides of 3 toilets [6 screws total] in a bathroom shared between pre-k children and the 2s classroom.

Plan of Correction: Work order was submitted on 10/9 to cut bolts and cap remaining bolts on toilets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: The storage closet in pre-k classroom containing several bottles of cleanser was unlocked.

Plan of Correction: All staff have been retrained on the safe storage of chemicals.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on review of records and staff interview, a staff member who meets the qualifications of a program leader were not regularly present in each grouping of children. Evidence: 1. Staff #2 reported that they, along with Staff #7 and #8 were the only staff present with program leader qualifications. 2. A staff with program leader qualifications was not present in the toddler classroom or infant rooms. 3. Though Staff #2 and #8 were frequently observed going into the pre-k and 2s classroom, they were not consistently counted in staff to children ratios, leaving those classrooms also without program leader qualified staff available.

Plan of Correction: Two staff have been hired as of 10/27 and will start their employment upon receipt of background checks.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation and discussion with staff, diapering procedures are not followed. Evidence: 1. A trash can in a bathroom utilized by the 2s classroom [currently potty training] was missing a trashbag. 2. While directly observing the diaper changing procedures, the diapering surface was not cleaned with soap and water prior to being sanitized after each use.

Plan of Correction: Staff were retrained on diaper changing procedures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain a first aid kit containing the required items. Evidence: The center's first aid kit was missing antiseptic cleaner, tweezers, a thermometer, a first aid instructional manual and 1 of 2 triangular bandages required.

Plan of Correction: All missing items in first aid kit were purchased and replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on a review of records, children's injury reports were missing required documentation. Evidence: 1. 3 of 7 injury reports were missing future preventative action. 2. 1of 7 injury reports were missing a second signature from either a parent or staff witness. 3. 2 of 7 injury reports were missing date and time a parent was notified of incident.

Plan of Correction: Center management printed and distributed the new accident forms and will begin using them.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on review of staff records, repeat criminal history checks were not obtained for staff every three years. Evidence: The record for Staff #5 was missing documentation of a recent criminal history record. The previous record obtained was no longer valid as of 6/25/2017.

Plan of Correction: Criminal history check was mailed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not obtain criminal history records check results within 30 days of employment. Evidence: The record for Staff #2 [date of hire 8.31.2016] was missing results for a criminal history record check.

Plan of Correction: Background checks for staff #2 were mailed on 10/3/17. Staff #2 will not be alone with children until all background checks have been returned.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of staff records, the center did not obtain central registry findings within 30 days of employment. Evidence: The record for Staff #3 [date of hire 6.29.2017] was missing results for their central registry check.

Plan of Correction: Background check for staff was mailed on 10/3/17; Staff will not be alone with children until background checks have been returned.

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.

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