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Higher Horizons Early Head Start
6201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 5
Falls church, VA 22044
(571) 499-6642

Current Inspector: Cynthia Ford (703) 479-4679

Inspection Date: Nov. 13, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed regulation 70-A with acting supervisor.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from approximately 10:am-12:20pm. There were 37 children in care directly supervised by 12 staff. A sample of 5 children?s and 1 medication was reviewed. The children were observed playing on the playground, during group play and preparing for lunch. One new staff member has been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the provider. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-H
Description: Based on interview, proof of liability insurance was not available. Evidence: Acting supervisor stated the proof of liability insurance is at the main location.

Plan of Correction: They will send a copy to this location via email or fax.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on 5 children's files reviewed, children's files were not complete. Evidence: 1) Child A was missing work phone number of both parents. 2) Child B and C were missing the work phone number of the father.

Plan of Correction: We will review all files and obtain missing information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not maintain an annual fire inspection. Evidence: The last fire inspection was conducted 9/30/2016.

Plan of Correction: We will call and schedule an appointment.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on review of 5 staff records, out of state background checks were not initiated. Evidence: 1) Staff A and B currently live outside of Virginia and a CPS background check had not been initiated.

Plan of Correction: Human resources has been notified and out of state background checks will be initiated.

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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