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OFC/SACC - Oak View
5004 Sideburn Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 764-7129

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: Nov. 27, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 11/27/17 to investigate a self reported allegation that a staff person hit a child on the arm. The incident took place on 11/16/17. Interviews were conducted. Based on the preponderance of evidence, violations were cited. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. For any questions regarding this investigation, please contact me at mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Description: Based on staff interviews, staff did not use behavioral guidance that was age and stage appropriate, and constructive in nature.
Evidence:
1. On 11/16/17, at approximately 4pm, as snack time was concluding, Child # 1 (8 years of age) took her water bottle and began pouring water into the trash can before throwing away the bottle. Staff # 1 asked Child #1 to stop pouring the water out because it could cause a leak. Child # 1 did not stop and continued to pour water into the trash. In response, Staff # 1 raised her hand and slapped Child #1 on the upper left arm. After being slapped Child #1 threw the water bottle in the trash and returned to her table.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure that age and stage appropriate guidance is provided when interacting with children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on staff interviews, staff used a forbidden action of physical punishment when striking a child in care. Evidence: 1. On 11/16/17, at approximately 4pm, as snack time was concluding, Child # 1 (8 years of age) took her water bottle and began pouring water into the trash can before throwing away the bottle. Staff # 1 asked Child #1 to stop pouring the water out because it could cause a leak. Child # 1 did not stop and continued to pour water into the trash. Staff # 1 raised her hand and slapped Child #1 on the upper left arm. 2. Staff # 2 was seated at a table right across from Staff # 1. Staff # 2 stated that they heard and saw Staff # 1 slap Child # 1's upper left arm. Staff # 2 stated that after she witnessed the incident, she looked at Staff # 3 and quietly asked if Staff # 1 hit Child # 1. Staff # 2 stated that Staff #3 said yes. 3. Staff # 3 stated that they heard and saw Staff #1 slap Child # 1's upper right arm. Staff # 3 stated that she walked over to Staff # 2 and asked her if she witnessed the incident. Staff # 3 stated that Staff # 2 said yes. Staff # 3 also stated that Child # 1 looked shocked and appeared as if she wanted to cry. 4. After snack was over, Staff # 1 took a group of children to the playground. Staff # 2 and 3 remained in the classroom with the rest of the children, including Child # 1. Staff # 3 asked Child #1 if Staff # 1 hit her. Staff # 3 stated that Child # 1 replied yes.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 1 has been advised that under no circumstance is physical punishment ever permitted or tolerated.

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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