Greater Mt. Vernon Community Head Start-Gum Springs Glen
7839 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746
Inspection Date: Dec. 7, 2017
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
- Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed 240 C with administrator.
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from approximately 11:20am-3pm. There were 36 children in care directly supervised by 15 staff. A sample of 6 children?s records, 6 staff records and 2 medication were reviewed. The children were observed playing, eating lunch, during bathroom procedures and napping. 2 new staff have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the administrator. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C Description: Based on records reviewed, follow up tuberculosis tests weren't available. Evidence: The tuberculosis exam for Staff B did not have a date of completion. There is no way to verify that this screening is valid and with in the mandated time frame of 2 years. There is no other tuberculosis screening on file. Plan of Correction: Staff will get another screening.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A Description: Based on record review, children's records were incomplete. Evidence: 6 of 6 children's records reviewed were incomplete. 1)Children A-F were missing 2 of 2 addresses for their emergency contacts and a signature on the health forms. 2) Children A, B, D, E, and F were missing the employer and employer phone number of both parents. 3) Child C was missing the employer of both parents. 4) Children B, C, and E were missing the father's name, address and phone number. 5) Children A and D were missing the father's address and phone number. Plan of Correction: We will follow up with the parents to get required information.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1) In Room 1, disinfectant wipes and air freshener labeled "keep out of reach of children" was found unlocked on a shelf in the bathroom. 2) In Room 2, all purpose absorbent and disinfectant wipes were found in an unlocked cabinet in the bathroom. A bottle labeled "sanitizer,bleach solution" was found in an unlocked cabinet above the sink. 3) In Room 3, fish food was found on a shelf above the children's jackets. 4) In Room 4, a bottle labeled "sanitizer,bleach solution" was found unlocked on a shelf above the sink. 5) In Room 5, a bottle labeled "sanitizer,bleach solution" was found in an unlocked cabinet above the sink. Plan of Correction: More locks will be purchased. We will make sure cabinets are locked.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3 Description: Based on observation, electrical outlets were not protected with protective covers. Evidence: 1) In Room 1, 1 outlet near the teachers desk wasn't covered with a protective cover. 2) In Room 3, 1 outlet near the teacher's desk and 1 outlet near the shelf close to the entrance wasn't covered with a protective cover. Plan of Correction: We will cover the electrical outlets and remind staff to replace the covers after vacuuming.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M Description: Based on record review, records of minor injuries were incomplete. Evidence: Of 8 minor injury records reviewed: 3 were missing time parent was notified; 5 were missing the future action to prevent injury; 3 were missing signatures; 3 were missing the name of the staff that notified the parent of the injury. Plan of Correction: Make sure staff complete the entire injury log.
Standard #: 63.2-1722-B Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain background checks for the staff. Evidence: Staff A hired 8/21/2017, does not have a a Central Registry Check and a Criminal History Check on file. There is no evidence that these checks have been initiated. Staff B hired 11/28/2016, does not have a Criminal History Check on file. There is no evidence that this check has been initiated. Plan of Correction: They have been done and we will get them from our HR department.
A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.