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Greater Mt. Vernon Community Head Start-Gum Springs Glen
7839 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 799-3461

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Dec. 7, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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

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.

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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