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Crystal City Children's Center
3650 S. Glebe Road, Suite 170
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-2770

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: Dec. 6, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on the new background requirements for finger printing, a revised Sworn Disclosure Statement for new staff hired after 7/1/2017 and requesting out of state Central Registry checks for staff who have lived outside the State of VA within the last five years. The model SDS form is online at VA DSS as well as a link to the Adam Walsh site to assist with out of state central registry forms. VDSS will be paying for initial child care fingerprint checks until 9/20/18. Each facility must establish a point of contact with DSS. Please read, review and respond to all correspondences regarding the fingerprint roll out.

An unannounced monitoring visit was conducted today from 10:15-12:30. All rooms were in ratio with direct care staff. Observed children on the outside play ground area, interacting with teachers, Spanish enrichment, center and work time, diapering, infant care, hand washing and preparation for lunch. Lunch served today was spaghetti and meatballs, spinach salad, fruit and milk. Emergency medications were on-site with multiple staff having Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. If you have any questions regarding the inspection, please feel free to contact me. Thank you Ann Dramstad Licensing Inspector 703-314-0860

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on center management statement, 2 references are missing documentation for a staff member. Evidence: Staff #1 was hired 9/23/2017 and did not have 2 reference checks in her personnel file. Center management stated the references had been completed but were not on-site.

Plan of Correction: Reference documentation will be placed in staff file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, 2 bottles of belach solution were npt kept in a locked place. Evidence: Bottles in Toddler Room I and II were stored in unlocked cabinets (above the counters) during the inspection

Plan of Correction: Teacher locked both cabinets during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on medication review, 2 medications were on-site with expired parental authorizations. Evidence: Two medication authorizations for child #1 expired 4/2017

Plan of Correction: Forms will be given to the paent to complete.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: 1. Based on medication review, two medications were on-site with expired physician authorizations as required for medications on-site longer than 10 days. Evidence:Medication authorizations signed by the physician had expired 4/2017. 2. Based on medication review a medication had expired. Evidence: An over the counter medication for child # expired 8/2017.

Plan of Correction: 1. New authorization forms will be updated 2. A request will be made for the parent to provide new OTC medication


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.