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Maria Teresa's Babies Early Enrichment Center
825 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-2229

Current Inspector: Brenda Kuhlman (703) 304-9609

Inspection Date: Dec. 19, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
During the inspection, licensing representative discussed with center administrators topical creams, annual review of children's records, updates to background procedures, immunizations for children younger than 2 years of age and staff training.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 11:00am-2:00pm. At the time of entrance, 43 children were in care of 15 staff members present. Children were observed during outdoor play time, transitions to indoor activity play, lunch [rice, ground beef, vegetables and milk] and naptime. Infants were observed during diapering and while staff sang nursery rhymes. Positive interactions between staff and children were observed in all classrooms. A selection of 5 staff and 5 children records, medications and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at or 571.835.5505.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of records, 4 of 5 children's records did not contain the required information. Evidence: 1. The records for Child #1 and #5 were missing parents' work phone numbers. 2. The records for Child #3 and #4 were missing addresses for emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain the information from the parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on a review of records 1 of 5 staff did not have documentation of the required 16 hours of annual training. Evidence: At the time of inspection, the record for Staff #2 [date of hire: 10/30/2016] did not have documentation of annual training since date of hire.

Plan of Correction: She will take the training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based on a review of records, there was no staff on duty at the time of inspection with current training in daily health observations of children [within the past three years]. Evidence: The most certificate in daily health observations was obtained 8/20/2014 [by Staff #3]. Updated training was needed on/by 8/20/2017.

Plan of Correction: We will complete the training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, cleaning supplies for diapering were not kept inaccessible to children. Evidence: A bottle of cleaner was observed on a cubby - accessible to 1-2 year old children.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection. We will make sure it remains inaccessible to the children in care.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, electrical outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: 3 outlets throughout the program space [in 2 classrooms and 1 in a restroom used by 3-5 year olds] were missing outlet covers.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation, there was not at least one staff member qualified as a program leader in each grouping of children. Evidence: There was no lead qualified staff in 4 of 6 groupings of children/classrooms.

Plan of Correction: We are in the process of supporting staff to become lead qualified.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-H
Description: Based on observation, cribs did not meet the stated requirements. Evidence: A crib occupied by Child #7 was manufactured 12/5/2009. Documentation was not available to verify compliance with recent Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.

Plan of Correction: We will use one of our extra cribs that meet the product safety standards.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review, written authorizations were not maintained for the center to administer a prescription medication. Evidence: The medication authorization for a emergency medication [on site] expired 9/9/2017. [Child #6]

Plan of Correction: We will request that parent obtain updated authorization today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on a review of records, 1 staff employed after July 1, 2017 did not have documentation of completing the new sworn disclosure statement that requests disclosure of out of state residences within the past five years. Evidence#: Staff #4 [date of hire: 8/29/2017] did not completed the required updated sworn statement form.

Plan of Correction: I will have the staff member complete the new form today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on a review of records, 1 staff did not have documentation of a criminal history record check within 30 days of employment. Evidence: The record for Staff #1 [date of rehire: 10/5/2017] was missing results of a criminal history check.

Plan of Correction: I will contact the Virginia State Police for an update on status of report.


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