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ChildSpace Learning Center
2721 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
(571) 429-3082

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: Jan. 3, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 9:35am-1:30pm. At the time of entrance,15 children were in care with 3 staff members present. Children were observed during snack time, reading books with a librarian, children had music with music for life, engaged in group activities, outdoor play time, lunch time and nap. The center is clean. A selection of staff and children records and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Stacy.Doyle@dss.virginia.gov 571-835-0386.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on review, one of five children's records did not have a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician within one month of attendance . Evidence: 1. Child C (start date 11/27/2017) did not have a physical examination within one month of attendance.

Plan of Correction: I will ask the parent for a copy.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-I
Description: Based on interview, the center did not develop written procedures for injury prevention. Evidence: 1. The director stated she did not have written procedures for injury prevention.

Plan of Correction: I will create one.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on interview, injury prevention procedures were not updated at least annually based on documentation of injuries and review of activities and services. Evidence: 1. The director stated she did not have an injury prevention procedure and did not update it annually based on injuries.

Plan of Correction: I will add it and review the injuries from the past year.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-K
Description: Based on interview, the center did not develop written playground safety procedures. Evidence: 1. The director stated she did have playground safety procedures, but could not find it to show the inspector.

Plan of Correction: I will find it.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the children's records did not have complete information. Evidence: 1. Child A did not have one parents place of employment and work phone number. 2. Child B did not have previous child day care and schools attended by the child. 3. Child C (start date 10/19/2016) did not have documentation that the parent had a annual review and confirmation that the required information in the child's record was up to date. 4. Child D did not have first date of attendance recorded. 5. Child E did not have both parent's phone numbers, and two emergency contact addresses.

Plan of Correction: I will ask the parents for the information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not include all required information. Evidence: A. Staff A (DOH11/01/2017) and Staff B (DOH 10/16/2017) were missing name, address, verification of age, job title, date of employment, name, address and telephone number of a person to be notified in an emergency and two references, written information to demonstrate that the individual possesses the education, orientation training, staff development and experience required by the job position.

Plan of Correction: I will obtain all required information and put it in the file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review, staff did not receive the required training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: 1. Staff A, Staff B and Staff C did not have documentation that they received the required training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities.

Plan of Correction: I will make I get the documentation in their file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-B
Description: Based on review, staff were not provided in writing by the end of the first day of supervising children with the information listed in 22VAC40-185-420 A. Evidence: 1. All Staff did not have documentation that the information was provided.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure the staff are provided the information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on review, program directors and staff did not complete 16 hours of staff development activities. Evidence: 1. Staff C and Staff D did not have documentation that 16 hours of staff development had been completed.

Plan of Correction: We will complete the training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based upon interview, there was not at least one staff member on duty who has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation of children. Evidence: 1. The owner stated that she did not have anyone that has obtained the training.

Plan of Correction: I will complete the training and get documentation that it has been completed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning and sanitizing materials were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. A container of disinfecting wipes were placed on top of the sink in the classroom and were not kept locked. 2. A container of disinfecting wipes and a spray cleaner were found in an unlocked cabinet on the lower level.

Plan of Correction: I will add a lock to the cabinets and make sure the cleaners are kept in the cabinets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based upon observations made, an electrical outlet did not have a protective cover. Evidence: 1. One electrical outlet was not covered near the green cabinet, one outlet was not covered near the door to go downstairs, one outlet was not covered at the bottom of the stairs.

Plan of Correction: I added the outlet covers during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-A
Description: Based on interview, the center did not have an emergency preparedness plan that addresses staff responsibility and facility readiness with respect to emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place. Evidence: 1. The director stated the center has an emergency preparedness plan, but could not find a copy to show the inspector.

Plan of Correction: I will get a copy.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on interview, the center did not maintain a record of the dates of the practice drills for one year. Evidence: 1. The director stated that practice drills were completed, but could not find the documentation of dates of the practice drills.

Plan of Correction: The documentation will be put in a file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center is not meeting all requirements when food is brought from home. Evidence: 1. 5 lunch bags had food brought from home and were not clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Plan of Correction: I will remind the parents to name and date the lunch bags and the teachers will also check them in the morning.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on review, a sworn statement or affirmation was not completed prior to the first day of employment at the facility. Evidence: 1. Staff B did not have a sworn statement in the staff file and the director stated the employee started on 10/16/2017.

Plan of Correction: The director had Staff B fill it out immediately.

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.

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