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Falls Church Merrifield Preschool
8111 Gatehouse Road, Suite 120
Falls church, VA 22042
(571) 405-6267

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: Jan. 31, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
Sworn Disclosure Statements changed on July 1, 2017 to determine whether a person has lived outside of this state in the last 5 years. If the applicant lists they have, a background check needs to be conducted in the state they resided in.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted today at 935 AM. The Inspector observed three class, interviewed staff, checked records, and reviewed medication procedures. Staff were interviewed about cleaning practices and staff stated they use a dishwasher twice a day to disinfect toys. Staff stated toys and chairs are disinfected but done separately. Ratios were in compliance today and groups were engaged in Math activities, story time, and free movement. Please call with questions 703-479-4679

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined staff in the toddler class did not washing their hands after wiping a child's nose. Evidence: 1. Staff were observed wiping two different children's noses. The staff used hand sanitizer after using a tissue on each child.

Plan of Correction: I will remind staff to wash hands with soap and water.

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.

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.

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