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Daystar Children's Center
6409 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 924-1410

Current Inspector: Nancy Radcliffe (703) 268-3728

Inspection Date: Feb. 9, 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 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed changes to background check requirements and updated staff records with emergency contact information.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place between the hours of 9:50 am and 1:00 pm. At the start of the inspection there were a total of 31 children with 6 staff; all ratios were incompliance. A total of 5 children?s files and 5 staff files were reviewed. The children were observed painting, working on mental sums, playing on the playground and other organized activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-A
Description: Based on observation, children's information was not treated confidentially. Evidence: There is a list of children's allergies posted on the cabinet in the Infant classroom. This information is not covered and is visible to the public.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, proper hand washing was not practiced. Evidence: A teacher in the infant classroom was observed wiping a child's nose. The teacher did not wash her hands after wiping the child's nose.

Plan of Correction: They need to remember. I will remind them.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on observation, medication was kept on site without proper authorization. Evidence: 1. Emergency medication was kept on site for Child #6. The authorization to administer this medication had expired on 11/29/2017. 2. Emergency medication was kept on site for Child #2. The medication expired 1/2018.

Plan of Correction: I will notify the parents tonight when they pick up that they will need to provide new for next week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-520-A
Description: Based on observation, over-the-counter skin products were kept beyond their expiration date. Evidence: There was an over-the-counter skin product for Child #9 in the Preschool classroom that had expired 3/2017.

Plan of Correction: This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not practice monthly evacuation drills as required. Evidence: There is no documentation of a fire drill being practiced during the month of January 2018. The center director confirmed that there was no drilled practiced in January because of the weather.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure we do it.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, two out of five staff records had unsatisfactory sworn disclosure statements. Evidence: Staff #4 completed a subsequent sworn disclosure statement on 9/21/2017. Staff #5 completed a sworn disclosure statement on 1/17/2018. Both staff members have filled out an expired form which does not ask the employee if they have lived outside of the state of Virginia within the last five years. New sworn disclosure statements have been required as of 7/1/2017.

Plan of Correction: I have the new form printed. I need to have all of our staff fill it out.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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