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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: March 1, 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.

Technical Assistance:
Children and Staff Files should remain at the center at all times. Emergency information for staff and children should be taken on walking trips and field trips.

Comments:
An unannounced focused monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:30 am-11:30am. Children were observed lining up to take a walk at a local public park to play. A selection of staff and children records, evacuation drills, emergency plan, playground safety procedures, physical plant, training 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, the center did not obtain a physical examination for each child before the child's attendance or within one month after attendance. Evidence: 1. Child C began at the center on 11/27/2017 and the center did not obtain a copy of the child's physical examination.

Plan of Correction: Physical examination was requested from the family, will be added to child's record by 03/09/2018.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-D
Description: Based on observation, the current license was not posted in a place conspicuous to the public. Evidence: 1. The expired license was posted on the wall. The current provisional license was placed on the wall once the owner arrived at the center with the license.

Plan of Correction: The license was posted on the wall on 03/01/2018.

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 was still working on developing written procedures for injury prevention.

Plan of Correction: Center is in process of developing written procedures for injury prevention, expecting to finish by 03/09/2018.

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 was working on the injury prevention procedure and did not update it annually based on injuries.

Plan of Correction: Injury prevention procedures will be updated annually based on injuries

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, the children's records did not have complete information. Evidence: 1. Child A (start date 10/19/2016) did not have one parents place of employment and work phone number and one emergency contact address, and 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.. 2. Child B did not have previous child day care and schools attended by the child. 3. Child C (start date 11/27/2017) did not have documentation of the child's physical. 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: Missing information from children's files were requested from parents on 03/01/2018. Expecting to add missing information to files by 3/09/2018.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not include all required information. Evidence: 1. 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. 2. Staff D (DOH 10/2016) was missing the address of a person to be notified in an emergency and written information to demonstrate that the individual possesses the education, orientation training, staff development and experience required by the job position.

Plan of Correction: Missing information from staff records were obtained and added to the records on 03/01/2018

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 D did not have documentation that they received the required training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities.

Plan of Correction: Staff training was complete on 03/01/2018 and documentation was added to staff records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-B
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 and Staff B did not have documentation that they received the required training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities.

Plan of Correction: Training was complete on 03/01/2018 and documentation was added to staff records.

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: Staff and director are in the process of completing the training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based upon observation and 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. When the inspector arrived at 9:30am, there was not at least one staff member on duty who had obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation of children. Staff C arrived at 10:30am and stated she had been gone since 8:30am. Staff C did have daily health observation training within the last three years.

Plan of Correction: The center will make sure all hours of operation are covered by at least one person with DHO training.

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 disinfecting cleaner was found in a high unlocked cabinet on the lower level. 2. A disinfecting cleaner was found on a lower open shelf above the sink in the bathroom on the lower level.

Plan of Correction: Lock will be installed on the cabinet with cleaning supplies and staff will make sure cleaning supplies are kept locked at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based upon observations made, an electrical outlet did not have a protective cover. Evidence: 1. Two electrical outlets near the green shelf on the right on the main level were not covered with a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: Outlets were covered with a protective cover during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on review, the center did not implement a monthly practice evacuation drill and a a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills per year for the most likely to occur scenarios. Evidence: 1. The center documented one shelter in place on 06/15/2017 and did not implement a 2nd shelter in place in 2017. 2. The center documented a monthly practice evacuation drill each month in 2017, except the month of June 2017. 3. The center did not implement a monthly practice evacuation drill in January 2018.

Plan of Correction: Staff will make sure to have proper documentation of all drills conducted at the center.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center is not meeting all requirements when food is brought from home. Evidence: 1. There were 9 lunch bags with food brought from home that were not clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Plan of Correction: Staff at the center will make sure all lunch bags are labeled with child's name and date on a daily basis.

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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