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The Goddard School - Leesburg
601 Tavistock Drive, SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 443-6766

Current Inspector: Derek Acosta (703) 554-4995

Inspection Date: March 6, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
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)

Technical Assistance:
Discussion was held on the topics of current enrollment, current staffing, and a review of changes to background checks with regards to expiration dates, new fingerprint checks to be done through Fieldprint of Virginia & Office of Background Investigations (OBI), new sworn disclosure statements, and to obtain CPS checks from other states as listed from the past five years. The roll out for the new fingerprint checks occurred on January 22, 2018. All finger print checks for existing employees and board officers must be started for each according to the established time table and then completed by September 30, 2018. New employees will not be allowed to start until an ?Eligibility Letter? is on file.

The following inspection took place between the hours of 10:30 am through 3:30 pm. Today, I met with the Staff of the Goddard School located in Leesburg, Virginia. At the start of this unannounced monitoring inspection there were a total of 110 children with 15 staff; good ratios in all 8 rooms. A total of 10 children?s files and 7 staff files were reviewed. The children were engaged in the following: story time, art, center activities within the classroom, learning, music, diaper changing, hand washing, lunch, infant feeding, infant feeding, nap time, and other organized activities. If you should have any future questions, please call. Thank you. Charlie Perkins, Licensing Inspector (703) 309-3963

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, 6 of 10 children's files reviewed indicated that not all of the required information was contained within each child's record. Evidence - On the date of inspection (03/06/2018) the following was not available for review: 1. Emergency Contact Information - Child #2 and Child #10 (only 1 of 2 contact's information was complete; Child #6 and Child #8 (the addresses for both contacts were not available). 2. The Proof of Identification was not available for the following: Child #3 (start date - 10/05/2015), and Child #4 (start date - 01/03/2017). 3. Health Information - Child #10 is missing both their Physical and Immunization Page. The start date for Child #10 was listed as 06/28/2017.

Plan of Correction: All missing information shall be obtained and placed on file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-1
Description: Based on observation and interview, a staff person has not obtained certification from the MAT Auvi-Q course. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/06/2018), Auvi-Q medication was observed on site for Child #1. 2. Center Staff stated (during an inspection conducted on the date of inspection) that no staff has yet obtained a certification of completion from the MAT Auvi-Q course.

Plan of Correction: Staff shall be registered for this course.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Equipment in some areas of the center inside and one area outside was not maintained in a safe condition. Evidence - 1. Inside the center - A. Within the Pre-Toddle room, a purple wedge shaped mat, located in the left corner of the room as you walk through the class room door appears frayed with a split in the middle of its side. B. Within the Infant room, some of the mattress covers supplied by the parents were observed to be too tight on three crib mattressess. The mattress sheet appears to buckle the mattress due to its tightness; bowing the mattress. 2. Outside the center: On School-age/Preschool playground - A 5 inch crack was observed on the first step of the playground equipment. This step showed that the cracking was along the edge and may become a snagging point. It was observed to be 1/16 of an inch separated from the metal. This same area was cited previously during an inspection conducted on 03/24/2017.

Plan of Correction: 1A. The purple wedge shall be repaired and/or removed & replaced. 1B. When parents bring in sheets that are too tight, the center shall replace them with extra sheets that are kept unhand. The parents shall be alerted for the need of a new sheet. 2. Maintenance shall be contacted in order to properly address this issue.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-E-3
Description: Based on review, 6 of 10 children's files indicated that the staff did not request at least annually parent confirmation that the required emergency information in the child's record is up to date. Evidence - 1. On the date of inspection (03/06/2018), the following children did not have current verifications that their emergency information was correct: Child #3 (last review dated - 06/03/2015), Child #4 (last review dated - 12/12/2016), Child #5 (last review dated - 07/31/2014), Child # 7 (last review dated - 03/11/2015), Child #8 (last review dated - 02/28/2015), and Child #9 (last review dated - 01/27/2016). 2. These records were reviewed within each child's file.

Plan of Correction: All applicable files shall be reviewed, updated where applicable, and signed & dated to show verification of parent review.


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