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Creative Play School I
845 N. Howard Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 751-3388

Current Inspector: Stacy Doyle (571) 835-0386

Inspection Date: March 20, 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 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:30 am-12:30pm. At the time of entrance, 67 children were in care with 10 staff members present. Children were observed during snack time, circle time, dancing to music, finger painting, writing skill activities, and working on a group art project. A selection of staff and children records, medications 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 #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, equipment of the center inside were not maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. In the Four Year old classroom, a knob on the front of the pretend oven was broken off and sharp and a handle on the pretend refrigerator was loose and needs to be tighten.

Plan of Correction: The pretend over and refrigerator were removed from the classroom to either repair or replace.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. In the Four year old classroom, a bottle of febreze air freshner was sitting on a shelf near the classroom door and was not kept in a locked place. 2. In the bathroom connected to the Four year old classroom, a spray bottle of disinfectant was on a high shelf and was not kept in a locked place.

Plan of Correction: Both cleaning products were moved to a locked place immediately. .

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to cover all unused electrical outlets accessible to children under five years of age with child resistant protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the four year old classroom, one unused electrical outlet near the widow was not covered with a protective cover.

Plan of Correction: The outlet was covered immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not have children wash hands with soap and running water or disposable wipes after eating meals or snacks. Evidence: 1. In the four year old classroom, the children were observed eating breakfast. After finishing their meal, they went directly to the floor for circle time and did not wash their hands with soap and water or disposable wipes.

Plan of Correction: I will remind the teachers to make sure the children wash their hands before and after eating snacks or meals.

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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