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Capital Kids Preschool & Learning Center
8758 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 360-3668

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: March 16, 2018

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with center management the requirements for mandated reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect within 24 hours.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing office on 3/13/18. Staff interviews were conducted with staff regarding allegations of forbidden actions of staff flicking a child on mouth with her fingers. The information gathered during this investigation supports the allegations, so the complaint is determined to be valid. If you have any questions you may contact me at mahrukh.aziz@dss.virginia.gov or 571-835-4718.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interview, staff used forbidden actions towards children in care. Evidence: 1. Staff # 1 stated that on 3/9/18 she saw Staff # 2 "flick" Child # 1 on the upper lip. Child # 1 is two years of age. 2. Staff # 1 stated that on 3/8/18 she observed Staff # 2 "bop" Child # 2 on the back of his head with her hand. Staff # 1 demonstrated what she meant by "bop", as similar to a slap on the back of the head. 3. Staff # 1 stated that on 3/8/18 she had also seen Staff # 2 "flick" Child # 3 on the lips with her finger. Child # 3 is two years of age.

Plan of Correction: Upon immiediate notification of this to Director, Staff # 2 was put on leave and subsequently terminated effective 3/9/18.

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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