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Cornerstone Academy Day Center
2720 Arlington Drive
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 768-9355

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: April 13, 2018

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

Today an unannounced complaint investigation was conducted with Center Director regarding concerns about termination against policy/contract, behavior guidance, and videotaping a child. After carefully interviewing staff and reviewing Center's written parent handbook violations were cited pertaining to these concerns. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-400-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observations and interview with staff, staff were observed not using appropriate behavior guidance constructive in nature to redirecting children to appropriate behavior and resolve conflict. Evidence: Licensing inspector observed staff in the before care program, raising their voices, "yelling across the room" at children, and using a tone that was not appropriate to redirecting children to resolving conflict.

Plan of Correction: Center Director stated that training will be provided to all staff on positive guidance with children .

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on review of policies, and interview, Center did not provide termination policies in writing prior to child's first day of attending. Evidence: A complaint investigation was conducted regarding termination policy and procedures. A review of the Center's parent handbook, did not include the termination policy in writing, and discipline policy to include acceptable and unacceptable behaviors and measures.

Plan of Correction: Center Director stated that a termination policy will be put in place and in writing prior to enrollment and will include behaviors that will and will not be tolerated.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-420-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on review of records and interview with staff, staff failed to inform parent and document disciplinary steps taken in response to persistent behavioral problems. Evidence: A complaint investigation was conducted today to address ongoing behavior concerns for a child. Interview with Staff revealed that ongoing behavioral problems were identified however staff failed to provide documentation of the disciplinary steps taken in response. Staff failed to keep a daily behavior chart for two weeks, after meeting with parent. Center Policy states that "after a conference with the parents, a daily behavior chart will be kept for two week.

Plan of Correction: Staff will document behaviors, meetings, and strategies that are put in place when ongoing behavior problems exist.


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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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