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Maria Teresa's Babies Early Enrichment Center
825 23rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-2229

Current Inspector: Brenda Kuhlman (703) 304-9609

Inspection Date: April 20, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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:
During the inspection, the licensing representative discussed with center director central registry results needed for 2 new hires within the next 2-3 weeks. New staff will also need tuberculosis screenings within the next 1-2 weeks. 1 staff will need 16 annual training hours documented by 6/4/18. 1 child's record will also need an annual update by 5/1/18. The center has received their facility code and has begun fingerprinting per the new background check guidelines.

An unannounced renewal study was conducted today from 11:20am-3:00pm. A total of 53 children were observed in the care of 15 staff present. Children were observed transitioning from outdoor play, to toiletng, handwashing , lunch and naptime. There were an abundance of toys and supplies for children to play with. Nurturing interactions were observed between staff and children in care. Children were also observed interacting with staff in Spanish to meet the goal of the program's Spanish immersion initiatives. Areas of noncompliance are noted on the violation notice. If you have any questions, please contact me at or 571-835-5505. Thank you for your cooperation.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on a review of records, the record for 1 child under the age of two years old was missing documentation of additional immunizations every six months. Evidence: The most recent immunization record available for Child #3 [14 months old] was obtained 2/4/2017.

Plan of Correction: We will request the information from the parents again.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review, 3 out of 6 staff records did not include the required information. Evidence: The records for Staff #1, #2 and #3 were missing documentation of 2 or more references before employment. The records for Staff #2 and #3 were also missing emergency contacts' information, and written information to demonstrate that the individuals possess the education and experience required by the job position.

Plan of Correction: We will add the information to the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-A
Description: Based on a review, the center did not maintain a written record of daily attendance. Evidence: There was no record of daily attendance for 1. Classroom B during the week of April 16-20, 2018. 2. Classroom E for April 11th, 12th, 13th or 16th, 2018.

Plan of Correction: I will talk to the teachers and have the information added; Moving forward I will also follow up behind teachers every week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on a review of records, 2 out of 6 staff members did not receive the required training by the end of their first day of assuming their job responsibilities. Evidence: The records for Staff #2 [date of employment: 4/17/2018] and Staff #3 [date of employment: 4/9/2018] were missing documentation of receiving the required orientation training as it pertains to their job responsibilities, the center's policies and procedures, reporting child abuse and neglect, playground safety and confidential treatment of children's information.

Plan of Correction: We will add this information to the record.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on a review of records, documentation of the required 16 hours of annual training was not available for 1 staff member. Evidence: The record for Staff #5 [date of hire: November 2013] was missing documentation of the required 16 hours of annual training and development since hire.

Plan of Correction: The staff member has participated in training. We will document all training moving forward.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: 4 cleansers were observed in an unlocked upper cabinet.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on review of staff records and observations, a staff member who meets qualifications as a program lead was not regularly present in each grouping of children. Evidence: A lead qualified staff member was not present in 3 out of 6 classrooms.

Plan of Correction: There were emergencies and 2 lead teachers are absent but we have plenty of staff available.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not follow procedures to prevent the use of outdated medication. Evidence: An emergency medication for Child #4 expired March 2018.

Plan of Correction: We will ask the parents to bring in a new medication.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, medications were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: Medications were stored in an upper cabinet that was unlocked at the time of inspection.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of records, the record for 1 staff member who has resided outside of the state of Virginia was missing results of a central registry check from that state. Evidence: Staff #5 disclosed on a sworn statement signed on 1/9/18 that they have resided in the District of Columbia. There were no results of a central registry requested.

Plan of Correction: We will send in the request as soon as possible.


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