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Blue Bird of Alexandria
346 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-2701

Current Inspector: Mahrukh Aziz (571) 835-4718

Inspection Date: April 30, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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:
Consultation was given on the new background requirements for finger printing, a revised Sworn Statement (SDS) for new staff hired after 7/1/2017 and requesting out-of-state Central Registry checks for staff who have lived outside of Virginia within the last five years. The model SDS form is online at VA DSS as well as a link to the Adam Walsh site to assist with out-of-state central registry forms. VA DSS will be paying for initial child care finger print checks until 9/30/2018. Each facility must establish a point of contact with VA DSS. All questions regarding facility codes should be directed to OBI at 804-726-7884. Eligibility letters will be sent out by e-mail and staff may not be hired until the completed letter is received. Please read, review, and respond to all correspondences regarding the fingerprint roll out. Discusses medications, children's records and staff records.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 10:40 am-1:30pm. 126 children were in care with 31staff members present. Children were observed during circle time, going outside to play, eating lunch and taking naps. Infants were observed being held, being fed and engaged in singing activities. 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 or 571-835-4718.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-B
Description: Based on record review, center did not obtain additional immunization records for children under the age of two, every six months. Evidence: Child # 2's record showed that the most recent immunization records obtained by the center were from July 2016.

Plan of Correction: We will ask the parents to bring in the updated shot records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-D
Description: Based on observation and record review, one program leader was supervising more than two assistants. Evidence: 1. In the young toddler classroom, there was only one program leader supervising three assistant teachers. Staff # 1 was listed as the co-teacher in the classroom but her record did not have documentation to show that she was qualified to be another program leader. 2. In the crawlers classroom there was one program leader supervising 5 assistant teachers. Staff # 2 was listed as the co-teacher but her records did not have the documentation to show that she was qualified to be another program leader.

Plan of Correction: We will work on getting the required documents and training for the co-teachers to qualify as program leaders.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-F
Description: Based on observation, medication was not maintained in it's original packaging with the prescription label. Evidence: Emergency medication for Child # 1 was not maintained in it's original packaging with the prescription label.

Plan of Correction: We will get the original packaging from the parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on record review, staff did not complete the sworn disclosure statement (SDS) prior to first day employment. Evidence: 1. Staff # 3 was hired on 4/10/18. 2. Staff # 3's completed the old SDS for when she was hired. She did not complete the new SDS form that went into effect in July 2017.

Plan of Correction: Staff person completed the new form during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, center did not obtain finger printing results for staff prior to employment date. Evidence: Staff # 3's record did not have results of the fingerprinting search to determine whether or not she is eligible to work at the center.

Plan of Correction: Staff # 3 has gone for the fingerprinting and we are waiting for the results. We will contact the licensing inspector to follow up.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, center did not obtain an out of state central registry for staff that has resided outside of the state of Virginia in the last five years. Evidence: 1. Staff #2's was hired on 12/15/14. 2. Staff # 2 has resided outside of Virginia in the last five years. The center did not obtain an out of state central registry for her.

Plan of Correction: We will submit the out of state registry for the staff person as soon as possible.


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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