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MINE, ME & US MONTESSORI SCHOOL
2470 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 808-3838

Current Inspector: Sara Hutton-Tallman (276) 608-3749

Inspection Date: March 18, 2019

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
3/18/2019 Arrived 10:00am Departed 12:50 pm
An unannounced renewal study inspection was conducted today.
There were 53 children in care with 15 staff and one administrator.
Children were observed eating, resting and actively playing.
Previous violations, five children's files and 15 staff files were reviewed.

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Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on the review of five children's records the facility failed to ensure that all written information is complete on the enrollment form. Evidence: 1. Three of five children's records reviewed do not contain information about chronic health conditions or allergies.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School reviewed all the children?s files for allergy information and corrected forms as needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on a review of the inspection documents, the facility failed to have an annual fire inspection. Evidence: 1. The last report is dated 7-14-17.

Plan of Correction: The head of school has called two times to ask for an inspection. The fire inspection was completed on March 29, 2019

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on the tour of the classrooms, the facility failed to ensure that all hazardous substances are kept in a locked area. Evidence: 1. The licensing inspector observed a spray bottle labeled 'bleach solution' under the sink in the infant room. The cabinet door was not locked. 2. The licensing inspector observed a bottle of Clorox in the shower in the bathroom near the main entrance.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School reiterated to the teachers to keep all cabinet doors locked at all times-even when they are using the bleach spray. The bottle of Clorox used for cleaning the teacher-only bathroom was locked up in a cabinet in the teacher-only bathroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on the tour of the infant room, the facility failed to ensure that all staff follow hand washing procedures. Evidence: 1. A staff member washed her hands after diapering a child. She used a yellow rag, instead of a paper towel, to dry her hands.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School reviewed proper hand washing procedures with the staff and put paper towels in the classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on the tour of the infant room, the facility failed to ensure that all staff follow diapering procedures and that all diapering surfaces are nonabsorbant. Evidence: 1. Staff used their hands to open the red and white pails after diapering. 2. Two diapering mats are torn in the infant room.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School retrained the infant staff on heathy and safe diapering procedures and reminded them to use the pedals at the base of the trash cans to open them. The Head of School replaced the damaged diapering pads with new ones the day after the VDSS inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that all medication is labeled with the child's name. Evidence: 1. There is no child's name on a bottle of Benedryl liquid.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School reviewed medication policies and gave the Benedryl liquid back to the child?s parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on a review of documentation, the facility failed to ensure that there is written permission for all medications. Evidence: 1. There is no written authorization from the physician on file for an ongoing prescription for an emergency medication for child #6.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School requested from the parents a doctor?s signature for the Epipen.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on a tour of the building, the facility failed to ensure that all medication is locked. Evidence: 1. In the infant room the LI observed that there is an Avui-Q auto injector for a child in care in a cabinet that is not locked. 2. In the walkers' room there is an Epipen for a child and a staff member's bottle of over-the-counter medicine in a cabinet that is not locked.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School provided a locked medication box for each classroom to house the Epi-pens and will provide any further classrooms with locked medication boxes as needed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on observation the facility failed to ensure that medication which is no longer needed is returned to the parents or discarded. 1. There is a bottle of Motrin in the medication storage which was administered in November 2018 and is no longer needed. 2. There is a bottle of Benedryl on site for a child who is no longer in care.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School reviewed medication policies and gave the Benedryl liquid and Motrin back to the children?s parents.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on a tour of the building, the facility failed to ensure that all emergency items are available in each floor of each building. Evidence: 1. There is no flashlight or radio available in building #2.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School furnished a battery-operated radio and a flashlight for the first aid kit in building #2.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on a tour of the building the facility failed to ensure that all emergency maps are posted. Evidence: 1. There is no emergency escape map or procedures posted in the CASA room.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School created an emergency escape map for the classroom and hung emergency procedures in every classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on the review of 15 staff records, the facility failed to obtain all required background checks for employees. Evidence: 1. There are no VA Central Registry results on file for staff #9 and 11.

Plan of Correction: One Central Registry background check arrived in the mail the day after the VDSS inspection. The Head of School mailed the other background check the day of the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on the review of 15 staff records, the facility failed to obtain all required background checks for employees. Evidence: 1. There are no fingerprint background checks on file for staff #2, 6.

Plan of Correction: The Head of School instructed the two employees to make an appointment to get their fingerprint background checks done the day of the VDSS inspection. The results were returned within three days.

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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