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Arlington Montessori House
3809 and 3813 N. Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 524-2511

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: April 24, 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 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.
22VAC40-665 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS & EMERGENCIES

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today between 9:00am and 11:50 am. There were 54 children with 4 staff present. An inspection was completed of the entire physical plant. There were no medication on site. The children were observed engaged in individual, large and small group The were also observed hand washing and eating snack. Snack consisted of broccoli and cheese. Staff/children's records, emergency supplies, evacuation logs, emergency plans and menu's were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance were cited on the Violation Notice. If you have any questions, please contact me at Tanya.Johnson1@dss.virginia.gov or 571.423.6392.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of five children's records, the center did not maintain complete children's records. Evidence: In 5 out of 5 records reviewed, no child's file had documentation of addresses for emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: We will add addresses for emergency contacts to our paperwork.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials will be kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: In Classroom #2 there was a can of Lysol spray on a shelf accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: We will remove it and lock it away.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground, the center failed to maintain the resilient surfacing in all areas of the fall zones of the playground equipment. Evidence: The mulch measure 2-3 inches under the swing.

Plan of Correction: We have another order of mulch ordered .

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-440-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that the rest mats will be identified for use by specific children. Evidence: The rest mats in classroom #1 were not labeled for use by a specific child.

Plan of Correction: We will label mats.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that the first aid kits contained the required supplies. Evidence: 1) The First Aid Kit in Classroom #1 was missing antiseptic cleaner, assorted band aids, a thermometer and an ice pack. 2) The First Aid Kit in Classroom #2 was missing tweezers, adhesive tape, antiseptic cleaner, 1 triangular bandage and an icepack.

Plan of Correction: Will purchase items and place in first aid it.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-780-A-1
Description: Based on review of evacuation log, the center failed to ensure that fire evacuation procedure will be practiced at least monthly. Evidence: There was no documentation of a fire evacuation drill for February, provider stated that they had completed a shelter in place drill and did not know that they also need to do a fire evacuation drill.

Plan of Correction: We will complete 12 fire drill and 2 shelter in place drill each year and document them.

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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