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Montessori of Gainesville - Casa dei Bambini
14130 Glenkirk Road
Gainesville, VA 20155
(703) 754-0946

Current Inspector: Keesha M Minor (540) 340-2672

Inspection Date: July 25, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Inspected the new infant classroom and found that there was sufficient equipment and materials to open the infant classroom, and that the addition of the infant room would not change the overall capacity of the center. The director has requested that the age of the center be changed to 6wks to 12yrs.

An unannounced Monitoring and Modification Inspection was conducted today from 9:30am to 12:10pm. There were 45 (20mos to 8yrs) directly supervised by 12 staff. The physical plant, 7 staff records, 8 children?s records, 1 child's medications and medication authorization records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in lessons, practical life, math, circle time, classroom activities, playing outside and interacting the staff. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was a sufficient supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor ( or 540-340-2672.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that they annually updated the injury prevention procedures based on documentation of injuries and a review of the activities and services. Evidence: Identified through staff statements that they have not completed an injury prevention play review/updated within the last 12 months.

Plan of Correction: Will complete it by July 31st, 2019.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: Observed a chair in Classroom 2 with two bolts on the right side that were exposed and sticking out approximately 1/2 an inch from the the frame of the chair.

Plan of Correction: Removed from the classroom until it can be repaired.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1) Observed in Classroom 2, Clorox wipes in the bathroom; dish soap and hand sanitizer in an unlocked lower cabinet. 2) Observed in Classroom 1, arm and hammer baking soda on a shelf; antibacterial hand soap marked keep out of reach of children on the counter, and dish soap marked keep out of reach of children in an unlocked cabinet.

Plan of Correction: Corrected at the time of the visit

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the diapering surface was nonabsorbent. Evidence: Observed in the infant classroom a diapering pad that had tears on the left and right corners causing in the internal, absorbent materials to become exposed.

Plan of Correction: Will be replaced before use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that written records of children's injuries are maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed approximately 15 injury reports and found 5 that did not have documentation of the time and date parents were notified of the injury. Some of the forms were checked "cubby mail" and "N/A" was written on the time and date of parent notification.

Plan of Correction: Will switch to an online form that has the date and time parents are notified of the child's injury.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that when food is brought from home it is labeled with the child's name and dated. Evidence: Observed a number of children's lunch boxes and found 9 that did not have the current date.

Plan of Correction: Will correct today.


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