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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: Aug. 6, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Standard requiring 16 hours of training annually.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 11:30 am until 3:00pm. There were 16 children present with 3 staff members. The children were observed on the playground, eating lunch, hand washing and preparing for nap. Lunch consisted of Chicken Chili, broccoli and cheese salad, bread and butter, banana and milk. The physical plant, children's records, staff records, emergency plans, evacuation drill logs, menu's, injury reports and annual update and emergency supplies were inspected. No medications were on site. Areas of non-compliance are cited in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions, please contact me at Tanya.Johnson1@dss.virginia.gov or call me at 571.423.6392.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of 3 children's records, the center failed to maintain up to date records for children enrolled. Evidence: Child #4's record does not have documentation of an address for the first emergency contact or name, address or phone number for the second emergency contact.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure emergency information is in place.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on a review of 4 staff records, the center failed to ensure staff training on Recognizing child abuse and neglect and the legal requirements for reporting suspected child abuse as required by ???? 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia. Evidence: No staff file contained documentation of training "Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure all staff receive training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-5
Description: Based on review of 4 staff records, the center failed to ensure that there will always be at least one staff member on duty who has obtained within the last three years instruction in performing the daily health observation of children. Evidence: No staff file contained documentation of instruction in performing the daily health observation.

Plan of Correction: I will have adequate staff trained on daily health observation.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on inspection, the center failed to maintain areas and equipment of the center inside and outside in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) There is a slat loose on the playground with an exposed nail that could entangle clothing or skin. 2) The paint is chipped on the wall in the nap room.

Plan of Correction: I will have slat repaired. The walls will be inspected and repaired after summer session.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on inspection, the center failed t ensure that electrical outlets will have protective covers that are of a size that cannot be swallowed by children. Evidence: In the classroom, there were 2 outlets without protective covers.

Plan of Correction: I will replace today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on inspection of the playground, it was determined that the mulch under and around play equipment was not resilient. Evidence: 1) The mulch on the the playground is 1 1/2 to 3 inches deep on the playground. 2) There is a large clump of dirt under a climbing structure that is visible and has no resilient surfacing on it.

Plan of Correction: Will check depth of mulch and will redistribute to all areas of playground.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-E
Description: Based on inspection, the center failed to ensure that the sandbox will be covered when not in use. Evidence: During the inspection, the sandbox was not covered.

Plan of Correction: We will cover sandbox when not in use.

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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