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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: Sept. 16, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.

Comments:
An unannounced inspection was conducted on 9/16/2019, based on a complaint received on 09/11/2019. An inspection of the facility, children and staff records was conducted. An interview with the Director was conducted 9/16/2019 and telephone interviews were conducted with previous staff members on 09/16/2019.
Based upon multiple interviews, the preponderance of evidence supports the allegation, and so the complaint is determined to be valid.
There were no non-complaint related violations noted during this inspection, If you have any questions, please contact me at Tanya.Johnson1@dss.virginia.gov or call me at 571.423.6392.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-6
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on multiple staff interviews, the center failed to ensure that staff were not making verbal remarks, which were demeaning to the children.

Evidence:
Staff member #1 routinely yelled and made demeaning remarks to the children. Staff member #1 was observed and overheard speaking inappropriately to children. Screaming that "we speak English here," to a visibly upset child. Staff members #2, #4, #7 and #8 reported this behavior to Staff member #3.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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