Children's House Montessori School
2425 - A North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860
Inspection Date: April 15, 2015
Complaint Related: No
- Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
- Technical Assistance:
Discussed with the center director to include the name of the person who conducts reference checks on the staff reference form and ensure that children's medication authorization forms include the accurate name of the medication.
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 9:40am-11:30am. There were 92 children (toddlers-5yrs.) directly supervised by 12 staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, and emergency supplies were inspected. Children were observed playing on the playground, participating in art class, working independently in classroom areas, and preparing for snack. There was an abundant supply of materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Erika Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 703-479-4686
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening no later than 21 days after employment for staff. Evidence: Documentation of a TB screening was not observed for Staff A, who was hired February 23, 2015. Plan of Correction: Annual physical was conducted in early December. Request to complete physical form was made on March 28 and April 15, 2015.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A Description: Based on record review, staff did not receive training in recognizing child abuse and neglect by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: Documentation of child abuse and neglect training was not observed for Staff A (hired February 23, 2015) and Staff C (hired October 24, 2014). Plan of Correction: Staff A & C will take the training.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B Description: Based on direct observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: A container of Lysol spray, Lysol wipes and a spray bottle labeled "bleach" were observed in an unlocked cabinet in the Cherry Blossom classroom. Plan of Correction: Move items to larger closet.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4 Description: Based on direct observation and staff interview, there was not one staff member for every 10 children from three years to five years of age. Evidence: Upon arrival to the Sunflower classroom, a total of 23 children were observed being supervised by 2 staff. A third staff member and another child entered the room at 9:50am, approximately 2 minutes after the Licensing Inspector's (LI) arrival. Staff interviews confirmed that the teacher had left the room to get some glue. Plan of Correction: Staff will take 2 children with them to get glue.
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M Description: Based on record review, written records of children's injuries were incomplete. Evidence: The time in which the parent was notified and the future action to prevent the recurrence of the injury were not observed documented on two of five injury records reviewed. Plan of Correction: Time will be listed on all forms.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1 Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of an original criminal history record background check within 30 days of employment for staff. Evidence: Documentation of the original criminal history record background check was not observed for Staff A, who was hired February 23, 2015. A copy of the form was observed in the file, but the original form had not been obtained. Plan of Correction: Waiting on State Police.
Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2 Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of an original search of central registry background check within 30 day of employment for staff. Evidence: Documentation of the original search of central registry background check was not observed for Staff A, who was hired February 23, 2015. The form was observed in the file, which had been returned to the center for corrections. Plan of Correction: Waiting on State Police.
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