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Metta Montessori School
1012 S. Cleveland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 920-0021

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: July 23, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on re-measuring space to include art room once County zoning completes paperwork, emergency drills to include 12 evacuation drills and 2 shelter-in place drills per calendar year and mulching backyard space.

An unannounced monitoring visit was conducted. Three rooms were in operation and in ratio with direct care staff. Observed children transitioning to circle time, outside play, preparation for lunch and hand washing as well as room activities. Lunch served today was chicken with baked apples, zucchini and squash, watermelon and bread and butter. Three staff have current Medication Administration Training (MAT) with emergency medication on-site. All classrooms are equipped with equipment and supplies that enhance a Montessori curriculum. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. Please sign and date the report and return it to me within 10 calendar days from date of receipt. If you have any questions regarding the inspection, please feel free to contact me. Thank you Ann Dramstad Licensing Inspector 703-314-0860

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, a hazardous substance was accessible to children. Evidence: A large container of floor cleaner was stored in the upstairs bathroom behind the gate in the shower area and was not in a locked place.

Plan of Correction: Cleaner was moved and locked up during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on medication review, authorizations for two medications were missing written parent signatures. Evidence: Authorization forms did not include parent signatures for child #2 and was expired for Child #4. (11/10/2014)

Plan of Correction: Medications were returned to parents and parent asked to replace with forms with signatures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on medication review, center procedures to ensure proper procedures to administer medication were not in place. Evidence: 1. Medication for child #1 was not properly labeled to identify owner and was not returned within 14 days to the parent after the authorization had expired. Based on medication log, medication was not administered June 19, 2015. 2. Medication for Child #2 ws not labeled properly and the medication expired 5/2015. 3. Medication authorization for child #4 did not contain a physician signature for a long term medication.

Plan of Correction: Medication was returned to parents. Medication was not administered on 6/19 because parent requested that it not be given. Medication was returned to parents and informed of expiration. Child #3's medication was also returned to parent and parent asked to replace with proper form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review, monthly evacuation drills were not conducted. Evidence: The center conducted a shelter-in place drill for the months of February and June rather that in addition to the evacuation drills.

Plan of Correction: Fire drills will be conducted even on months when other drills are conducted and will not replace them as assumed.


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