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Montessori Children's House of Loudoun
880 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 421-1112

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Sept. 22, 2015

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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
**Discussed with staff the need to document each child's first day of care and their last day of care, and to ensure that they are differentiating the date in which children were enrolled or admitted into the program.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 11:30am-2:20pm. There were 130 (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 51 staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, lessons, playing outside, waiting for pick-up and eating lunch. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant 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. Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 10 calendar days from today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@dss.virginia.gov) (703)479-4680

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that staff obtain 16 annual clock hours of ongoing training. Evidence: Reviewed 5 staff files and found that Staff 1 only had documentation of 5 hours of annual clock hours.

Plan of Correction: A reminder about required professional hours was sent to all staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, shall be maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: Observed that the playground fencing had a post that was broken, causing a sharp edge and point, creating a potential impalement hazard.

Plan of Correction: The post was replaced on 9/27/15

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: Observed an unlocked cabinet in Room One with Oxivir cleaning agent accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: A reminder was sent to all staff to keep cabinets locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that electrical outlets have protective covers. Evidence: Observed in room 13, 2 uncovered electrical outlets on a side wall, and 1 uncovered electrical outlet on the wall under a coat rack.

Plan of Correction: Outlets were covered on 9/22/15

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the diapering surface was nonabsorbent. Evidence: Observed that the diaper mats in Room 12 and Room 11 had rips/tears on it creating an absorbent surface.

Plan of Correction: New mats were purchased and are now in use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 10 children's injury reports and found that 2 were not documented with the time parents were notified of the injuries.

Plan of Correction: Staff reminded to write actual time on injury reports.

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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