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Children's House Montessori School
2425 - A North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 276-1360

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: Dec. 4, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:00am-11:50am. There were 85 children (toddlers-5yrs.) directly supervised by 11 staff. The physical plant, 3 staff records, 4 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, and injury reports were inspected. Children were observed practicing for a holiday performance. 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 at or 703-479-4686.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, each staff member did not submit documentation of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) screening no later than 21 days after employment. Evidence: Documentation of a negative TB screening was not observed for Staff A, who was hired September 8, 2015.

Plan of Correction: The doctor will fax by Monday or the staff will go on Tuesday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, one of four children's records reviewed was incomplete. Evidence: Documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age was not observed for Child 3, who enrolled on August 14, 2015.

Plan of Correction: Mom will bring in on Monday.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-4
Description: Based on staff statement, children for whom emergency medications have been prescribed, were not always in the care of a staff member who successfully completed Medication Administration Training (MAT). Evidence: The director stated that a MAT certified staff was not currently employed at the center and five emergency medications were observed on site.

Plan of Correction: I will call Christine today to have done by the 18th.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on direct observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1. A spray bottled labeled "bleach" and a bottle of Windex were observed in an unlocked cabinet in the Sunflower classroom. 2. Clorox wipes and a can of Lysol spray were obsereved in an unlocked cabinet in the Cherry Blossom classroom. 3. A can of air freshener was observed on a high shelf in the girl's bathroom (top floor) with the warning "Keep out of reach of children and pets." A small chair was directly under the shelf that could allow children's access to the can of air freshener. 4. A spray bottle of OdoBan multi-purpose cleaner was observed on a top closet shelf in the Dogwood classroom. The closet does not have a door and is openly exposed to the classroom. 5. A can of Lysol spray was observed in the bathroom cabinet, located above the toilet, in the Dogwood classroom.

Plan of Correction: I will buy lock boxes this weekend or order them.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on medication review, the center did not follow their medication policies and procedures. Evidence: Long-term prescription medications were observed on site for Child 5 and Child 7 without written authorization from the child's physician and parent. An action plan was observed for both children.

Plan of Correction: Mom will sign.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on medication review, children's medications that were dispensed from a pharmacy were not maintained in the original, labeled container. Evidence: Emergency medications observed for Child 5 and Child 6 were observed in a ziploc bag and did not have the original, medication label attached.

Plan of Correction: I will notify the parents today to bring back in the boxes on Monday.

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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