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Galilee Montessori School
3928 Pacific Avenue
Virginia beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1034

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: Feb. 1, 2016

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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring visit and facility tour was conducted from 10:50 am-12:40 pm. At the time of inspectors' arrival there were 84 toddler-6 year old children in care with 8 staff members and 2 administrators. Children were observed participating in Montessori activities/instructional time in the classroom, transitioning between activities and hand washing. A sample of 5 children's records and 5 staff records were reviewed. Medications were also reviewed. The director reported that there had been no injury reports since the last inspection. Areas of noncompliance are noted on the violation notice and were discussed with the Director during exit meeting at the conclusion of this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-B
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not have the required annual approval from the health department. Evidence: The last health inspection was dated 10/17/14. The Director noted that they have an inspection scheduled for 2/3/16.

Plan of Correction: The Health Department has been scheduled to perform an inspection on 2/3/16 at 10:45am.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation it was determined that the center did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean and safe condition. Evidence: 1. In the Children's House I classroom there was rabbit feces on the floor around the rabbit hutch adjacent to a table where children were participating in montessori lessons. 2. In the Children's House II classroom there was a roll of plastic garbage bags in the unlocked cabinet next to the sink, presenting potential suffocation hazards. 3. In the Children's House III classroom there was an apple slicer, carrot peeler and 3 loose 1" screws in an unlocked drawer next to the sink, presenting potential injury and choking hazards. All of the above noted areas were accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure that all unsafe materials are inaccessible to children and all areas occupied by children are clean.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation it was determined that the center did not ensure that all hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. In the Children's House I classroom there were containers of disinfectant wipes in an unlocked upper level cabinet. 2. In the Children's House III classroom there were containers of disinfectant wipes, dry erase board, metal polish, fish chemicals and hand sanitizer in an unlocked upper level cabinet. 3. In the Toddler Room there was a container of disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in the bathroom on an upper level shelf. All of the above noted chemicals carried a "keep out of the reach of children" label.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure that all chemicals are locked up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-E
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not have documentation of the required shelter-in-place drills. Evidence: There was no documentation of the two required shelter-in-place drills. The director noted that these drills were performed in April and November 2015 but they were not documented.

Plan of Correction: Director will ensure that all shelter-in-place drills are documented.

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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