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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: Feb. 4, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Reviewed injury prevention plan requirements and consultation was given on playground surfacing and large room in basement.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal study was conducted. All rooms were in ratio with direct care staff. Rooms are well equipped with Montessori supplies to enhance teaching methods and curriculum. Observed toddlers and two's in choice time, independent snack (string cheese, saltines and cucumbers), toileting and hand washing, outside play time, lunch for preschool children and preparation for rest time. Lunch served today was hamburgers, beans, apples, milk and bread. One emergency medication was on-site with four staff having current Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification. 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 ann.dramstad@dss.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, a newly hired staff does not have a TB screening within 21 days. Evidence: Staff #1 was hired 1/4/2016 and does not have a TB record on-site.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 2 of 4 children's records was incomplete. Evidence: Child #2 was missing documentation of an annual update (8/15) Child #4 was missing allergy/health problem documentation.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on record review, parent agreements are not in 2 of 4 children's records. Evidence: Child #1 and #3 were missing documentation that the parent agrees to pickup an ill child and to notify the center id a household member has a communicable disease.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, cleaning supplies were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: Metql polish was not locked in the first floor classroom area. It was behind a curtain on a high shelf.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation, a staff member purse was accessible to children in the workroom. Evidence: Upon the Inspector's arrival, a teacher's personal purse was sitting on a small table in the workroom area.

Plan of Correction: Purse was moved during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, an outlet was uncovered in the lunch room area. Evidence: The outlet was missing the protective cover.

Plan of Correction: The protective cover was replaced during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-A
Description: Based on observation, a child's hands were not washed immediately after blowing nose. Evidence: Child #5 needed to blow his nose and did not go wash his hands until reminded by the Inspector to help prevent spread of germs.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on record review, an injury report was incomplete. Evidence: 1 of 2 injury reports did not contain a place to complete "Future Action To Prevent Reoccurrence"

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 3 staff did not have a repeat component of the background search. Evidence: Staff #2's Sworn Disclosure Statement expired 12/15 and a new one was not completed prior to expiration

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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