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Montessori School of Charlottesville
1602 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 295-0029

Current Inspector: Beth Orebaugh (540) 847-9173

Inspection Date: Feb. 21, 2017

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

Technical Assistance:
Areas of the licensing standards discussed/reviewed included: Use of individual cloth towels - licensing standard 22 VAC 40-185-320.B.4. requires that each restroom area provided for children shall be equipped with soap, toilet paper, and disposable towels or an air dryer within reach of children. Use of bar soap - licensing standard 22 VAC 40-185-320.B.4. requires that each restroom area provided for children shall be equipped with soap... and standard 22 VAC 40-185-500.A.1. requires that children's hands shall be washed with soap... The standards do not specify liquid soap so, therefore, bar soap may be used. Please check on health department regulations also, as discussed.

Comments:
Thank you for your time and assistance during the unannounced renewal inspection conducted on February 21, 2017, between the hours of approximately 9:50 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Forty-two (42) children were enrolled and forty-one (41) children were in the care of six staff members during the on site inspection. One additional staff member was present and able to assist, as needed. Three children's records were reviewed and six staff records were reviewed and/or updated. Two children's medications and two children's topical ointments, as well as authorization forms were reviewed. Program activities, daily routines, interactions with children, staffing, supervision, equipment, posted information, agency inspection reports, injury records, emergency supplies and drill records, snack/menu, and both the classrooms and the outdoor playground areas were observed/reviewed. The morning snack included orange slices and string cheese and lunches were provided by the children's parents. The facility was observed to be clean and supplied with a variety of age/stage program specific learning and play materials. Program observation was completed. Activities observed on this date included: children's work cycle in the 3 through 6-year-old classroom; group time in the 2 and 3-year-old classroom (morning greeting, songs/movement activity and story); outdoor play; handwashing and restroom procedures; lunch; naptime and departure/pick-up of children. Staff/child interactions, behavior guidance and daily routines/transitions were observed. Staff members were observed providing attentive supervision during activities and transitions. Previously cited violations were reviewed for compliance; two repeat violations were cited. Refer to the violation notice for exceptions to compliance. Please contact me if you have concerns regarding this inspection, the licensing standards and/or if I may be of assistance to you (540) 430-9262.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review and/or update of six staff records and discussion with staff on February 21, 2017, the program failed to obtain documentation of negative tuberculosis (TB) screenings for two staff members within 21 days after employment.

Evidence:
Review of staff #3 and staff #5's records, on this date, determined that documentation of a TB screening was not included in the records. Staff #3's employment date was 8/20/2016 and staff #5's employment date was 5/26/2016.

Plan of Correction: same as above (same staff members)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review and/or update of six staff records and discussion with staff on February 21, 2017, the program failed to ensure that verification of reference checks and documentation of orientation training were included in three staff records.

Evidence:
1. Review of staff #3, #4 and #5's records, on this date, revealed that documentation of two or more reference checks was not included in the staff records.
3. Review of staff #3 and #5's records, on this date, revealed that documentation of orientation training was not included in the staff records.

Plan of Correction: Staff 3, 4, + 5 given written notice of needed items with due date of March 1, 2017. They have been notified before but follow-up needed.

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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