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Montessori School of South Riding
25152 Elk Lick Road
South riding, VA 20152
(703) 327-9417

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: Oct. 30, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
VENDSUB-000 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Technical Assistance:
Discussed employees MAT training, upcoming changes to background checks, pending fingerprinting requirements, and updating staff forms.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place between the hours of 10:50am and 1:45pm. At the start of the inspection there were a total of 27 children with 4 staff in one classroom. A total of 5 children?s files and 5 staff files were reviewed. The children were observed serving pumpkin bread that they had made this morning, gardening, sewing, practicing hand writing and other organized activities. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of immunizations for one child. Evidence: Child #1 did not have any immunizations on file.

Plan of Correction: I will send an email to the parents today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of a negative tuberculosis (TB) screening within 21 days of employment for one staff member. Evidence: Staff #4 did not have documentation of a TB screening on file. Interview with staff confirmed that the employee had been working for more than 21 days.

Plan of Correction: We'll make sure we get a TB test.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, children's records did not contain all required information. Evidence: Child #1 file is missing their first date of attendance and the address for their second emergency contact. Child #2 file is missing their first date of attendance and addresses for both emergency contacts. Child #3 file is missing their first date of attendance. Child #4 file is missing their first date of attendance, the address for their first emergency contact and the address and phone number for their second emergency contact. Child #5 file is missing their first date of attendance.

Plan of Correction: I will print a new form with the missing information and email it to the parents requesting the information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not contain all required information. Evidence: Staff #2 file was missing their date of hire and two reference checks. Staff #3 file was missing their date of hire, an emergency contact name and phone number in case of an emergency, and two reference checks. Staff #4 file is missing their date of hire and two reference checks. Staff #5 file is missing their date of hire and two reference checks.

Plan of Correction: I will create a new form for the missing emergency contacts. I will add a date of hire section to our applications. I will create a new template for reference checks.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: There is reptile cleaning materials under the sink in the kitchen area accessible to children. There is a closet stocked with cleaning materials. The key was left in the lock making the materials accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: We will lock it up and take the key out of the lock. This was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, electrical outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: One outlet in the bathroom was missing a protective cover. One outlet next to the refrigerator in the kitchen area is missing a protective cover. Both outlets in the reading nook are missing protective covers. Both outlets near the main entrance into the classroom are missing protective covers.

Plan of Correction: We will buy more covers and we will cover those outlets.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not have their most recent inspection posted. Evidence: The most recent inspection was not posted. The school administrator had confirmed that the notice had been filed away.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure our inspections get posted.

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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