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Montessori Preparatory School
4811 High St.
Portsmouth, VA 23703
(757) 484-7229

Current Inspector: Trisha Brown (757) 404-2601

Inspection Date: Nov. 2, 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 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 10:02am-11:10am. At the time of inspectors' arrival there were 18 children in care with 3 staff members. Children were observed participating in free play and Montessori lessons, Zumba, transitioning between activities and hand washing. A sample of 5 children's records and 4 staff records were reviewed. The areas of noncompliance are detailed on the violation notice and were discussed with the Director during the exit meeting at the conclusion of this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review it was determined the center did not obtain documentation of immunizations is not required for any child whose (i) parent submits an affidavit to the center, on the form entitled "Certification of Religious Exemption," stating that the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the parent's or child's religious tenets or practices. Evidence: The record for child #4 did not contain the required documentation to support the child not being properly immunized.

Plan of Correction: Director will request this documentation from the parent at pick up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not ensure that each child enrolled has a record that contained all of the required components. Evidence: The record for child #1 did not the first date of attendance, nickname (if any), allergies and intolerance to food, medication, or any other substances, and actions to take in an emergency situation, chronic physical problems and pertinent developmental information and any special accommodations needed and written agreements between the parent and the center as required by 22 VAC40-185-90. Child 31 was in care during this inspection.

Plan of Correction: Director will request this information from the parents at the time of pick up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-C
Description: Based on record review it was determined the center did not ensure that each employee had a repeat criminal history record check before three years since the dates of the most recent criminal history record check report. Evidence: The record for staff #2 did not contain a current criminal history record check.

Plan of Correction: Due to a calculation error the request was not sent for an updated criminal history record check. The request will be sent by 11/3/17.

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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