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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: May 8, 2018

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)

Technical Assistance:
Inspector reviewed the updated background check regulations with the provider during this inspection.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring visit and facility tour was conducted from 10:35am-11:45am. At the time of inspectors' arrival there were 21 children in care with 4 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-B
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not obtain documentation of additional immunizations once every six months for children under the age of two years. Evidence: The records for the following children did not contain updated immunization documentation: 1. Child #1 the last immunization documentation was dated 8/23/17 prior to the child turning 2 years old 2. Child #2 the last immunization documentation was dated10/21/15 prior to the child turning 2 years old 3. Child #4 the last immunization documentation was dated 4/25/17 prior to the child turning 2 years old 4. Child #5 the last immunization documentation was dated 12/28/16 prior to the child turning 2 years old 5. Child #s 1, 2, 4, and 5 were in care during this inspection.

Plan of Correction: Director will request updated immunization documentation from the parents at pick up.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not ensure that each child had a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician within the required time frame. Evidence: 1. The record for child #3(enrolled 3/7/18) did not contain documentation of a physical exam. 2. The record for child #2(enrolled 9/11/17) did not contain documentation of a physical exam. 3. Child #2 and #3 were in care during this inspection.

Plan of Correction: Director will request documentation of a physical exam from the parents 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's record contained all of the required components. Evidence: 1. The record for child #2 did not contain the addresses for the two required emergency contacts. 2. Child #2 was in care during this inspection.

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

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-90--A
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not have the required written agreements between the parent and the center in each child's record by the first day of the child's attendance. Evidence: 1. The record for child #4 did not contain the required signed written agreements. 2. Child #4 was in care during this inspection.

Plan of Correction: Director will request signature from parent at pickup.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation it was determined the center did not ensure that children under 10 years of age were always within sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: 1. During this inspection 5 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old were observed in the staff office which was out of the sight of staff. The children remained in the office for 3 minutes during this time two children were observed by inspector swinging sharpened pencils at each other and hitting the pencils together. The staff member responsible for these children were unaware that five of the children were in the office at the same time as they had their back to the office while trying to recover materials from under a bookshelf in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: Center staff will ensure that all children are within sight and sound supervision at all times unless the children are in the restroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation it was determined the center did not ensure that all medication was kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: The medication for child #1 was in an unlocked container on a upper level shelf in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: Director will ensure that medications are locked at all times.

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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