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Children's House Montessori School
2425 - A North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 276-1360

Current Inspector: Mark Davis (804) 629-7103

Inspection Date: Dec. 4, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Consultation was given on the Adam Walsh link to obtain out of state central registry records, daily health training for staff as well as medication authorizations. Children who no longer require an emergency medication should have their record updated and initialed by the parent.

An unannounced renewal study was conducted today from 10:10-12:45. The inspection report was no typed on site today but findings and a plan of correction were reviewed with the facility representative. Five classrooms were present with classed in ratio with direct care staff. Ratios for four classroom follow the balanced mixed age groupings. Children were observed in center activities, independent reading, art enrichment and transition to outside play. Lunch served today was chicken chili with broccoli and cheese salad, bread and butter as well as fruit. Emergency medications are on site. Reviewed emergency preparation for drills, first aid kits, trainings as well as posted maps. Rooms are equipped with age appropriate materials and equipment that support the Montessori curriculum as well as a large playground area for active play. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. If you have any questions regarding the inspection, please feel free to contact me. Thank you Ann Dramstad Licensing Inspector 703-314-0860

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, a staff member's TB documentation submitted is older than 12 months upon hire. Evidence: Staff #2's TB documentation is dated 8/2017 and the staff was hired 10/2018.

Plan of Correction: New TB screening documentation will be obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-J
Description: Based on center management statement, the injury prevention plan is reviewed but no documentation is maintained. Evidence: Center management stated that the injury forms are reviewed several times throughout the year but no documentation with dates and updates to the plan have been recorded.

Plan of Correction: A log with updates (if needed), dates and signature will be maintained moving forward.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 child's record is incomplete. Evidence: Child #1 was missing 2 emergency contact names, addresses and phone numbers.

Plan of Correction: Parents will be contacted today to provide information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-4
Description: Based on review of center staffing record submitted with the renewal application, children who require an emergency medication are not always in the care of a staff member who has current Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification. Evidence: 1. No staff with MAT certification is present from 7:30-9:30 am and from 5:30-5:45.

Plan of Correction: Two additional staff will receive MAT certification as well as adjusting staff hours so a staff is present no later than 8:30 until the two additional staff are trained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation, hot water exceeds the maximum temperature of 120 degrees. Evidence: The Licensing Inspector measured the water temperature with a thermometer and it registered 126 degrees.

Plan of Correction: Center management will contact maintenance and have the water heater temperature lowered to less than 120 degrees.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the first aid kit is incomplete. Evidence: A second triangular bandage was not available for the kit.

Plan of Correction: A second triangular bandage will be purchased today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on a sample of injury forms, the documentation for injury reports is incomplete. Evidence: A sample of 10 injury forms were reviewed. 3 were missing how the parent was notified and 7 were missing the time the parent was notified.

Plan of Correction: The center is having an training in-service on 1/4/2019 and the injury form will be reviewed with all staff.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, a staff member does not have the required out of state central registry form within 45 days. Evidence: Staff #1 documented she lived out of state within the past 5 years and an out of state central registry form has not been obtained within 45 days of employment. (date of hire 6/2018)

Plan of Correction: A central registry request will be sent to comply with Staff #1's residence in the last five years.


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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