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Montessori School of Charlottesville
631 Cutler Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 295-9055

Current Inspector: Beth Orebaugh (540) 847-9173

Inspection Date: Dec. 14, 2018

Complaint Related: No

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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on December 14, 2018, between the hours of approximately 10:35 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. Forty-five (45) children were enrolled and thirty-nine (39) children were in the care of six staff members during the on site inspection. Two additional staff members were present and assisted, as needed. Five children's records were reviewed and five staff records were reviewed and/or updated. One child's medication and medication authorization form were reviewed. Program activities, daily routines, staff interactions with children, staffing, supervision, equipment, posted information, emergency supplies and drill logs, snack/menu, classrooms and the outdoor playground areas were observed/reviewed. 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; circle time (stories, songs and movement); outdoor play; handwashing and restroom procedures; lunch; naptime and departure/pick-up of children. Staff members were observed providing attentive supervision during activities and transitions, as well as encouraging and supporting children's emerging independence. Previously cited violations (inspection date 5/24/2018) were reviewed for compliance; no repeat violations were cited. Refer to the accompanying Violation Notice for one exception to compliance. Areas of the licensing standards discussed included: storage of cleaning supplies/hazardous substances; maintenance of resilient surfacing on the playground and the need for the program to revise the current emergency evacuation drill and shelter-in-place drill procedures and subsequent documentation process. 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.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on review of program documents (evacuation drill and shelter-in-place drill logs) and discussion with staff on December 14, 2018, the program failed to conduct and/or document monthly practice evacuation drills and a minimum of two shelter-in-place drills per year. Evidence: 1. Review of the program's emergency evacuation drill logs, on this date, determined that monthly practice evacuation drills were not conducted and/or documented in September and November 2018 (classroom AA) and in September 2018 (classroom CC). 2. Review of the program's shelter-in-place drill logs, on this date, determined that two yearly drills were not conducted/documented during the 2017/2018 school year. A shelter-in-place drill was conducted by each classroom on 12/15/2017. 3. Staff #1 confirmed the lack of monthly evacuation drills conducted/documented and the lack of shelter-in-place drills conducted and/or documented for the 2017/2018 school year.

Plan of Correction: A system/plan will be developed and implemented to ensure practice evacuation drills are conducted and documented monthly, in each classroom, and shelter-in-place drills are conducted and documented at least twice yearly, in each classroom. Following development, a copy of the program's plan will be forwarded to the licensing office.


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