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Midlothian Montessori
122 N. Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 794-8661

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: Jan. 17, 2019

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
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Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced renewal inspection on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from approximately 10:10am to 12:58pm to determine the center's compliance with licensing standards. There were 19 children present during today's inspection in the care of three staff and one volunteer. The center's director was present and assisted the inspector throughout the inspection. The children were observed during their morning snack, while a story was being read to them. They were observed taking bathroom breaks and washing their hands. The children were later observed playing in different centers and engaging with their peers and staff. The staff were observed having positive interactions with the children. The center has age and stage appropriate materials and supplies. The following information was reviewed: program activities, supervision, staffing, and interactions with children, daily routines, menu, posted information, drill records, and agency inspection reports. The center's first-aid kit and non-emergency supplies were inspected and found complete. There were five children's records and three staff records reviewed. There are no medications being administered at this time. Violations from the previous inspection were reviewed for correction.

Last Fire Inspection: 10/16/2018
Last Health Inspection: 09/21/2018
Last evacuation drill: 12/05/2018
Last shelter-in-place drill: 09/17/2018 and 05/01/2018

Please complete the 'plan of correction' and 'date to be corrected' for each violation cited on the Violation Notice and return it to me within 5 business days from the date of receipt. Please specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Your plan of correction should contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standards, 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again, and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measure(s).

If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Florence Martus, at (804) 662-9772.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on a review of five children's records on 01/17/2019, the center did not obtain documentation that one child had been adequately immunized before the child attended the center. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Child #3 (DOE: 12/03/2018) did not contain an immunization report. The center shall obtain documentation that each child has received the immunizations required by the State Board of Health before the child can attend the center.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: All overseen by {director/assistant}. Family with missing records of immunizations sent in updated paperwork on 1/18/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-140-A
Description: Based on a review of five children's records and interview on 01/17/2019, the center did not ensure that one child had a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician before the child's attendance; or within one month after attendance. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Child #3 (DOE: 12/03/2018) did not contain a physical examination. 2) During interview, a member of management stated the physical examination report for Child #3 had not been received to date.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: All overseen by {director/assistant}...Child's physical was submitted immediately before next day of attendance on 1/18/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of five children's records on 01/17/2019, the center did not ensure that three children's records contained the required information.

EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Child #3 (DOE: 12/03/2018) did not contain the information for a second emergency contact. 2) The two emergency contacts for Child #4 (DOE: 09/04/2018) did not contain a complete address. The house number and street name were missing from each emergency contact. Each child's record shall contain the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent cannot be reached. 3) The record for Child #5 (DOE: 01/07/2019) did not contain written agreements between the parent and the center as required by 22 VAC40-185-90.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: All overseen by {director/assistant}. Child number 3's parents submitted emergency contact information on date of inspection 1/17/19. Child number 4's parents submitted emergency contact information with full address on date of inspection 1/17/19. Child 5's written agreement was misfiled in another child's file. It was found and put into the correct file on the date of the inspection 1/17/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation at the center on 01/17/2019, the center did not ensure to keep hazardous substances such as cleaning materials in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. If a key is used, the key shall not be accessible to the children. EVIDENCE: 1) During the inspection, the Licensing Inspector observed a bottle of bleach water solution in a cabinet in the Preschool classroom. The key was in the lock and accessible to the children.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: All overseen by {director/assistant}. The key was removed from the lock on site during the inspection. Staff members have been counseled to remove key when not in use.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of three staff records and interview on 01/17/2019, the center did not ensure one staff obtained the results of a fingerprint based background check prior to hire. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Staff #2 (DOH: 01/03/2019) did not contain the results of a fingerprint based background check. 2) During interview, a member of management stated the fingerprint based background check results for Staff #2 had not been returned to date.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: All overseen by {director/assistant}. Employee was counseled on necessary paperwork needed on 1/18/19 and has been given one week to turn in all paperwork. If background checks are not returned, this staff member will be suspended until doing so.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview on 01/17/2019, the center did not ensure the results of a fingerprint based background check were completed for one applicant/licensee, hired prior to January 22, 2018, by September 30, 2018. EVIDENCE: 1) The record for Staff #3 did not contain the results of a fingerprint based background check.

Plan of Correction: Per the Center: All overseen by {director/assistant}. Staff member number 3 was unaware that the fingerprint search submitted in August was not accepted. This staff member immediately resent fingerprint check in on January 18th.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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