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Fiore Montessori School
1629 Beulah Road
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 319-2069

Current Inspector: Sheila F Nelson (804) 629-7489

Inspection Date: Feb. 13, 2019

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
Technical assistance was provided regarding frequency of shelter in place drills, requirements for documenting parents' annual review of emergency contact information, and ensuring sight and sound supervision during times children are entering the center and being dismissed.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 9:45am-1:30pm. There were 73 children directly supervised by 11 staff and all classrooms were in ratio. The physical plant and outdoor area, 6 staff records, 7 children?s records, 1 medication, evacuation drills, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in a variety of Montessori activities such as learning geometry using shaped blocks, independently practicing writing, practicing fine motor skills, making crafts, washing dishes, and having outdoor time. Lunch today was ravioli with tomato sauce and fresh basil, peas, cantaloupe, and milk. Positive interactions between children and staff were observed during this inspection. There was an abundant supply of age appropriate materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Morgan Bryson at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 6 staff records reviewed did not contain documentation of a Tuberculosis screening completed within the last two years. Evidence: 1. Staff #1's most recent Tuberculosis screening on file was completed on 9/17/2010.

Plan of Correction: TB test 2/19/19 and results read on 2/22/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 7 children's records reviewed did not contain documentation that proof of identity was verified within 7 days of enrollment. Evidence: 1. Child #2's date of enrollment was 1/28/2019 and proof of identity has not yet been verified.

Plan of Correction: Contacted parent 2/14/19 and parent brought in original 2/21/19.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, medication was not stored in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1. Emergency medication was stored in a red backpack used for emergencies that was hanging at the bottom of the stairs on the lower level of the building. This area was located between the two lower level classrooms (Iris and Tulip) which was open and children were able to freely enter either classroom and the stairway area.

Plan of Correction: Staff moved the medication to a locked area.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, the center did not practice monthly evacuation drills. Evidence: 1. The center did not have documentation indicating an evacuation drill was conducted in December 2018. 2. Staff stated that the December evacuation drill was scheduled on 12/12/2018, however, it was not conducted as many staff were out sick that day.

Plan of Correction: Scheduled drills for the rest of the year and will conduct every month.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, not all children's food brought from home was labeled with the child's name and date. Evidence: 1. 3 lunch boxes in the Iris classroom were not labeled with the child's name or date. 2. 1 lunch box in the Lotus classroom was not dated.

Plan of Correction: Staff reminded to check daily as children arrive.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-A
Description: Based on record review, the center has not ensured that a person designated as a board officer of the sponsoring entity has completed a Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry search. Evidence: 1. Applicant #1 began duties as a board officer in 2010 upon the center's opening. 2. Applicant #1's file does not contain the results of a Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry search.

Plan of Correction: Completed 2/14/19 and mailed in 2/15/2019.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on record review, there is no documentation that out of state Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry checks were initiated for an employee who has resided outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years. Evidence: 1. Staff #5 (Date of Hire: 8/17/2015) indicated on a Virginia Central Registry search signed and notarized on 4/17/2015 that she was currently residing in Maryland. 2. Staff #5 also indicated on the Sworn Disclosure Statement signed on 7/31/2018 that she has resided in Washington, DC within the last 5 years. 3. Staff #5's record does not contain documentation that out of state Central Registry results were obtained from Washington, DC and Maryland.

Plan of Correction: All forms were given to staff members, notarized and mailed.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, a fingerprint-based criminal history background check was not completed for all applicants. Evidence: 1. Applicant #1's record did not contain fingerprint results.

Plan of Correction: Completed 2/15/19 and results are attached.


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