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Falls Church Montessori
6103 Arlington Blvd.
Falls church, VA 22044
(703) 237-0266

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sawyer (571) 835-0599

Inspection Date: Feb. 15, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
An unannounced investigation was conducted 02/15/2019 in response to a complaint regarding the care and protection of children. During the investigation staff were interviewed, staff and children's files were reviewed and the infant room was observed. The preponderance of evidence does not support the allegations. This complaint has been determined to be not valid. A violation was found that is not related to the complaint. The exit interview was conducted with the owner. If you have any questions pertaining to this investigation, please contact Kimberly.Sawyer@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-180-B
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interview with staff and record review, staff were not capable of carrying out assigned responsibilities. Evidence: 1) Despite documentation of orientation which included training in child abuse and neglect, Staff A, B and C denied receiving the training and denied knowledge of a mandated reporter and the responsibilities of a mandated reporter. 2)Staff A, B and C stated that in the event they witnessed a child being abused by staff they would talk to the staff that was witnessed abusing the child. They did not understand their responsibility to ensure a report was made to the local department of social services in accordance with ? 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia.

Plan of Correction: We will remind staff of the mandated course of action.

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