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Montessori Children's House of Loudoun
880 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 421-1112

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Oct. 1, 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.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 12:55pm-3:00pm. There were 63 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 10 staff. The physical plant, 10 staff records, 10 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed playing in the sensory box, playing outside, and napping. Infants were observed moving freely and being held during bottle feeding. Hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was a supply of materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Leah Pagala at leah.pagala@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 537-6757.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure a written record of children in attendance each day was taken.

Evidence: In Room 10, attendance was not taken for 10/1/2019.

Plan of Correction: During inspection, attendance was taken and noted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not have hazardous substances such as cleaning materials in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence:
1) In Room 2, disinfectant wipes were kept on an upper shelf in an unlocked closet. Wet ones were stored on an upper shelf. Potting mix, labeled keep out of the reach of children, were stored in the bottom of an unlocked closet. In a second closet in room 2, spray cleaner were stored on an upper shelf in an unlocked closet.
2) In Room 5, disinfectant wipes were kept in an unlocked cabinet under the sink and a cleaning spray in an unlocked closet.
2)

Plan of Correction: Closets will be locked and we will train staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, staff's personal medication was not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: In Room 2 ,medication was stored in an unlocked closet.

Plan of Correction: The medication was moved to a locked cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, food brought from home was not labeled with the name and date.

Evidence: 3 lunches were observed with no name or date. 1 lunch was labeled with no name.

Plan of Correction: Lunches will be labeled with a name and date.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-A
Description: Based on record review, all persons designated as applicants did not have a sworn statement completed.

Evidence: Applicant 1 does not have a completed sworn statement

Plan of Correction: The sworn statement has been email to the applicant.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, all persons designated as applicants did not have a completed fingerprint based criminal history record check.

Evidence: Applicant 1 does not have a completed fingerprint based criminal history record check.

Plan of Correction: An appointment was made for the applicant. We will send results as soon as possible.

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.

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