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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: Sept. 27, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Licensing inspector discussed posting requirements for the license and the inspection notice, follow up of our last meeting, and requirements for the files of children and staff.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from approximately 1:15pm-3:30pm. There were 68 children in the direct care and supervision of 10 staff. A sample of 5 children?s records, 5 staff records, and 2 medications were reviewed. The children were observed during nap time. The center has painted the doors of the classroom and was in the process of re-posting the names of each classroom. Two new staff have been hired since the last inspection. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. The exit interview was conducted with the owner. If you have any questions, contact

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, a child's record was missing the following required information.

Child B was missing an employer phone number of the parent.

Plan of Correction: I will email the parent for the information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-80-A
Description: Based on interview and observation, the center did not keep a written record of children in attendance each day.

1. A written record of children in attendance was not kept on September 25th 2019.
2. Staff A stated that there were 25 children in attendance on 09/25/2019 but the written record of attendance reflected 16 children.

Plan of Correction: We have reminded parents to sign their children in, we will fill in the attendance

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on record review, staff who work directly with children did not annually attend 16 hours of staff development activities that shall be related to child safety and development and the function of the center.

Staff B attended 13.5 hours of annual training for the 2018-2019 school year. Staff B was hired in 2017.

Plan of Correction: We have reminded Staff B of the due dates of training's required. We will make sure she gets 16 hours this year.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation, two purses were accessible to children.

1. A purse in the located in the "Kindergarten" room on the second floor of the facility was found on a shelf near the wooden maps.
2. A purse was located in the "Montessori 1" room on top of a shelf near the childrens bags.

Plan of Correction: Staff were notified by inspector and this was corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-E
Description: Based on observation, medication was not labeled with the dosage amount and the time or times to be given.

The medication of Child A was not labeled with the dosage amount and the times to be given.

Plan of Correction: We will complete this in one weeks time.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, medication was not kept in a locked place.

Medication was found unlocked in a high cabinet located in the "Toddlers" room.

Plan of Correction: Licensing inspector informed staff and staff corrected this during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on observation, an authorization for a medication was expired over 14 days and not picked up by parent or disposed of by the center.

The medication authorization form was expired over 14 days and the medicine had not been discarded.

Plan of Correction: We will ensure the correct authorization form is used. If short term, we will dispose/return medication according to timeline.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review, an employee of a licensed facility did not have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment.

Staff B did not not have central registry finding at the time of inspection.

Plan of Correction: She has it and we will find the document.


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