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Montessori School of Charlottesville
1602 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 295-0029

Current Inspector: Beth Orebaugh (540) 847-9173

Inspection Date: Oct. 25, 2019

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
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Thank you for your time and assistance during the unannounced monitoring inspection conducted on October 25, 2019, between the hours of approximately 10:20 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. There were 48 children enrolled and 39 children present in three classrooms and in the care of seven staff members. One additional staff member was present and able to assist, as needed. Five children's records and five staff records were reviewed. Two children?s medications and authorization forms were reviewed. Refer to the accompanying violation notice for exceptions to compliance. All three classrooms were toured and observations were made in two of those classrooms. The facility was observed to be clean and supplied with a variety of programmatic specific learning and work materials. Some items reviewed/observed: children's work cycle in the primary classrooms, circle time, snack, outdoor play, fire drill, lunch, supervision, interaction with children, bathroom procedures, posted information, emergency supplies, first aid kit, documentation of evacuation and shelter-in-place drills, and naptime.

Please contact me if you have concerns regarding this inspection, the licensing standards and/or if I may be of assistance to you (540) 280-0742.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review of five staff files and verification from the Administrator, the center failed to obtain documentation of an updated tuberculosis (TB) screening for one staff within two years of the most recent screening.

Evidence: 1. Staff #2?s tuberculosis screening was dated 03/03/2017.
2. The Administrator verified that the staff did not obtain an updated TB.

Plan of Correction: The staff will obtain an updated TB screening as soon as possible. In the future, all staff will obtain updated TB screenings every two years.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children?s files and confirmation from the Administrator, the center failed to ensure that all required information was obtained and in the children?s files.

Evidence: 1. Child A?s file did not contain a phone number for one emergency contact.
2. Child D?s file did not contain addresses for both emergency contacts.
3. Child E?s file did not have an address for one emergency contact.
4. The Administrator verified that Child A, Child D, and Child E?s files were missing complete addresses and/or phone numbers for emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The information missing in the children's files will be obtained by Wednesday. All children's files will be checked to ensure all required information is present.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on review of two medication records and verification with the Administrator, the center failed to have physician?s authorization for one long-term over-the-counter emergency medication.

Evidence: 1. The paperwork for Child 2's long-term emergency medication did not contain authorization from the child's physician allowing the center to administer the medication if needed. The parent?s authorization to administer the medication expired on 07/10/2019.
2. The Administrator confirmed that there was not a physician?s authorization.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure that the parent obtains a physician's authorization allowing the center to administer the medication if needed.


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