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Montessori School of South Riding
25152 Elk Lick Road
South riding, VA 20152
(703) 327-9417

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: Nov. 5, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Had a discussion with center management about staffing requirements and the need to follow the appropriate ratio for the youngest child in the classroom.

The next anticipated inspection will be the center?s renewal inspection. Center management was reminded to have all renewal application documents completed and sent into licensing office 45 days prior to expiration for processing. The renewal application is available on the VDSS website.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place between the hours of 10:30am and 12:20pm. At the start of the inspection there were a total of 21 children with 2 staff; ratios were not incompliance. A total of 5 children?s files and 4 staff files were reviewed. The children were observed singing, cleaning in the dramatic play area, threading needles and stringing shapes, eating a morning snack (pretzels and grapes) and other organized activities. Three medications and authorizations were reviewed. Staff interactions with children were positive. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at whitney.mcgrath@dss.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-C
Description: Based on observation and interview, when children are regularly in ongoing mixed age groups, the staff-to-child ration applicable to the youngest child in the group was not followed.
Evidence: During today's inspection there were 21 children with 2 staff; the youngest child in the group is 2 years old. The ratio for a 2 year old is 1 staff per 8 children.

Plan of Correction: We will hire a substitute. We have an interview scheduled for November 13th to hire. She was referred to us by another school.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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