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I'm A Genius Montessori Academy
29 Morton Avenue
Petersburg, VA 23805
(757) 705-2598

Current Inspector: Susan Ellington-Sconiers (804) 588-2368

Inspection Date: Nov. 20, 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.
22VAC40-191 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.

Comments:
The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced renewal inspection on 11/20/2019 from 10:16am to 2:45pm. The children were observed participating in structured learning time, toileting and washing their hands. A formal observation was completed with the Infant and Toddler classroom and three year old classroom. The lunch menu was posted. Interviews were held with staff throughout the inspection, and the inspector interacted with children in each classroom when appropriate. All classrooms and playgrounds were inspected today.


Five children?s records and five employee records were reviewed during this inspection.

The center's first aid kit and emergency supplies were inspected.
Last emergency drill: 11/07/2019
Last shelter-in-place drill: 07/12/2019
Last fire inspection: 04/25/2019
Last health inspection: 05/31/2019
The violations from the previous inspections were checked for corrections. There were no repeat violations found during today?s inspection.

Today, the following child to staff ratios were observed:
Infants and Toddlers ? 4:1
Toddlers and Twos ? 4:1
Threes ? 8:1
Fours ? 9:1
If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Kandra Brown, at (804) 662-9038.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure hazardous substances such as cleaning materials were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence:
The center's Infant and Toddler classroom had cleaners located in an unlocked cabinet within the reach of children in care.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-J
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that medication, except for those prescriptions designated otherwise by written physician's orders, were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence:
The center's Three year old classroom had medication located in an unlocked drawer within the reach of children in care.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

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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