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Montessori School of Herndon
840 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 437-8229

Current Inspector: Pernille Brandt (703) 203-8659

Inspection Date: Dec. 2, 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)

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:00 am-11:30. There were a total of 42 children with 7 staff members present. Children were observed during snack time, engaged in individual activities and celebrating a child's birthday. A selection of staff and children records, medications and other documents were reviewed.The playground and surfacing was inspected, there is a new play structure on the older children playground. Director stated that she did not renew the subsidy contract, no children are enrolled with subsidy. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Margaret.allworth@dss.virginia.gov or 703-209-3521.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on a review of staff records, at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening the center has not obtained the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening.
Evidence: Staff #1 most current TB screening results is dated 6/20/17.

Plan of Correction: We will have staff get TB within 30 days.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on a review of children records, the center does not have documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age.
Evidence: There is no documentation of viewing proof of identity and age for child # 1, date of attendance 8/26/19 and child #2, date of attendance 8/26/19.

Plan of Correction: We will document the proof of viewing birth certificate upon receipt.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the outside playground, the playground equipment does not have resilient surfacing that will comply with minimum safety standards.
Evidence: The playground for the smaller children was inspected, there are 3 small slides that are approximately 2 feet high. These slides do not have the required resilient surfacing to meet the minimum safety requirements.

Plan of Correction: We will remove the 3 climber slides.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on a review of fire evacuation drills, the center has not implement a monthly practice evacuation drill and a a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills per year for the most likely to occur scenarios.
Evidence: There is no documentation that a November fire evacuation drill was conducted and the last documented shelter drill is dated 3/29/17.

Plan of Correction: We will implement drills and document according to the guidelines.

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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