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Gloucester Montessori School
8381 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Gloucester, VA 23061
(804) 693-6455

Current Inspector: Tiffany Harris (757) 403-3045

Inspection Date: Jan. 9, 2020

Complaint Related: No

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

The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced monitoring on Thursday, January 9, 2020 between 10:00 am to 1:15 pm determine the provider's compliance with licensing standards at the child day center. During this inspection, there were 26 children observed in the Children's House and Toddler Community and 5 staff present at the center including administrative staff. The licensing inspector completed observations of the children in care participating in a variety of centers, and interacting with peers and staff. The bathroom areas, classrooms, and equipment was inspected. The required posting were inspected. There were five children records and four staff records reviewed during this inspection. There are multiple staff with current MAT, FA/CPR, and Daily Health Observation training on site. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact the licensing inspector, Tiffany Harris, at (757)-403-3045.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. If a key is used, the key shall not be accessible to the children.
Evidence: There was a key in the door knob of the storage closet containing multiple cleaners/disinfectant supplies, and paint materials with the labels "keeping out of reach of children" "warning" ir "caution" located in the hallway nearby the Children's house restroom areas during the inspection.

Exhibit #1 and #2 were photographs of the closet observation with the key in the locked and the opened closet containing the various hazardous substances.

Plan of Correction: Safety lock installed on knob.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on review of emergency supplies and interview, the center did not ensure first aid kid included all required supplies.

Evidence: There was no triangular bandages observed in the available first aid kits during the inspection. Interview verified that triangular bandages were not available for review during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Required supplies replenished

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on review of staff records and interview, the center did not ensure to have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment or volunteer service.

Evidence: In Staff#2's record (date of hire:12/02/19), there was not a central registry findings found. Interview confirmed the documentation of central registry findings was not available for review during this inspection.

Plan of Correction: Child Registry pending

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on review of staff records and interview, the center did not ensure to obtain a copy of the results of searches of an out of state central registry.

Evidence: In Staff #2's record (date of hire 12/02/19) and Staff#3's record (date of hire: 08/14/19), a copy of requests of results of out of state central registry searches was not found. Interview with staff confirmed documentation of request was not available for review during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: 2 Staff out of state central registry in file. 01/13/2020

#3 Staff out of state central registry from KY & NM in file. 01/14/2020 TX not a factor out of time frame. 01/15/2020


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. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.