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Metta Montessori School
1012 S. Cleveland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 920-0021

Current Inspector: Sharlene Sawyer (571) 835-5505

Inspection Date: Jan. 22, 2020

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)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
During inspection staff was reminded to conduct drill at all times of the school day and of upcoming expiration of medication.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from approximately 11:50am-1:40pm. There were 57 children (2-6yrs.) directly supervised by 8 staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 5 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, reading books, playing outside, and eating lunch consisting of dirty rice and fruit . There was an ample supply of materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Sharlene Sawyer at sharlene.sawyer@dss.virginia.gov or (703) 835.5505 .

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of Children's records it was determined all required information was not maintained.

Evidence: During inspection Child 2 was missing a copy of the signed written agreements

Plan of Correction: We have it and will make sure to update the file.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on review of Staff records the completion of required training could not be verified.

Evidence: During inspection documentation for completed annual training for Staff C and D were not available

Plan of Correction: We have the certificates of completion and will print them out.

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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