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Montessori Children's Center at Herndon
2745 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 793-1890

Current Inspector: Kelly Patterson-Savittiere (703) 479-4746

Inspection Date: Feb. 25, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
During inspection requirements for background check were reviewed and it was recommended that administrative staff attend phase II training.

It was also recommended that more staff be trained in CPR and First Aid to ensure safety if staff is out sick or on vacation.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today at approximately 12:35pm There were 60 children (infants-5yrs.) 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, and preparing for rest. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an adequate supply of materials for the children. 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 or (703) 835.5505 .

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on inspection of staff records it was determined that each staff member did not submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis (TB) screening.

Evidence: During inspection Staff A did not have documentation of initial negative screening for TB

Plan of Correction: She is scheduled to complete I will forward the results

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-B
Description: Based on review of staff records and conversation staff who will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the center or who is or will be alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more of the children, shall be of good character and reputation and shall not be guilty of an offense was not determined prior to employment.

Evidence: During inspection Staff 1 did not have documentation of successful completion of fingerprints available.

Plan of Correction: They have completed it, waiting for the results. I will forward it to you.

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

Evidence: During inspection Child A was missing: Workplace and phone number for 2 of 2 parents listed, actions to take in case of emergency and verification of identification and age.
Child B was missing: address for 1 of 2 emergency contacts. Child C was missing workplace phone number for 1 of 2 parents listed. Child D was missing: Workplace and phone number for 2 of 2 parents' listed, Actions to take in case allergy emergency. Child E was missing: parent workplace and phone number and addresses for emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: I will check with the parents again to update the records.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of staff records it was determined that all required items were not maintained.

Evidence: During inspection Staff A was missing the following: Documentation of 2 or more references.

Plan of Correction: I will get the references

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review of staff records and conversation with administrator it was determined that staff did not receive the required training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities.

Evidence: During inspection there was not documentation of completion of training for: Job responsibility, policy and procedures , recognizing child abuse and neglect and the legal requirements for reporting suspected child abuse,Confidential treatment of personal information about children in care and their families and The standards in this chapter which relate to the staff member's responsibilities.

Plan of Correction: I am usually the one who does this and I was out the country I will update.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on inspection of physical plant it was determined that Hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: 1. During inspection in the Toddler 2 room a deodorizer marked " Keep out of reach of Children" was pinned to the wall accessible to children in care.
2. In the Toddler 1 class room cleaning materials were in a cabinet unlocked

Plan of Correction: During inspection the deodorize was remove .
During inspection the cleaning materials were moved to a locked cabinet.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-350-E-4
Description: Based on observation it was determined that required 1:10 staff to child ratio was not maintained.

Evidence: During inspection in the Montessori 1 classroom there were 14 children present and 1 of the 2 staff present left the classroom leaving 1 teacher alone with 14 children.

Plan of Correction: Teacher returned

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-D
Description: Based on review of medication and medication documentation it was determined that authorization was not available to staff during the entire time it is effective.

Evidence: During inspection there was medication present intended for emergency however, there was no authorization for that specific medication available.

Plan of Correction: I will talk with the parent to make sure that get the proper authorization.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-530-A
Description: Based on conversation with Administrative Staff it was determined that be at least one staff member trained in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and rescue breathing as appropriate to the age of the children in care is not on the premises during the center's hours of operation.

Evidence: During inspection it was stated that the 1 staff with current CPR and First certification works from 9 am to closing however, there was no staff on available from 7 - 9am while the center is open.

Plan of Correction: I will make sure others are trained.


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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