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Hampton Roads International Montessori School
11790 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 200
Newport news, VA 23606
(757) 873-8950

Current Inspector: Christine Mahan (757) 404-0568

Inspection Date: March 5, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Clarification was offered related to 22VAC40-185-(6)-380-A-2-
Centers operating five or more hours per day shall have a designated rest period for at least one hour but no more than two hours.

Comments:
An unannounced Monitoring Inspection was conducted at the facility on March 5, 2020 from approximately 9:05 a.m to 12:45 p.m.. Upon the entrance there were 90 children present with 12 staff members. Additional staff was on site for administrative support. Observations of children freely playing on the playground, preparing for and eating snack and reading. The Licensing Inspectors reviewed 3 staff records, 10 children records and 1 medications. Previous violations were reviewed and corrected. Areas of non-compliance are identified on the violation notice and were reviewed during the exit interview with the Director of Finance and Operations.
Please contact the Licensing Inspector, Christine Mahan at (757) 404-0568 with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-I
Description: Based on documentation review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure the center shall develop written procedures for injury prevention.

Evidence: Center Staff #4 confirmed there was not an injury procedure available for review .

Plan of Correction: The Director of Finance and Operations will put an injury prevention plan with the accident reports.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on measurements and observation, the licensee did not ensure that where playground equipment is provided, resilient surfacing shall comply with minimum safety standards. Surfacing shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazardous obstacles. Fall zones are defined as the area underneath and surrounding equipment that requires a resilient surface. A fall zone shall encompass sufficient area to include the child's trajectory in the event of a fall while the equipment is in use.

Evidence: The resilient surfacing on the playground is inadequate in the following areas;
1) At the base of both slide chutes the resilient surfacing measures between 3 and 4 inches.
2) The fall zone for both slides, the spider web climbing apparatus and around the swings the resilient surfacing measures between 4 and 5 inches.
The resilient surfacing must measure at a minimum of 6 inches at the base of the slide chutes and in the fall zones areas.

Plan of Correction: The Director of Finance and Operations will have mulch installed on the playground by two weeks. The playground areas requiring mulch will be off limits and will use mulch from other areas for the playground starting tomorrow.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on documentation review and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure that the center shall maintain a written record of children's serious and minor injuries in which entries are made the day of occurrence and include all required information.

Evidence: Eight injury reports were reviewed and 8 did not include the date the parent was notified of the injury and 1 did not include any future action to prevent recurrence of the injury .

Plan of Correction: The Director of Finance and Operations will update the form.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of 3 staff records and staff interviews, the licensee did not ensure an Office of Background Investigation fingerprinting determination letter was obtained prior to staff beginning employment.

Evidence: The finger print check results for staff #2 were dated January 10, 2020. Center Staff #4 confirmed hire date for Staff #2 was January 6, 2020. Fingerprint results must be obtained prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: The Director of Finance and Operations will ensure there will always be a finger print before hire date.

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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