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Guidepost Montessori at West Alexandria
3475 N. Beauregard St., Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22302
(571) 206-1687

Current Inspector: Sarah Marbert (703) 479-4678

Inspection Date: Aug. 26, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with Head of School and Owner: Allowable Variance form, Extended Day program for the Montessori School (grades K-6), Out of State background search requirements, and new requirements as of 7/1/20.

Comments:
An Initial Inspection was conducted today. Due to COVID-19 concerns the inspection was conducted virtually. 6 staff records were reviewed. See Violation Notice for missing items. The physical plant was viewed, classrooms 3 classrooms are set up for use. A nearby park will be used for the required outside time for children. First aid and emergency supplies are in compliance. The capacity for the facility is based on the architectural designs submitted and may be changed once in-person measurements can be taken. If you have any questions regarding this inspection,please do not hesitate to contact me at Sarah.Marbert@dss.virginia.gov or at 703-479-4678. Today's Inspection was conducted from 12:00PM - 2:45 PM.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on a review of records. staff records do not contain documentation of required Child Abuse and Neglect Training.
Evidence:
6 of 6 records reviewed do not have any documentation of completing the Child Abuse and Neglect training.
(Staff 1-6)

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-A
Description: Based on a review of the emergency preparedness plan, there is no documentation available to show that the plan was developed in consultation with local or state authorities.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on a review of records, staff records are incomplete.
Evidence:
3 of 6 records reviewed did not contain documentation of a completed Sworn Disclosure Statement (SDS) prior to the first day of employment.
*Staff #3 Date of Hire(DOH): 8/21/20 SDS is dated 8/24/20
*Staff #4 (DOH: 8/21/20) SDS is dated 8/24/20
*Staff #5 (DOH:8/21/20) SDS is dated 8/23/20

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-2
Description: Based on a review of records, one staff record does not contain documentation of a complete Central Registry Search (CPS) within 30 days of employment.
Evidence:
1 of 6 staff records reviewed does not contain documentation of a competed CPS search. (Staff # 6 (DOH): 6/29/20).

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on a review of records, staff records do not contain documentation of components, in the required time frame.
Evidence:
6 of 6 staff records reviewed did not contain documentation of a completed nationwide fingerprint search prior to employment.
*Staff #1 (DOH: 8/17/20) Fingerprint results are dated 8/19/2020.
*Staff #2 (DOH: 8/13/20) Fingerprint results are dated 8/17/20.
*Staff #3 (DOH: 8/21/20) Fingerprint results are dated 8/24/20.
*Staff #4 (DOH: 8/21/20) Fingerprint results are dated 8/25/20.
*Staff #5 (DOH: 8/21/20) Fingerprint results are dated 8/25/20.
*Staff #6 (DOH: 6/29/20) Fingerprint results are dated 8/7/20.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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