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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: Feb. 24, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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
22VAC40-665 SPECIAL SERVICES

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with Head of School:
Additional park use, AV for outside time, Orientation form, Push pack delivery,
"Social Distancing" guidance/requirements

Comments:
This Inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia. A renewal inspection was initiated on 02/24/2021 and concluded on 02/24/2021. The director was contacted by phone to initiate the inspection. There were 74 children present and 17 staff. The inspector emailed director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 4 children?s records and 6 of staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility. The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on a review of injury reports, all required components of the report were not documented.
Evidence:
The injury report reviewed did not include the time the parent was notified.
(The injury report form does not include a space to document the time the parent was notified.)

Plan of Correction: Staff will begin writing in the time the parent was notified.

Standard #: 22VAC40-665-790-C
Description: Based on a review of a lunch box, and the Head of School's statement, food containers from home are not dated.
Evidence:
The lunch box inspected was labeled with the child's name; however, it was not dated.

Plan of Correction: When staff wipe down lunch boxes at arrival and check the food inside, they will add a piece of tape to date the lunch box. We will consider applying for an Allowable Variance (AV).

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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