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Fulton Montessori School
1620 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 893-7244

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: March 3, 2021

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)
20 Access to minor?s records
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

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 and concluded on 03/03/2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 25 children present and 5 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 3 children?s records, 3 staff records, 4 board member records and 1 agent record submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) 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.

Please complete the ?plan of correction? and ?date to be corrected? for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word ?corrected? is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s) responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measures. Please do not use staff names; list staff by positions only.

Violations:
Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that the national fingerprint background check was completed prior to an employee's first day of employment.

Evidence:
1. The record of staff #3: (DOH: 08/26/2019) contained fingerprint background results dated 08/27/2019. The record contained employee orientation that was signed and dated on 08/26/2019 which was prior to the date of the fingerprint results.
2. Administration confirmed that the fingerprint results were received after the date of hire.

Plan of Correction: Going forward, FMS will ensure all staff, volunteers, and board members have all relevant in state and out of state background checks completed before orientation starts or onboarding.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that a board member obtained a sex offender registry check from the state they resided in within the last 5 years as required by the end of their 30th day.

Evidence:
1. The record of board member #4: (date to office: 01/01/2021) indicated that the employee resided in Wisconsin within the past 5 years. The record did not contain a Wisconsin sex offender registry check.
2. Administration confirmed that an out of state sex offender registry check was not completed on the board member.

Plan of Correction: submitted and results received 3/3/21

Going forward, FMS will ensure all staff, volunteers, and board members have all relevant in state and out of state background checks completed before orientation starts or onboarding.

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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