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Harrisonburg Montessori School
1350 Peach Grove Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-6111

Current Inspector: Julie Kunowsky (540) 430-9256

Inspection Date: March 15, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

This inspection was completed 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 March 15, 2021 and concluded on March 16, 2021. The director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 29 children present and six staff. The inspector emailed the director emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The inspector reviewed two children's records, four staff records, and two agent's background checks submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance 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.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of children's records, the center failed to ensure that all required information was in a child's file.

1. Child #2's file had two emergency contacts listed, but it did not have addresses listed for the two emergency contacts.
2. Staff verified that there was no address listed for both emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: Administration will contact the parent today and obtain the address for the two emergency contacts.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to have all cleaning materials in a locked location.

1. In the Magnolia Classroom there was a can of Lysol Disinfectant Spray sitting on shelf next to the wall cabinets in the classroom.
2. Staff verified that the Lysol Disinfectant Spray was not in a locked location.

Plan of Correction: The director placed the Lysol Disinfectant Spray into a locked cabinet during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on a review of staff records and interview, the center failed to obtain an out-of-state sex offender registry check in the required time frame.

1. Staff #2's record did not contain a completed out-of-state sex offender registry check.
2. Staff #2 indicated on the sworn disclosure statement dated 08/28/2017 that they had lived outside of Virginia within the last five years.
3. All existing employees were required to have completed an out-of-state sex offender registry check by 12/31/2020.
4. Staff verified that an out-of-state sex offender registry check had not been completed for Staff #2.

Plan of Correction: The licensing inspector sent administration the link to complete the out-of-state sex offender registry check. Administration completed the background check and sent the results to the licensing inspector.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-A
Description: Based on a review of agent's background checks, the center failed to ensure that a Virginia Central Registry background check was completed every five years.

1. Agent #1's Virginia Central Registry finding was dated 04/15/2013.
2. Administration verified the date of the central registry finding on file, and verified that a new one had not been completed.

Plan of Correction: Administration contacted the agent immediately to come fill out new paperwork to get the update completed. Administration will provide the Licensing Inspector within 10 business days with evidence that the central registry finding has been completed or sent off in the mail.


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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