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Children's House Montessori School of Reston
1625 Wiehle Ave
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 481-6678

Current Inspector: Maria Robles-Lopez (703) 397-3827

Inspection Date: April 14, 2021 and April 16, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Discussed requirements for out-of-state background checks.

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 monitoring inspection was initiated on 04/14/2021 and concluded on 04/16/2021. The director person was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 17 children present and 5 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 2 children?s records and 2 staff records 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. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Maria Robles at The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on documentation review and interview with the director, the center did not implement a monthly practice evacuation drill.
1) The emergency evacuation drills log did not contain documentation of an emergency drill being conducted on the month of February 2021. The director confirmed that no evacuation drill was conducted that month.

Plan of Correction: The center conducts the emergency drills on the last week of the month. The last week of February 2021, the center had to close because of low staff numbers. In the future, the center shall ensure to conduct the emergency drills as required.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based on record review and interview with the director, it was determined that the center did not ensure that employees that had lived out of the state of VA within the last 5 years have in their files the result of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request and it was obtained prior to the first day of employment.
1) The record for Staff #2 (start date 03/01/2021) did not contain documentation of an out-of-state Sex Offender Registry search request. Staff #2 had declared in their sworn statement having lived out of the state of VA within the last 5 years before employment. The director confirmed that no search was requested.

Plan of Correction: Confusing information from the state in question led the center to believe this background check was not needed. It was requested after the inspection. In the future, the center shall ensure to request all required searches.


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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