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Virginia Montessori Academy
248 Loudoun Street SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-9012

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

Inspection Date: Sept. 27, 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 EMERG
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
An initial inspection was initiated on 09/20/2021 and concluded on 09/27/2021. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 3 staff records were reviewed to ensure documentation was complete. During this initial inspection, the entire physical space of the center was reviewed along with the emergency supplies. The center's director provided the Inspector the forms with policies and procedures, records of emergency drills and the Emergency Preparedness Plan for further review.

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 maria.robles@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas of the center were not maintained in safe and operable condition.
Evidence:
1) The hallway bathroom had an opening on a lower area of the left wall (approximately 12 x 12 inches) that pose a head entrapment hazard.
2) The following was observed along the wood fence that surrounds the playground: small circular holes where children's fingers could get trapped, chipping wood and protruding nails.

Plan of Correction: The maintenance crew is still working in the building. This will be taken care of before opening day.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.
Evidence:
1) A bucket with paint was observed inside a closet located next to the playground area. The doors to this closet did not have a locking mechanism.

Plan of Correction: This was not supposed to be there. We will remove it.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation, restroom areas did not comply with all requirements.
Evidence:
1) Running warm water in sinks exceeded the limit temperature of 120?F as follows: 126.6?F in the shared bathroom for rooms 1 and 2 , 136.3?F in the hallway sink, 135.3?F in the hallway bathroom, 139.4 in the upstairs bathroom.

Plan of Correction: We are working on this. It will be taken care of before opening day.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-2
Description: Based on record review, the center did not ensure to obtain fingerprint-based criminal history check determination letter for staff.
Evidence:
1) The records for Staff #1, #2 and #3 did not contain the results of a fingerprint-based criminal history check.

Plan of Correction: We are waiting on the results to be back.

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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