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Montessori School of Herndon
840 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 437-8229

Current Inspector: Pernille Brandt (703) 203-8659

Inspection Date: Nov. 10, 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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
New requirements became effective on October 13, 2021. The facility has not yet [fully] complied with the following requirements:
* A written care plan for each child with a diagnosed food allergy, to include instructions from a physician regarding the food to which the child is allergic and the steps to be taken in the event of a suspected or confirmed allergic reaction
* Documentation of the TB screening shall be submitted at the time of employment and prior to coming into contact with children.
The documentation shall have been completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment and be signed by a physician
*Within 30 days of the first day of employment, staff must complete orientation training in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as appropriate to the age of the children in care
*The center shall develop and implement a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interviews) and a virtual tour of the program. A monitoring inspection was initiated on 11/10/2021 and concluded on 11/10/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 45 children present, ranging in ages from 2 years to 12 years, with 9 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 3 child records and 3 staff records were reviewed.
Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards and a violation was documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review, Each staff member shall submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening. Documentation of the screening shall be submitted no later than 21 days after employment.
Evidence: Staff #1, date of hire 8/2/2021 does not have documentation of a negative Tb screening.

Plan of Correction: The staff will go tomorrow to get Tb screening.

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.

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