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Children's House Montessori School
2425 - A North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 276-1360

Current Inspector: Mark Davis (804) 629-7103

Inspection Date: Dec. 15, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 ADMINISTRATION.
8VAC20-780 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Technical Assistance:
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) assumed oversight of child care licensing and monitoring on July 1, 2021. All associated regulations and codes have transferred over from the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Guidance, resources and training links can be found on the new website childcareva.com. Consultation was given on model forms, the new CDC standards, medication plans and authorizations.

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 conducted on 12/15/2021. Center administration was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 79 children present, ranging in ages from toddlers to 5 years, with direct care 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 5 child records and 4 staff records were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Ann Dramstad, Children?s Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of School Readiness
703-314-0860
ann.dramstad@doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289-036-B-4
Description: Based on record review and staff statement, background checks were not obtained in the required time frame.
Evidence:
1. Staff #1's Out of State Sex Offender Registry check was verified after the hire date of 8/23/2021 as it was obtained 9/30/2021.
2. Staff #4's Out of State Sex Offender Registry check was verified after the hire date of 8/10/2021 as it was obtained 9/3/2021. Virginia background checks required prior to hire were not obtained as fingerprints were not received until 8/23/2021 and Sworn Disclosure Statement was signed 8/15/2021.

Plan of Correction: Review state background check requirements more closely to understand which are required for each staff member and by what date upon agreeing to hire them. (When given earliest notice of next new hire)

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on record review, TB screenings were not obtained within the required time frame of 21 days after hire.
Evidence:
1. Staff #1 was hired 8/23/2021 and did not get a TB screening/documentation until 12/11/2021.
2. Staff #4 was hired 8/10/2021 and did not get a TB screening/documentation until 9/19/2021.

Plan of Correction: Ask new staff to get new TB done within the first week of hire (regardless of whether or not they will be in contact with children) Will also remind new hires to submit documentation of said test to CHMS office as soon as results are available.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Based on record review, 1 of 5 children's record was incomplete.
Evidence:
Child #5 was missing an annual update as it was last reviewed 1/2020.

Plan of Correction: Parents were notified immediately following inspection. Parents reviewed and updated signature date.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-B
Description: Based on medication review, a medication authorization does not have a current parent signature.
Evidence:
An authorization for Child #1 does not have a current parent signature as it expired 8/2021.

Plan of Correction: Parents were notified immediately following inspection. Parents have provided us with an updated and completed medication authorization form.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-E
Description: Based on medication review, a long term medication does not have a current physician signature authorizing the medication to be administered.
Evidence:
The medication authorization for Child #1 expired 8/2021.

Plan of Correction: Parents were notified immediately following inspection. Parents have provided us with an updated and completed medication authorization form.

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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