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Countryside Montessori School
21724 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(540) 520-8006

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Jan. 12, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

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 01/05/2022 and concluded on 01/12/2022. The director was contacted by email to initiate the inspection. There were 25 children present and 5 staff. The inspector emailed the director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 3 children?s records and 2 staff records, along with any requested program records submitted by the facility to determine if required 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 program.

Standard #: 22.1-289.036-A
Description: Based on review of two staff's records, the center failed to ensure that all out of state required backgrounds were obtained.

1. Staff # 2 lived out side of Virginia in the past five years and did not have documentation of the out of state sex offender required.

Plan of Correction: The director will obtain the missing background check as soon as possible.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-440-G
Description: Based on observation and discussion with the director, the center failed to ensure that all children 12 months and younger were using a crib.

1. On the day of the inspection there were four children 12 month and younger that were sleeping on a infant bed. This is a Montessori approach for the infants to sleep on this type of bed.

Plan of Correction: The director plans on submitting an AV for the use of infant bed that are apart of the Montessori approach.


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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