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Peppertree Montessori at Lake Montclair
5167 Waterway Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025
(703) 763-0003

Current Inspector: Cathy Aylor (540) 222-6352

Inspection Date: Feb. 22, 2022

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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Technical Assistance:
Consultation provided on timeframes for background checks

Comments:
A monitoring inspection was conducted virtually with the director, who was present with 4 children with 2 staff providing supervision. The four children were 3 years of age.
Two staff and three children's files were reviewed. The areas of the standards reviewed included administration, staff qualifications and training, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programs, special care provisions and emergencies and special services.


The violations are outlined on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-2
Description: Based on interview and a review of staff files, it was determined that one staff does not have a fingerprint background prior to their first day of employment.
Evidence:
Staff A was hired on 1/10/22 and as of 2/22/22 there was no fingerprint background check on file.

Plan of Correction: Staff A will not return to work until we have the satisfactory fingerprint background check.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-B
Description: Based on interview and a review of staff files, it was determined that a staff's first day of employment was prior to completing a sworn disclosure statement.
Evidence:
Staff A was hired on 1/10/22 and the sworn disclosure statement was completed on 1/25/22.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure not to hire staff prior to completion of a sworn disclosure statement.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on interview and a review of staff files, it was determined that the center did not have one staff's central registry background check on file by the end of the 30th day of employment.
Evidence:
Staff A was hired on 1/10/22 and as of 2/22/22 there was no central registry finding on file.

Plan of Correction: Staff A will not return to work until we have the satisfactory central registry background check.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-260-B
Description: Based on a review of recordkeeping and interview, it was determined that the center had not obtained an annual health inspection.
Evidence:
The health inspection is dated 9/22/20.

Plan of Correction: I will contact the health department and request an inspection.

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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