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Guidepost Montessori at Sterling
624 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 662-5582

Current Inspector: Sandra D'Imperio (703) 479-4675

Inspection Date: March 9, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Suggested revisions to the following policies: Consistent Care Plan, Reunification Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Plan. Once revised, these policies shall be sent to the Inspector for review.

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, and an on-site tour of the program.

An initial inspection for licensure was concluded on 3/9/2022. The program has not opened yet, therefore there were no children in care and no classroom staff present. The Inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, planned staffing and supervision, programming, special care, and emergencies.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and two violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-1
Description: Based on observations, it was determined that handrails have not been provided in accordance with the USBC (13 VAC 5-62) in effect at time of construction.
At the playground exit door, there are three concrete steps leading to the ground. There is no railing or handrail in place at these steps.

Plan of Correction: The handrail is already scheduled be installed prior to when children enter care.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-C
Description: Based on observations, it was determined that shelter-in-place procedures or maps have not been posted in a location conspicuous to staff and children on each floor of each building.
The emergency evacuation map is posted, however the map does not include shelter-in-place procedures or directions to the appropriate location.

Plan of Correction: The map will be updated by adding the shelter-in-place directions.


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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