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Guidepost Montessori at Reston
11579 Cedar Chase Rd
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 404-9733

Current Inspector: Lisa Hudson (571) 389-2459

Inspection Date: March 7, 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)

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.
The violations listed below reflect the new VDOE codes and standards.

Discussed the number of training hours obtained from MAT training. MAT certificates will now include the number of training hours received from completed this training. Please document accordingly.

Comments:
An unannounced onsite Renewal Inspection was conducted today. A total of 92 children with 14 in classrooms were onsite. A walk thru of the center was conducted, Classrooms 1,2,3,4 and 7 were observed along with the playground area. Staff interviews conducted, some documentation was reviewed and some documentation was forwarded to review electronically. The children enjoyed the warm day outside playing while staff were observed strategically positioned throughout the playground to ensure adequate supervision. Some violations found today. Thank you for your cooperation during this inspection. Please email me at: lisa.hudson@doe.virginia.gov with any questions.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-150-A
Description: The Virginia Department of Health form was not used to report immunizations for one child.
Evidence:
The immunization form for Child #1 was not signed and dated by the physician and did not include a statement that the child was adequately immunized.

Plan of Correction: Parent was notified and update immunization record has been requested within one week.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-I
Description: The documentation of orientation training did not include all required information.
Evidence:
Orientation training for 2 staff hired after 10/13/2021 did not include the method of delivery for this training.

Plan of Correction: Revised Orientation Training documentation showing delivery method will be completed and used for all new hires.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-J-3
Description: Based on staff statements, an emergency medication is required for a child in the care of staff who does not have the required training.
Evidence:
One child requires an Auvi Q medication for emergencies. No staff was onsite with current Auvi Q training.

Plan of Correction: Multiple staff members completed Auvi Q training.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the playground. one area of the building was not maintained in a safe manner.
Evidence:
1. An area located under the platform of the playground equipment has splitting wood posing a potential hazard to children.

Plan of Correction: Facilities team has been contacted and resilient surfacing will be installed to the required 6 inch depth at every fall zone. The swing has been closed to children and will be removed by

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation of the center, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place.
Evidence:
1. Lysol was found in an unlocked cabinet in Class 1.
2. Sanitzing spray and lysol was found unlocked in Class 4.

Plan of Correction: Additional safety locks have been purchased and installed on cabinet doors. Reminder email sent to staff that hazardous substances must remain in a locked place. Training and in-person safety and licensing review will be conducted at next all staff meeting scheduled for 3/16/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-290-A-3
Description: Based on observation of the center, protective covers were not found in some areas.
Evidence:
2 outlets did not have protective covers in Class 1.

Plan of Correction: Additional outlet covers have been purchased and installed on all outlets. Reminder email sent to staff that outlet covers need to on all outlets. Training and in-person safety and licensing review will be conducted at next all staff meeting scheduled for 3/16/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground the resilient surfacing found does not comply with minimum safety standards and one fall zone was not free from obstacles.
1. The mulch found on the playground was less than the required 6 inches of depth at every fall zone.
2. The fall zone located around the swing was not free from obstacles. The trajectory of the are behind the swing was obstructed with fencing.

Plan of Correction: Facilities team has been contacted and resilient surfacing will be installed to the required 6 inch depth at every fall zone. The swing has been closed to children and will be removed by 3/14/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-E
Description: Based on review of some medication, one medication authorization was incomplete.
Evidence:
A medication authorization located in Class #4 did not include the duration of the authorization.

Plan of Correction: Medication and authorization form returned to parent until pediatrician completes duration of authorization. Training and in-person safety and licensing review will be conducted at next all staff meeting scheduled for 3/16/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-L
Description: Based on observation of the center, medication was found unlocked.
Evidence:
1. Pepto Bismol was found in an unlocked refrigerator in Classroom 1.

Plan of Correction: Medication removed from staff refrigerator and reminder email sent to staff that medication must remain in a locked place. Training and in-person safety and licensing review will be conducted at next all staff meeting scheduled for 3/16/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-A
Description: Based on observation of the topical ointments on site, one topical ointment was kept beyond the expiration date.
Evidence:
In Class 4, a topical ointment(Aquaphor) expired in December 2021.

Plan of Correction: Topical ointment returned to parent. Monthly medication review will be conducted by classroom Lead Guides and Administrative team moving forward. Training and in-person safety and licensing review will be conducted at next all staff meeting scheduled for 3/16/2022.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Description: Based on review of the center's emergency drills, drills were not completed as required.
Evidence:
The center's documentation of emergency drills for 2021 included only one of the two required shelter in place drills.

Plan of Correction: Shelter-In-Place drill scheduled for next week. Required drills have been added to annual calendar.

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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