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Aquinas Montessori School
8334 Mt. Vernon Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
(703) 780-8484

Current Inspector: Shahana Green (571) 423-6735

Inspection Date: March 15, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, interview, and a virtual tour of the program.
A monitoring inspection was initiated on 3/8/2022 and concluded on 3/15/2022 The Head of School was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 55 children present, ranging in ages from 3 to 6 years, with 10 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 3 child records and 3 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. If you have any questions, please contact me at shahana.green@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289-036-B-4
Description: Based on a review of staff records, the child day center did not obtain a copy of the criminal history record information check, sex offender registry check, and a search of the child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry from any state in which an employee has resided in the preceding five years.
Evidence:
1. Staff #3 (doh: 8/29/2019) did not have documentation of an out-of-state criminal history record information check from a state in which the employee lived in during the preceding five years.
2. Staff #3 did not have documentation of an out-of-state sex offender check from a state in which the employee lived in during the preceding five years.
3. Staff #3 did not have documentation of an out-of-state child abuse and neglect registry or equivalent registry search from a state in which the employee lived in during the preceding five years.

Plan of Correction: We will conduct the required out-of-state background checks immediately.

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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