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Montessori School of South Riding
25152 Elk Lick Road
South riding, VA 20152
(703) 327-9417

Current Inspector: Karen Dickens (571) 423-6978

Inspection Date: May 3, 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 (8VAC20-770)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today between the hours of 9:30am-11:15am. There were a total of 15 children with four staff members present. Children were observed during snack time, hand washing, and engaged in group activities. A selection of staff and children records, and other documents were reviewed. The physical space, emergency supplies, evacuation drills, attendance records, and the Emergency Preparedness Plan were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Karen.dickens@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.058
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center was not equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.
Evidence:
1. The center was not equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that the center was not equipped with a carbon monoxide detector.

Plan of Correction: The center will purchase a carbon monoxide detector.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-K
Description: Based on record review, the center did not develop written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.
Evidence:
1. The center did not have documentation of written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.

Plan of Correction: The center will develop written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma, including coping with crying babies, safe sleeping practices, and sudden infant death syndrome awareness.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-F
Description: Based on record review, the center did not develop and implement a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.
Evidence:
1. The center did not have documentation of a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.

Plan of Correction: The center will develop and implement a written policy and procedure that describes how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff or team of staff members.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-540-E
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not have the required nonmedical emergency supplies.
Evidence:
1. The center did not have one working, battery-operated radio in each building. The battery operated radio did not have batteries.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that the battery operated radio did not have batteries.

Plan of Correction: The center will buy batteries and store for use.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-D
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not conduct a monthly practice evacuation drill.
Evidence:
1. The center did not documentation of a practice evacuation drill for the month of April.
2. Staff #1 confirmed that an evacuation drill was not conducted for the month of April.

Plan of Correction: The center will conduct two practice evacuation drills in the month of May to make up for the missed drill in April.

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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