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Montessori School of Herndon
840 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 437-8229

Current Inspector: Pernille Brandt (703) 203-8659

Inspection Date: May 5, 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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Contact fire marshall about expired permit.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. There were 3 classrooms observed with a total of 38 children with 6 staff within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed practicing writing, working on addition, playing with blocks, and eating snack. A complete inspection of the physical plant, children and staff records, fire drill log, medication and emergency procedures were observed during this inspection. 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 e-mail me at Margaret.allworth@doe.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 22.1-289.035-A
Description: Based on staff record review, the center did not obtain background checks for staff members every five years from the date of the initial background check.

Evidence:
1. Staff #1?s most recent sworn statement was dated 7/15/2016.
2. Staff # 3?s most recent sworn statement was dated 09/23/2016.
3. Staff #1?s most recent central registry finding was dated 12/21/2016.
4. Staff #3?s most recent central registry finding was dated 12/14/2016.

Plan of Correction: Staff will complete new sworn statement and central registry forms. Central registry forms will be mailed.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on child record review, each child did not have a physical examination by or under the direction of a physician before the child?s attendance or within 30 days of the child?s first day of attendance.

Evidence: At the time of inspection, child #1 (start date: 01/05/2022) did not have a physical examination in their file.

Plan of Correction: I will ask parent to send physical within 24 hours.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-C
Description: Based on staff record review, staff members did not obtain and submit the results of a follow-up tuberculosis (TB) screening every two years from the date of the initial screening or testing.

Evidence:
1. Staff #1?s most recent TB screening was dated 12/31/2018.
2. Staff #2?s most recent TB screening was dated 06/11/2018.
3. Staff #3?s most recent TB screening was dated 12/18/2018.

Plan of Correction: We will get a TB test.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-K
Description: Based on staff interview, the center did not develop written procedures for prevention of abusive head trauma.

Evidence: Staff #1 stated that the center does not have written procedures for abusive head trauma.

Plan of Correction: I will write a policy and file it.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-90--A
Description: Based on child record review, a written agreement including a statement that the center will notify the parent when the child becomes ill and a statement that the parent will inform the center within 24 hours or the next business day after his child or any member of the immediate household has developed any reportable communicable disease was not in each child's record by the first day of the child's attendance.

Evidence: Child #1 did not have a signed agreement

Plan of Correction: I will ask parent to sign handbook acknowledgement form today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation, areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were not maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.

Evidence: The white and red wooden border around the playground had splintered, cracked wood and chipped paint.

Plan of Correction: We will sand and repaint surface and replace rotten wood.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, resilient surfacing did not comply with minimum safety standards where playground equipment was provided.

Evidence: The ground was bare at the bottom of the blue double slide.

Plan of Correction: We will rake the mulch today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-F
Description: Based on staff interview, 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: Staff #1 stated that the center does not have a written policy and procedure describing how the center will ensure that each group of children receives care by consistent staff.

Plan of Correction: I will write a policy and file.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-H
Description: Based on observation, nonprescription medication was not in the original container with the direction label attached.

Evidence: During the inspection, nonprescription medication for child #2 was not in the original container with the direction label attached.

Plan of Correction: I will give the medication back to the parents.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-P
Description: Based on observation, when an authorization for medication expired, the parent was not notified that the medication needs to be picked up within 14 days or the parent must renew the authorization.

Evidence: The long term prescription medication for child #3 had a parent authorization that expired on 09/03/2021. The authorization form was signed by the parent and not the physician, allowing the form to be good for 14 days, not a year.

Plan of Correction: I will ask the parent to have a physician sign an updated authorization form.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-E
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, shelter in place procedures were not practiced a minimum of twice per year.

Evidence:
1. Shelter-in-place drills were not recorded on the drill log.
2. Staff #1 stated that shelter-in-place drills did not take place.

Plan of Correction: I will complete the drills and use the state model form.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-550-F
Description: Based on record review and staff interview, lockdown procedures were not practiced at least annually.

Evidence:
1. Lockdown drills were not recorded on the drill log.
2. Staff #1 stated that lockdown drills did not take place.

Plan of Correction: I will complete the drill and use the state model form.

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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