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The Montessori School at Goose Creek
42470 Rosalind Street
Ashburn, VA 20148
(571) 417-3999

Current Inspector: Tanya Johnson (571) 423-6392

Inspection Date: May 18, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Technical Assistance:
The new Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers is available on the Department of Education website.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today. There were 30 children present with 7 staff supervising. The children were observed working on work mats, outside work and handwashing and having morning snack. The physical plant, children's records, staff records, medication and authorizations, evacuation logs, attendance logs, special care, emergencies, nutrition, first aid supplies and playground area were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined areas of non-compliance that were cited on the violation notice. If you have any questions, please call me at 571.423.6392 or email me at tanya.johnson@doe.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-K
Description: Based on review of documents the center failed to 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:
The center did not provide documentation of written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma.

Plan of Correction: The center will develop written procedures for prevention of shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-J
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that whenever the center has agreed to administer prescribed medications, the administration shall be performed by a staff member or independent contractor who has satisfactorily completed a training program for this purpose approved by the Board of Nursing and taught by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine or pharmacist.

Evidence:
The center had no documentation of a person trained to administer medications with children in care requiring emergency medication.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure that staff trained in medication administration will be on cite during the hours that children are in care.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-J-3
Description: Based on observation of documents, the center failed to ensure that any child for whom emergency medications (such as albuterol, glucagon and epinephrine auto injector) have been prescribed shall always be in the care of a staff member or independent contractor who meets the requirements of subdivision 1 of this subsection.

Evidence:
Child #1 and Child #2 are children for whom emergency medications have been prescribed were not in the care of staff member trained to administer medications.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure that children who require emergency medications will always be in the care of a staff member or independent contractor with medication administration certification.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-260-A
Description: Based on review of documents, the center failed to provide to the licensing representative an annual fire inspection report from the appropriate fire official having jurisdiction.

Evidence:
The center did not have a current Fire Inspection report.

Plan of Correction: The center will obtain a current Fire Inspection report.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-320-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that each restroom area be equipped with soap, toilet paper and disposable towels or and air dryer within reach of children.

Evidence:
The bathroom outside of the nap room was not equipped with soap, toilet paper or paper towels.
The bathroom in the nap room was not equipped with toilet paper.

Plan of Correction: The center will ensure that all bathrooms have required supplies.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation, where playground equipment is provided, the center failed to ensure resilient surfacing shall be under equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a fall zone free of hazards obstacles.

Evidence:
Under the swings there was very little resilient material. The under covering underneath the resilient surfacing was exposed on the preschool playground.

Plan of Correction: The center will add additional resilient material and rake material to cover area identified during the inspection

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-E
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that sandboxes which prevent drainage shall be covered when not in use.

Evidence:
The sandbox on the Toddler playground does not have a a bottom that provides drainage and did not have a cover.

Plan of Correction: The center not allow children to use the sandboxes until they have been cleaned and covers have been provided.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-G
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that medication shall be labeled with the child's name, the name of the medication, the dosage amount and the times to be given.

Evidence:
The medication for Child #2 did not have a label with the child's name, the name of the medication,
dosage amount and times to be given.

Plan of Correction: The center will request a labeled prescription from the parents.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that when food is brought from home, the food container shall be sealed and clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Evidence:
There were 13 lunch boxes/bags that were not labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Plan of Correction: The center will remind parents that all food brought from home shall be labeled for identification and dated. If parents forget the food will be labeled and dated by the staff accepting the child.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-E
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that bottles shall be refrigerated.

Evidence:
In the Toddler classroom, there was a bottle that was not refrigerated and set on the counter.

Plan of Correction: The center will refrigerate all bottles.

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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