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Chesapeake Montessori School - Grassfield
2013 Scenic Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 547-7673

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: May 17, 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)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
The following areas were discussed with center management during the inspection: Infant diapering procedures and medication administration training.

Comments:
A monitoring inspection was conducted on 5/17/22 from 10:05am until 1:00pm. At the time of the inspection, there were 74 children in care with 15 staff present. A sample of 7 children's records and 7 staff records were reviewed. Children were observed participating in morning learning activities, playing on the playground and eating lunch. Diapering procedures and restroom and handwashing procedures were also observed. First aid and emergency supplies, the emergency preparedness plan, documentation of emergency practice drills, children's injury reports and required center postings were reviewed. Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law. Violations are listed on the violation notice issued to the center and were discussed with the assistant director during the exit interview.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that an employee of a licensed or registered child day program must be denied continued employment or volunteer service if the licensed child day program does not have a central registry finding within 30 days of employment.

Evidence:
1. The record for staff 1 (date of hire: 2/7/22) does not contain documentation of a central registry finding.
2. Center management confirmed that the records for staff 1 is lacking documentation of a central registry finding.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: The central registry search was requested for staff 1; however, the results have not been received and center management did not call to check on the request. Center management will contact the Office of Background Investigations to obtain an update on the search request. Once received, the results will be placed in staff 1's record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that each staff member shall submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.

Evidence:
1. The record for staff 2 (date of hire: 5/2/22) does not contain documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.
2. Center management confirmed that the record for staff 2 is lacking documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff 2 had obtained a TB test prior to employment; however, documentation of the results could not be located. Staff 1 will obtain a new TB test and the results will be placed in the staff record.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-A
Description: Based on record review and interview, the center did not ensure that new staff shall have completed the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course within 90 calendar days of employment.

Evidence:
1. The record for staff 1 (date of hire: 2/7/22) does not contain documentation that the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course has been completed.
2. Center management confirmed that the record for staff 1 is lacking documentation that the Virginia Department of Education-sponsored orientation course has been completed.

Plan of Correction: The center responded with the following: Staff 1 will finish completing the orientation course as soon as possible and the certificate will be placed in the staff record.

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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