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Montessori Children's House of Loudoun
880 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 421-1112

Current Inspector: Cynthia Ford (703) 479-4679

Inspection Date: May 25, 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:
Referred program to standard 40K to correspond with preservice training.

Comments:
Today an unannounced Monitoring Inspection took place between the hours of 11:55 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. There were 8 classrooms observed with a total of 97 children with 17 staff within the supervision guidelines. The children were observed eating lunch, painting, completing worksheets and napping. A complete inspection of the physical plant, children and staff records, fire drill log, and medication 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 Cynthia.ford@doe.virginia.gov. Thank you for your cooperation during the inspection.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on staff record review, the center did not obtain results of a central registry search within 30 days of employment for all staff.

Evidence: At the time of inspection, staff # 2 (start date: 4/18/22) did not have results of a central registry search on file.

Plan of Correction: I will follow up with OBI via email.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A-1
Description: Based on staff record review, prior to employment, each staff member did not submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Evidence:
1. At the time of inspection, staff #1 (start date: 05/02/2022) did not have documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening on file.

Plan of Correction: I will have the staff member complete a tuberculosis screening.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A-2
Description: Based on staff record review, prior to employment, each staff member did not submit documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening completed within the last 30 calendar days of the date of employment.

Evidence:
1. Staff #4 (start date: 03/01/2022) had a tuberculosis screening dated 12/11/2020.

Plan of Correction: I will have the staff member complete a new tuberculosis screening.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on staff record review, documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were not checked before employment of all staff.

Evidence:
1. At the time of inspection, staff #1 did not have any references on file.
2. At the time of inspection, staff #2 did not have any references on file.
3. At the time of inspection, staff #4 did not have any references on file.

Plan of Correction: I will complete all missing reference checks.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-A
Description: Based on staff record review, all staff did not complete the mandatory Virginia Preservice training within 90 days of employment.

Evidence: At the time of inspection, staff #3 (start date: 01/25/2022) did not have documentation of a completed Virginia Preservice training on file.

Plan of Correction: I will have her complete the training this weekend.

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

Evidence: There was no resilient surfacing provided at the bottom of the slide. The center only had grass.

Plan of Correction: Mulch has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-B
Description: Based on over-the-skin product review, the center did not obtain written parent authorization for all products.

Evidence: At the time of inspection, the center did not have written parent authorization for child #1?s sunscreen.

Plan of Correction: I will have the parents complete an authorization form today.

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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