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Guidepost Montessori at Sterling
624 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 662-5582

Current Inspector: Sandra D'Imperio (703) 479-4675

Inspection Date: June 3, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
X 8VAC20-780 Administration.
X 8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
X 8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
X 8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
X 8VAC20-780 Programs.
X 8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies
8VAC20-780 Special Services.
X 8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations

Technical Assistance:
The Inspector suggested the following physical plant improvements: a covering over the basement classroom exit door due to outdoor drainage issues, a better quality safety lock on the side gate, improved quality side gate fence.

The following were discussed: replacement swings, safe ways to install barriers around the playground fall zones that require resilient surfacing, and bathroom/classroom equipment to be added to the basement classroom before use.

A monitoring inspection was conducted on 6/3/2022. There were 8 children in care with a total of 4 staff assigned to their direct supervision. The children were observed playing outside and engaging in classroom Montessori activities. The Inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administrative record keeping, the physical plant, emergency preparedness, background checks, and nutrition.

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Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on a review of staff records, it was determined that two records do not include all required information.
Staff record A and record B do not include emergency contact information for each staff person.

Plan of Correction: Both staff will be asked to complete the emergency contact form today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observations, it was determined that one piece of center equipment has not been maintained in safe and operable condition.
There are painted metal railings along the steps leading from the basement classroom to the outdoor play area. There are several areas of rust and peeling paint on these railings.

Plan of Correction: I will place a maintenance request to repair the railings.


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