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Blue Ridge Montessori, Inc.
1071 Woodberry Square Place
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 525-0061

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: April 27, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-820 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Comments:
A renewal inspection was conducted on April 27, 2022. Upon arrived at 10:00 AM, there were 129 children ages 2 months to 6 years old in care under the care of 22 staff. A total of 13 children records (includes medication & allergy care records) and 6 staff records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-770-40-D-1-a
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to ensure board officers or any agent involved in the day-to-day operations complete Background Check.

EVIDENCE:
Four new board officers identified on the Licensee's renewal application did not complete required Background Checks (Sworn Disclosure upon registrant change; Central Registry before the end of 30 days after change; Fingerprint Criminal Record upon registrant change).

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to ensure areas and equipment of the center is maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.

EVIDENCE:
On the pre-school playground, the Licensing Inspector observed the following hazardous:

1 Large areas of exposed tarp surrounding the play equipment and in general open areas of the playgroundcreating multiple tripping hazards.

2 Damaged chain liked fence surrounding the playground area with exposed sharp metal portions of the fence was accessible to the children. Children were observed swinging back and forth on portions of the fence that weren?t securely fastened.

3 Large wood logs were observed in the trajectory fall zones. Children were observed climbing on the logs while other children were jumping and playing on the equipment.

Plan of Correction: Additional mulch will be added to the playground to cover exposed tarp. Chain liked fence will be fixed/replaced.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to keep hazardous substances in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

EVIDENCE:
In the Blue Spruce classroom, the Licensing Inspector observed hazardous substances (detergent PODS) stored in an unlocked cabinet drawer that was accessible to the children in care.

Plan of Correction: All hazardous chemicals will be stored in a locked cabinet. Corrected during inspection

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-320-B
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to ensure each restroom used by the children in care is equipped with soap, toilet paper and disposable towels or an air dryer within the reach of children.

EVIDENCE:
The bathroom used by the children in the Cherry Blossoms classroom was not equipped with paper towels or an air dryer within the reach of the children.

Plan of Correction: Bathrooms will be restocked with required items.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to clean diapering surface with soap and running water and sanitize after each use.

EVIDENCE:
In the Palmetto classroom, the Licensing Inspector observed staff member changing diapers for multiple children. The diapering area was not cleaned with soap and water and sanitized after each use.

Plan of Correction: Will review diapering procedures with all staff. Staff will be retrained on the diapering procedures

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-G
Description: Based on inspection, the Licensee failed to ensure prescribed medication is labeled with the child?s name, the name of the medication, the dosage amount and the time(s) to be given.

EVIDENCE:
Prescribed medication for Child #2 was not stored in the original packaging, was not labeled with the child?s name, the name of the medication, the dosage amount, and the time(s) to be given. Prescription medication did not include pharmacy prescription label.

Plan of Correction: Center will obtain the original medication package from the child?s parents.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-E
Description: Based on observations, the Licensee failed to label infant bottles containing prepared infant formula with the required information.

EVIDENCE:
In the Juniper classroom, the Licensing Inspector observed infant bottles with prepared infant formula that were not labeled with the child?s name and the current date.

In the Weeping Willow classroom, the Licensing Inspector observed breast milk bags containing milk that were not labeled with the date and the child?s name.

Plan of Correction: Staff will label all infant bottles and bags with the date and the child?s name; upon arrival each day. Corrected during inspection

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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