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Guidepost Montessori at Ashburn Village
21711 Shellhorn Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147
(571) 210-7707

Current Inspector: Lisa Hudson (571) 389-2459

Inspection Date: June 22, 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
? 8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the importance of timely reporting of suspected abuse.
Recommended mandated reporter training for all staff and in-service on forbidden actions.

Comments:
A self-report was received on 06/17/2022. An Unannounced Monitoring Inspection was conducted today to investigate two incidents involving forbidden actions by a staff member that occurred on 06/15/2022 and 06/16/2022. Staff and parent interviews were conducted, staff records and written statements reviewed and observation of the toddler classroom was completed. Violations were found in the following areas: Administration and Programs. Thank you for your cooperation during the investigation. Please email me at: lisa.hudson@doe.virginia with questions or need for clarification.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-80-B
Description: Based on interviews and staff written statements, a suspected incident of child abuse was not reported in accordance with ? 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia.

1. Staff #2 and #4 observed a suspected incident of physical abuse on 06/15/2022.
2. When interviewed, Staff #4 stated ?I didn?t say anything, I figure the lead [Staff #2] would say something.?
3. Staff #2?s signed written statement dated 06/23/2022 stated ?[Staff #3 and #4 were present. [Staff #4] witnessed a portion of the occurrence and we looked at each in shock.?

4. When interviewed, Staff #2 stated ?I asked [Staff #5] to remove her from the class, ?[Staff #5] asked me if I need to call CPS. I told [Staff #5] I fear retaliation.?

5. The incident of suspected physical abuse of a child observed by staff on 06/15/2022 was not reported immediately to the local department of social services as required. It was reported at 9:32am on 06/17/2022.

Plan of Correction: 1. 1:1?s with
involved staff
about mandated
reporting
importance and
urgency
2. Mandated
reporting #
posted inside of
classroom
cupboards for
easy access
3. Re-training on
Child Abuse &
Neglect for all
staff during
teacher training
days
4. Re-training on
Child Abuse &
Neglect for every
employee
5. Reviewing what
it means to be a
Mandated
Reporter with
every employee
6. Reviewing
licensing's
requirements for
reporting of
incidents,
injuries, and
suspected child
abuse
7. Reporting and
Parent
Communication
Workshop
8. Health and
Safety
Scavenger Hunt
9. Staff Prep Day
Homework
Booklet:
Prepared
Montessori
Coursework for
PD completed
over a 30-60-90-
day schedule
with 1:1 check in
for completion
by admin

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-410-1
Description: Based on staff interviews and staff written statements, one staff used forbidden actions with 2 children.
Evidence:
1. On 06/15/2022, Staff #2 and #4 observed Staff #1 roughly handling Child #1 (age 2 years).


a. When interviewed, Staff #2 stated ?[Staff #1] yelled at [Child #1] and she grabbed [Child #1?s] right arm from behind and she dragged [Child #1] to the bathroom and I saw [Child #1?s] legs dragging.?

b. Staff #2?s signed written statement dated 06/28/2022 stated ?I witnessed [Staff #1] calling the child to use the bathroom for a diaper change. This occurred around 12:10pm during lunch and transition to nap time. [Staff #1] was loud and her tone sounded rude and harsh. [Staff #1] grabbed the child?s right arm and pulled [Child #1] too hard. [Staff #1] dragged the child into the bathroom while the child cried.?



c. When interviewed, Staff #4 stated ?I saw [Staff #1] grab [Child #1] from behind and I saw [Child #1?s] feet were dragging. [Child #1] was crying at the time.?

d. Staff #4?s signed written statement dated 06/22/2022 stated ?between 12:00pm a teacher her name is [Staff #1], she pulled [Child #1] hard from his arms and dragged him over the bathroom door?.

2. On 06/16/2022, Staff #3 and #4 observed Staff #1 grabbing Child #2?s (age 2 years) chin and yelling at the child.

a. When interviewed, Staff #3 stated ?[Child #2] was crying and [Staff #1] grabbed [Child #2?s] chin and yelled ?I don?t care about your crying, shut up and eat your food?.

b. Staff #3?s signed written statement dated 06/22/2022 stated ?I saw [Staff #1] that she was forcing [Child #2] to eat?. The written statement included Staff #1 was overheard stating ?I don?t care if you want it or not.?

c. Staff #2?s signed written statement dated 06/23/2022 stated ?[Staff #1] was helping me with the cot and said out loud ?I hate [Child #2]. I hate this kid. He is horrible!? and ?the child heard the statement.?

Plan of Correction: Staff using forbidden actions was terminated from the company on 6/16/2022 2. Report was made against staff using forbidden actions once all staff witnesses and potential witnessed were interviewed. Report made on 6/17/2022

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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