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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: July 25, 2022

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
? 8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
? 8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
? 8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
? 8VAC20-780 Programs.

Comments:
An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted on site on 7/25/2022. The inspectors arrived at 12:00 PM and departed at 1:45 P.M. Follow up interviews were completed on 7/27/2022. A complaint was received in the licensing office on 7/20/2022. The preponderance of evidence of sight and sound supervision was supported and complaint is valid.

Kelly Campbell
Licensing Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education
Phone# 540-309-2494
Kelly.campbell @doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that all areas and equipment was maintained in a safe and operable condition.

Evidence:

The gate of the middle playground that is used by the children was laying on the ground. The cement footer was exposed. This posed a safety hazard to the children in care.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-F
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews with staff, the center failed to ensure that all children were within sight and sound supervision of a staff member.

On 7/20/2022, a 5 year old child # 1, walked around the elementary school building and through an opening in the fence. The gate was laying on the ground. The child walked around the building to the back porch. One of the elementary school teachers saw child # 1 and took the child into the building and back to class. During this time staff # 3 was returning from being inside and started to search for child # 1. Verified through interviews with all three staff, child # 1 was out of sight and sound supervision for approximately 5 minutes.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-C
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews and attendance records, the center failed to ensure that the staff to child ratio was met.

Evidence:

On 7/20/2022 there were 40 children ages 2 ? to 5 years of age on the middle playground. There were 2 staff members supervising the children. The required ratio is for one staff for eight children. Five staff members were required.

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

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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