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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: Aug. 31, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and

Comments:
An unannounced self-report inspection was conducted on site on 8/31/2022. The self-report was received on August 26, 2022. The preponderance of evidence of sight and sound supervision was supported.

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 #: 8VAC20-780-40-E
Description: Based on review of the center?s policies and procedures the center failed to ensure that the center maintains compliance with the center?s own policies and procedures that are required by the standards.

Evidence:
1.Procedure for identifying where attending children are at all times was not followed by staff on the day of the incident.

Plan of Correction: -We immediately made the staff lanyards with the class roster on it. Teachers will mark off students that are absent and keep an accurate head count on them. The exception is the infant teachers, unless they are outside.
-Teachers also keep an accurate head count on their glass door.
-We immediately had a staff training Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 where we reviewed Ratios and Playground Safety Policy & Procedures.

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

Evidence:
On 8/26/2022, Child # 1, age 3, was left out of sight and sound supervision for approximately
56 minutes. There were 13 children in care and staff did not count the last child that arrived
into the program at approximately 9:16 AM. At approximately 11:20 AM, 12 children lined up
to exit the building and Child #1 was left in the classroom asleep in the reading chair. Staff #1
and Staff #2 stated that they were using the initial head count of 12 children and not 13
when they lined up to exit. At approximately 12:08 PM, Child # 1 awakes and wanders
around the classroom. At approximately 12:16 PM, the class returned from the playground
and Child # 1 was discovered.

Plan of Correction: -We immediately made the staff lanyards with the class roster on it. Teachers will mark off students that are absent and keep an accurate head count on them. The exception is the infant teachers, unless they are outside.
-Teachers also keep an accurate head count on their glass door.
-We immediately had a staff training Wednesday, August 31 at 7:30 where we reviewed Ratios and Playground Safety Policy & Procedures.

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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