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The Woods, A Montessori School
16723 River Ridge Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(703) 634-2537

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: March 30, 2023

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.
8VAC20-790 Subsidy Regulations.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
When children are on the lower part of the toddler playground, staff should be positioned in that area. Playground supervision is active with staff circulating and spaced appropriately to provide adequate supervision.

An uannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today with the head of school and administrative staff. The inspection took place from 8:50 am to 10:45 am. There were One hundred sixteen children present with seventeen staff providing supervision. The Licensing Inspector was able to observe outside play, group and independent activities and circle time. Medications were reviewed for 3 children. Five staff and children's files were reviewed during this inspection.The fire inspection is dated 12/6/22 and the health inspection is dated 11/17/22.

The areas of non compliance are outlined on the violation notice

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-160-A
Description: Based on a review of staff files and interview with administrative staff, it was determined that all staff did not have tuberculosis test/screening on file at the time of employment.
Staff A was hired on1/23/23 and there was no tuberculosis test/ screening on file.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain the tuberculosis test/screening.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A-8
Description: Based on a review of recordkeeping and interview, it was determined that there were no written care plans from a physician for each child with a diagnosed food allergy.
Child A has an allergy to peanuts, Child B has an allergy to tree nuts, Child C has an allergy to peanuts. There were no allergy care plans on file for Child A, B and C.

Plan of Correction: We will obtain the allergy care plans.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that hazardous substances were not kept locked.
The Licensing Inspector observed sanitizing wipes and containers of sanitizing agents, disinfectant spay in classroom F; disinfectant spay and lens cleaner in classroom A, disinfectant spay , air freshener and rubbing alcohol above the sink in classoom E. All were unlocked in the classroom.

Plan of Correction: We will retrain staff on the need to keep hazardous substances locked. The items will be locked today.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation and measurement, it was determined that the outside play equipment did not maintain a fall zone of 6 feet.
On the toddler playground was a blue slide that sat on the poured in place resilient surfacing.
The slide requires a 6 foot fall zone but the slide had a 3.5 foot fall zone.
Beyond the 3.5 feet was bare ground.

Plan of Correction: We will relocate the slide over the resilient surfacing to ensure a 6 foot tall zone.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-L
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that medication was not kept locked.
The Licensing Inspector observed Epinephrine sitting on the counter at the front desk unlocked.

Plan of Correction: The medication was locked during the inspection.

Standard #: 8VAC20-820-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility was not posted.

Plan of Correction: We will post the most recent inspection.


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.

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