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Guidepost Montessori at Reston
11579 Cedar Chase Rd
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 404-9733

Current Inspector: Lisa Hudson (571) 389-2459

Inspection Date: Sept. 6, 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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Discussed the importance of ensuring all required documents are obtained and maintained in records for review.

Discussed the transitions from lunch to nap time and the need to have adequate lighting while children are eating.

An unannounced Monitoring inspection was conducted today. A total of 47 children with 7 staff were onsite today. Observation of classrooms #3,4,5,6 and 7 was made. The children were busy singing the "Ladybug" song with staff in Class #3. After this activity they continued to engage in an interactive song with staff. They were observed transitioning to washing their hands and preparing for lunch. The children sat quietly in all six classrooms while they prepared to eat lunch. Both lunch brought from home and school lunch was observed. Cots were laid out for nap time with labeled linens for each child to identify each specific child's cot. Two medications onsite and were reviewed. The playground was provided with new mulch since the last inspection and the necessary changes with some equipment was verified. A total of 7 children's files and 5 staff files were reviewed. Previous violations from the last inspection were reviewed and corrections were verified. This inspection occurred between 10:30am and 2pm. Thank you for your cooperation today. Please email me at: lisa.hudson@doe.virginia with any questions.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on staff record review, documentation that staff possesses the education, certification, and experience required by the job position was not found.
1. Staff # 2,3,4 and 5 are program leaders.
2. Documentation that Staff #2 ,3 ,4 and 5 are lead qualified was not maintained in their staff records.

Plan of Correction: Certificates that verified all staff are lead qualified was obtained and forwarded to the Licensing Inspector for review.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-A
Description: Based on review of topical ointments, ointments were kept beyond the expiration date of the product.
1. A topical ointment for Child #5 expired in May 2023.
2. A topical ointment for Child #7 expired in June 2023.
3. A topical ointment for Child #6 expired in March 2023.
4. Neosporin was onsite and expired in December 2022.

Plan of Correction: All expired topicals were removed from the classroom immediately.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-520-C
Description: Based on review of authorizations for diaper ointment/cream, parent authorizations had expired and one over the counter cream was not properly labeled.
1. Parent authorizations for Child #5, #6 and #7 in Class #3 expired in June 2023.
2. Cortizone cream located in Class #3 was not labeled with a child's name.

Plan of Correction: All expired authorizations were removed from the classroom and new authorizations will be obtained from parents.


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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