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Guidepost Montessori at West Alexandria
3475 N. Beauregard St., Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22302
(571) 206-1687

Current Inspector: Sarah Marbert (703) 479-4678

Inspection Date: Aug. 31, 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)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today. All groups were in ratio during the inspection.
5 staff records were reviewed. All were in compliance.
Children were observed participating in a wide variety of activities, during diapering, washing hands, eating snack, preparing to transition to the outside, during circle time and playing in the gross motor room on the first floor.
5 child records, medications, and training records for on-going training were reviewed.
See Violation Notice for non-compliances cited today.
Emergency evacuation drills, emergency supplies, age and stage appropriate activities were all observed.
If you have any questions regarding this inspection, you may contact me at (703) 479-4678 or at
LI was present today from 9:40am? 2:10pm.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on a review of records, one child record did not contain a completed physical within 30 days of enrollment.
Child #5?s record has no physical available for review. (Date of Enrollment: 7/1/22)

Plan of Correction: Physical is in he student's records on site.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Description: Repeat Violation
Based on a review of records, child records do not include all required information.
5 records reviewed.
1 of 5 records had no emergency contact information. (Child #3)
1 of 5 records was missing father?s work information. (Child # 4)
1 of 5 records had a parent listed as the second emergency contact. (Child #5)

Plan of Correction: Child #3: outreach to parent to obtain emergency contact information.
Child #4: Out]reach to parents to obtain father's work information - "father resides overseas"
Child #5: Outreach to parent to obtain second emergency contact.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-M
Description: Based on a review of records, documentation of on-going training for staff, did not contain all required components.
Training certificates for staff did not contain documentation of the training delivery method.

Plan of Correction: Implemented the state recommended forms for documenting training. Documentation of training now include delivery method.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-F
Description: Repeat Violation
Based on a review of medications, one
medication does not have an authorization available for review.
There is no authorization available for an Epi-
Pen at the center. (Child 1)

Plan of Correction: Authorization is in student records on site.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-510-I
Description: Based on a review of medications, one medication at the center does not have a prescription label attached.
Child #2 has an epi-pen at the center that does not have a prescription label attached.

Plan of Correction: Parent has been notified that a prescription label must accompany the Epi-pen.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-540-A
Description: Based on observation and staff statement, the first aid kit is incomplete.
Missing items include:
Triangular bandages and a thermometer.

Plan of Correction: All first aid kits will include triangular bandages and thermometers


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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