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Harrisonburg Montessori School
1350 Peach Grove Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-6111

Current Inspector: Julie Kunowsky (540) 430-9256

Inspection Date: Sept. 20, 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

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on September 20, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Upon arrival, there were 50 children, ages 2 through 5, in the care of 8 staff.

The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 5 child records and 11 staff records were reviewed. One agent?s background information was also reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined noncompliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

If you have any questions please contact the licensing inspector at 540-430-9256.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-A
Description: Based on record review the facility failed to obtain a repeated fingerprint check for one staff within 5 years of the prior one.


1. Review of staff records revealed Staff #2 had not obtained updated fingerprints within 5 years.
2. Staff # 2 's documented date of obtaining fingerprints was 07/03/2023.
3. The director confirmed Staff #2 had not yet obtained updated fingerprint checks

Plan of Correction: An appointment to obtain a repeated fingerprint check has been initiated. Documentation will be sent to the licensing inspector once received.

Standard #: 8VAC20-770-60-C-2
Description: Based on observation the facility failed to obtain Virginia Central registry findings within 30 days of employment.

1. Staff record reviewed revealed Staff #6 and Staff #8 did not have documentation of obtaining Virginia Central registry checks within 30 days of employment.
2. Staff #6's date of hire was documented 03/01/2023. Staff #8's date of hire was documented 04/01/2023.
3. Director confirmed these central registry findings were not obtained with 30 days of employment.

Plan of Correction: Request for Virginia Central Registry findings has been mailed. Documentation will be sent to the licensing inspector once received.


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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