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Fulton Montessori School
1620 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 893-7244

Current Inspector: Jennifer Moore (540) 430-0384

Inspection Date: Nov. 13, 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 minors records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 11/13/2023. The inspector was on site from approximately 9:25 am-11:00 am. There were 14 children present, ranging in ages from 16 months to 4 years, with 5 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies, nutrition and background checks. A total of 5 child records and 5 staff records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

Please complete the plan of correction and date to be corrected for each violation cited on the violation notice and return it to me within 5 business days from today. You will need to specify how the deficient practice will be or has been corrected. Just writing the word corrected is not acceptable. Your plan of correction must contain: 1) steps to correct the noncompliance with the standard(s), 2) measures to prevent the noncompliance from occurring again; and 3) person(s)responsible for implementing each step and/or monitoring any preventative measures. Please do not use staff names; list staff by positions only.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A
Based on a review of five children's records and interview, the center did not ensure to keep a separate record for two child that contained the required information.

1. The record of child #3 (date of attendance: 10/4/2023) was missing documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age. The record of child #5 (date of attendance: 10/30/2023) was missing documentation of viewing proof of the child's identity and age and the addresses of the two emergency contacts. The record is required to contain the name, address, and phone number of two designated people to call in an emergency if a parent could not be reached.
2. Administration acknowledged that the records were incomplete.

Plan of Correction: The children's records were checked over and the parents have been contacted and necessary corrections will be done.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-200-A
Description: Based on interview, the center did not ensure that a qualified program director or a qualified back-up program director who meets one of the director qualifications was regularly on site at least 50% of the center's hours of operation.

1. In interview, staff stated that the center's qualified program director left the position in September.
2. Administration stated that they were actively interviewing for a qualified director.

Plan of Correction: Actively still interviewing applicants for the position

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-260-B
Description: Based on a review of documentation and interview, the center did not ensure to obtain annual approval from the health department for meeting requirements for:1. Water supply; 2. Sewage disposal system; and 3. Food service, if applicable.

1. The last documented health inspection was dated 10/11/2022.
2. Administration acknowledged the annual inspection was overdue.

Plan of Correction: contacted our health inspector and inspection was done on 11/14/2023

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.

1. Seven protruding nails were observed on the wooden playground fence.
2. Administration acknowledged that the fence required maintenance.

Plan of Correction: maintenance to be done on the fence-nails will be removed and replaced correctly

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation and interview, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

1. In a toddler/two year old classroom, an unlocked spray bottle of bleach solution was observed on a shelf. The staff member stated they were unaware that it needed to be locked when not in use.
2. Administration acknowledged that the bleach bottle was unlocked.

Plan of Correction: addressed teachers in the room and bleach water has been put in a locked cabinet


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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