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Blue Ridge Montessori, Inc.
1071 Woodberry Square Place
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 525-0061

Current Inspector: Kelly Campbell (540) 309-2494

Inspection Date: Feb. 15, 2024

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
20 Access to minor?s records
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education
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

An unannounced on-site renewal inspection was conducted on 02/15/2024. There were 97 children, ages 2 months-6 years, and 24 staff members present during the inspection. The inspector observed the following: arrival, breakfast, free choice activities, and large motor play outside. A total of 5 children?s records and 7 staff records, were reviewed. The inspector discussed the following with staff: attendance requirements, playground safety. The inspector arrived at 8: 30 AM and departed at 10:40 AM.
The violation notice was amended on 02/29/2024.

Kelly Campbell
Licensing Inspector
Office of Child Care Health and Safety
Division of Early Childhood Care and Education
Phone# 540-309-2494

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on review of staff?s records the center failed to ensure that all out of state background checks were obtained.


Staff # 2 hired on 01/08/2024 and lived outside of the state of Virginia in the past five years in a non NFF state (national fingerprint file). Staff # 2 is required to have a criminal background prior to starting the position.

Plan of Correction: The Ex Director will check to verify the status of the background check.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-N
Description: Based on review of the playground safety plan, the center failed to ensure that all required procedures were established.


The playground safety plan was missing the following procedure: method of maintaining resilient surface.

Plan of Correction: The playground safety plan has been updated and all staff are aware.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-420-A
Description: Based on review of the family handbook, the center failed to ensure that all required policies were provided to the parent in writing.


The following policies were missing the following policies from the family handbook:
Transportation, Description of established line of authority for staff Custodial parent?s right to be admitted to the center.

Plan of Correction: The Ex. Director had added the missing policies to the family handbook.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-490-E
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that any surface that has been contaminated with body fluids shall be cleaned and sanitized.


An infant spit up on the floor, the teacher used a baby wipe to clean up the body fluid.

Plan of Correction: The Ex. Director will ensure that all staff are trained in bodily fluids and how to clean and sanitize the area.


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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