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Montessori Children's House of Loudoun
880 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 421-1112

Current Inspector: Leah Pagala (703) 537-6757

Inspection Date: Nov. 24, 2014

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:44am-1:30pm. There were 168 (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 30 staff. The physical plant, 1 staff record, 6 children?s records, medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in group play, circle time, Thanksgiving art activities and playing outside. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in this report. 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 10 calendar days from today. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor ( 703-934-7301

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review and staff interviews, the facility failed to obtain a TB screening for all staff no later than 21 days after employment Evidence: Reviewed 1 staff file and found that the staff member did not have documentation of a TB screening. Staff has been employed since 9/8/2014.

Plan of Correction: Staff submitted TB screening.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-I
Description: Based on staff interviews, the facility failed to maintain documentation of injury prevention procedures which shall be updated at least annually based on documentation of injuries and a review of the activities and services. Evidence: Identified and confirmed through staff interviews that they could not show documentation of an annually reviewed injury prevention procedure/plan at the time of the inspection.

Plan of Correction: The plan will be updated annually. All staff will review the Injury Prevention Procedure/Plan during August staff development days.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to maintain children's records with required information. Evidence: Reviewed 6 children's records and found that CH2 did not have documentation of the parent's annual review the their child's records.

Plan of Correction: CH2 parents provided missing info (work#) and signed form on 11/24/2014.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that the areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1) Observed a hole in the wall, approximately 1-2 inches long near the doorway in Room Nine. 2) Observed on the playground a grey storage bin with a broken corner causing a potential impalement hazard. 3) Observed on the playground a large tarp not secured but spread loosely over the sand box of the toddler playground causing a potential suffocation hazard. 4) Observed on the playground, a broken bench with an exposed screw causing a potential impalement hazard. 5) Observed a yellow standing swing with large sections of rust sitting in water accessible to children. 6) Observed a broken, cracked blue and white truck with a red handle on the top, on the playground.

Plan of Correction: Handyman will address and correct all 4 violations.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that all potentially hazardous substances are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: 1) Observed Static guard under the sink and Oxivir TB, Goo Gone, and Clorox accessible in an unlocked cabinet in Room 2. 2) Observed Clorox disinfectant wipes accessible to children in an unlocked cabinet in Room 8. 3) Observed hand sanitizer on top of a small fridge and hand sanitizer on a wall ledge accessible to children in Room 11.

Plan of Correction: Memo was sent to staff to remind them to keep all potentially hazardous substances behind locked doors.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that all electrical outlets were covered at the time of inspection. Evidence: 1) Observed 3 uncovered electrical outlets in Room 7 2) Observed 3 uncovered electrical outlets in Room 10 3) Observed 2 uncovered electrical outlets in Room 11

Plan of Correction: All outlets were covered on 11/24/2014.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that children under 10 years of age are always within actual sight and sound supervision. Evidence: Observed children walking alone or with another student from Room Five and Six, into the hallway and to their cubbies lined up along the hallway without sight and sound supervision.

Plan of Correction: Memo sent to staff with reminder to keep all children within sight and sound.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation the facility failed to ensure that the diapering surface was nonabsorbent. Evidence: 1) Observed in Room 10, 11 and 12 tears in the diaper changing mat making it an absorbent surface. 2) Observed in Room 12 a step can that only opened approximately 1-2 inches when the licensing inspector stepped on the foot pedal, and that the only way to open it fully was to use ones hand or possibly some other tool.

Plan of Correction: Pads on trash can were replaced.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-M
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that injury/accident records included the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 15 injury/accident records and found that 3 had no times in which parents were notified of the injuries and that 1 did not have a date in which the parents were notified of the injuries.

Plan of Correction: Reminder sent to all staff.

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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