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Galilee Montessori School
3928 Pacific Avenue
Virginia beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-1034

Current Inspector: Rene Old (757) 404-1784

Inspection Date: Sept. 29, 2015

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
22VAC40-80 SANCTIONS.
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)

Technical Assistance:
Inspector discussed a license modification request with director during this inspection.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring visit and facility tour was conducted from 10:40 am-12:15pm. At the time of inspectors' arrival there were 71 20 months-6 year old children in care with 9 staff members and 2 administrators. Children were observed participating in Montessori activities/instructional time in the classroom, transitioning between activities and hand washing. A sample of 6 children's records and 3 staff records were reviewed. Medications were also reviewed. The director reported that there had been no injury reports since the last inspection. Areas of noncompliance are noted on the violation notice and were discussed with the Director during exit meeting at the conclusion of this inspection. 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. 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 preventive measure(s).

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on record review it was determined that the center did not ensure that each staff member submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening no later than 21 days after employment or volunteering. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #1(hired 8/26/15) did not contain documentation of a negative TB screening. 2. The record for staff #4(hired 8/31/15) did not contain documentation of a negative TB screening.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1?S TB test was submitted on 10/05/15. Staff #4 has a deadline of 11/15/15 to submit her TB paperwork.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-E
Description: Based on observation and interview it was determined that the center was not operating with in the terms of the current license. Evidence: The center is licensed for 2.5 years-6 years on their current license but had 5 children in care under 30 months(2.5years). Child#1(DOB:12/26/13), child #2(DOB:7/12/13), child #3(DOB:11/28/13), child #5(DOB: 1/16/14) and child#6(DOB:5/27/13) were all in care in the "Toddler room" during this inspection. The Director confirmed the ages of the children listed above. The director had followed up with the fire marshall's office and inspector to ensure that the children could be in the center but stated that she "forgot to follow up with the inspector" to request a modification of the license as discussed in the previous inspection on 4/20/15.

Plan of Correction: I, Meghan Stufflebeem, Director of Galilee Montessori have discussed the course of action that needs to be taken to modify our license to reflect our Toddler Program. Our CO has been secured with a revised number of 118. I submitted a letter via email to Kimberly Sampson on October 12th detailing the curriculum, capacity and size of the Toddler classroom.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on observation and interview it was determined that the center did not ensure that each staff person had documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment or volunteering and had written information to demonstrate that the individual possessed the education, orientation training, staff development, certification, and experience required by the job position. Evidence: 1. The record for staff #2(hired 9/4/15) did not have documentation of the required references and orientation training. 2. The record for staff #3(hired 9/28/15) did not have documentation of the required references and orientation training. 3. The record for staff #4(hired 8/31/15) did not have documentation of the required references, education, orientation training, staff development, certification, and experience required for the position of Program Leader. 4. The record for staff #5(hired 8/31/15) did not have documentation of the required references and orientation training.

Plan of Correction: References were obtained for staff #2 on 9-29-15 by Meghan Stufflebeem. Orientation training was done for staff #2 on 10/05/15 by Meghan Stufflebeem. References for staff #3 were obtained on 9/29/15 by Meghan Stufflebeem. Orientation for staff #3 was also done on 10/05/15 by Meghan Stufflebeem. References were obtained for staff #4 on 9/29/15 by Meghan Stufflebeem. Orientation for staff #4 was done on 10/05/15. Staff #4?s Montessori Training was verified by her training center (Village Montessori Training Center) on 10/02/15. Transcripts were also provided as documentation on 10/05/15. References were obtained for staff #5 on 9/29/15 by Meghan Stufflebeem. Orientation for staff #5 was done on 10/05/15 by Meghan Stufflebeem.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation it was determined that the center did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a safe condition. Evidence: There was several open boxes of large plastic bags in the ground level cabinet under the sink in the "toddler room" and were accessible to children in care.

Plan of Correction: Following this observation, a lock was placed on the cabinet beneath the sink in the Toddler Room.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation it was determined that the center did not ensure that when food is brought from home that the food containers were clearly dated and labeled in a way that identified the owners. Evidence: 4 lunchboxes belonging to the children in care were not clearly dated and/or labeled in a way that identified the owners.

Plan of Correction: I, Meghan Stufflebeem met with staff to review our policy for checking lunches for name and date. The assistant in each classroom is responsible for checking for name and date during group time from 9:00 to 9:15 a.m.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-1-B
Description: Based on record review and interview it was determined that the center did not ensure that all employees who are involved in the day-to-day operations or who is alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children have a search of central registry and criminal history record check before 30 days on employment at the center ends. Evidence: There was no documentation to show that staff #1(hired 8/26/2015) had a completed search of central registry and criminal history record check. The director stated that the requests had not been sent off yet.

Plan of Correction: All staff Criminal History Record Requests and Central Registry Requests were mailed out on 9/29/15. We are anticipating results by 11/15/15.

Disclaimer:

A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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