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Montessori Peace School
730 Jackson Street
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 689-0208

Current Inspector: Eureka Nance (703) 638-5968

Inspection Date: Sept. 13, 2016 and Sept. 22, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Reminder that the fire inspection will need to be completed again. Discussed the difference between types and brands of medications (ie. Benedryl and diphenhydramine)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was initiated on 9/13 at 11:50am and completed on 9/22 at 1:20pm.. The physical plant, 5 staff files, 4 children's files, staff training, children's activities, medications, emergency procedures, drills and supplies were inspected. There were 39 children under the supervision of 6 staff. During the inspection on 9/13, children were observed playing outside on the playground area, working on tasks at different "work centers" (including spelling, counting and coloring) , preparing for and eating lunch. The children bring their lunches from home each day. The interactions between the children and staff were seen to be positive and constructive in nature. There are currently 2 staff certified in MAT (medication administration training). Should you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-50-B
Description: Based on interview, there were staff records not maintained and made accessible at the center. Evidence 1. On 9/13, there were "several" staff files which were not at the center, therefore accessible to review. 2. On 9/22, there was one staff files which was not at the center upon the LI's arrival at 1:20pm.

Plan of Correction: These will be kept at the center when in session.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observations, there was playground equipment that either did not have resilient surfacing underneath and in the fall zones, or there was an insufficient depth of mulch under and in the fall zones. Evidence 1. On 9/13, there were two pieces of playground equipment (green metal climbing structure and metal slide) that did not have any resilient surfacing under and within the fall zones. On 9/22, there was mulch under the equipment, but it was less than the required 6 inches of mulch. 2. On 9/13 and 9/22, the wooded climbing structure with green slide had less than the required 6 inches of mulch under and within the fall zones.

Plan of Correction: More mulch will be added to these areas.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: 9/22 Based on observations, the center did not follow all procedures for administering medications. Evidence 1. Child #6 requires an epi-pen as an emergency medication. The authorization form does not include the duration of authorization for the medication.

Plan of Correction: The effective date will be added to the form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: 9/22 Based on file review, a minimum of two shelter-in-place practice drills were not completed every year. Evidence 1. There was no documentation of a shelter-in-place drill having been completed for the 2015-2016 school year.

Plan of Correction: These will be completed and recorded.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: 9/22 Based on file review, 4 out of 5 staff records do not have background checks [sworn disclosure statement (SDS), criminal history record check (CRC), and search of the central registry (SCR)] completed before three years since the last checks were done. Evidence 1. Staff #1's most recently completed SDS was on 8/1/13, CRC was on 9/5/13 and SCR was on 8/26/13. 2. Staff #2's most recently completed SDS was on 7/26/13, CRC was on 9/5/13 and SCR was on 8/26/13. 3. Staff #3's most recently completed CRC was on 9/5/13 and SCR was on 8/26/13. 4. Staff #4's most recently completed SDS was on 1/16/13.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1 and #2's CRC and SCR have been sent off to be completed again since 9/13. Staff #3's needs to be sent off. The SDS's will be completed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-1
Description: On 9/13, the most recently issued license was not posted at the public entrance to the center.

Plan of Correction: 9/22, this was posted.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: On 9/13, the findings of the most recent inspection of the facility was not posted at the public entrance.

Plan of Correction: 9/22 This was posted


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