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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: Jan. 31, 2017

Complaint Related: No

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

Technical Assistance:
Reminder that the renewal application and fee must be received in the Fairfax Licensing Office prior to the expiration of the center's license, February 23, 2017.

An unannounced renewal inspection was initiated today at 1:50pm. The physical plant, 5 staff files, 4 children's files, annual fire inspection, staff training, child nutrition, children's activities, medications, emergency procedures, drills and supplies were inspected today. The outside play area was not inspected today due to the weather conditions. There were 30 children under the supervision of 7 staff. During the inspection, children were observed listening to a teacher read a book, completing activities at their work stations (counting numbers, spelling words, coloring) and preparing to leaving for the day. The children bring their lunches in each day. The interactions between the children and staff were seen to be positive and constructive in nature. There is currently 1 staff certified in MAT (medication administration training), but she was not present during today's inspection. Should you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on file review, 1 out of 4 children does not have documentation of having received immunizations before the child begins care at the center. Evidence 1. Child #4 does not have an immunization record on file.

Plan of Correction: Complete files

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on file review, 1 out of 5 staff files does not have a TB test completed within 21 days after employment began. Evidence 1. Staff #5 does not have a TB test/screening on file.

Plan of Correction: Get TB test

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on file review, 1 out of 5 staff records does not have a TB test/screening completed within two years from the date of the previous TB test/screening. Evidence 1. Staff #2's most recent TB test/screening was completed on 9/19/16. The previous test/screening was completed on 8/13/14.

Plan of Correction: Get TB test

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on file review, 2 out of 5 staff files reviewed does not have all required information in her record. Evidence 1. Staff #4 and#5 do not have the name, address and telephone number of a person to be notified in case of an emergency. 2. Staff #4 and #5 do not have written information to demonstrate that the individuals possess the education required by the job position. 3. Staff #4 and #5 do not have two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency checked before employment.

Plan of Correction: Complete files

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-D-4
Description: Based on interview, children with emergency medications were not always in the care of a staff member trained to administer medications. Evidence 1. Child #1 and #2 require emergency medications while in care. During today's inspection (1:50pm- 3:15pm), there was no MAT trained staff present.

Plan of Correction: Re-certify MAT personnel

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observations, the center did not follow all procedures for administering medications. Evidence 1. Child #2 requires an epi-pen and benedryl as emergency medications. The authorization form does not include the duration of authorization for the medication. 2. Child #1's medication authorization expired on 12/21/16. 3. Child #2 has a medication authorization for both benedryl and an epi-pen. The benedryl was not on site, therefore unavailable to be administered in case of emergency.

Plan of Correction: Get correct authorization

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-40-D-3-D
Description: 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 9/23/13, CRC was on 10/25/13 and SCR was on 10/23/13. 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 #5's most recently completed CRC was on 9/5/13 and SCR was on 8/26/13.

Plan of Correction: Have already gotten all SDS. Have received in mail since inspection on Jan 31,2017 3 SCR findings.


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