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Montessori Academy of Virginia - Chesapeake
1468 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 436-3995

Current Inspector: Heather Harrell (757) 334-4329

Inspection Date: May 10, 2017

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.
22VAC40-80 HEARINGS PROCEDURES.
32.1 Report by person other than physician
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring visit and facility tour was conducted from 2:40 pm-4:35 pm. At the time of inspectors' arrival there were 75 preschool aged children in care with 10 staff members and 1 administrator. Children were observed participating in instructional time in the classroom, transitioning between activities and toileting and hand washing. A sample of 5 children's records and 5 staff records were reviewed. Medications and injury reports were also reviewed. Areas of noncompliance were discussed with the center administration at the conclusion of this inspection and are detailed on the violation notice.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation it wad determined the center did not ensure that all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, were maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. There was peeling paint and splintering wood on the outdoor stationary play equipment presenting potential injury hazards. 2. There was an open box of gallon ziplock bags in an unlocked floor level cabinet below the sink in the toddler classroom presenting potential suffocation/choking hazards.

Plan of Correction: Center will repair outdoor stationary play equipment by 5/21/17. Center will ensure plastic bags inaccessible to children in care 5/10/17.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation it was determined the center did not ensure all hazardous substances were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children. Evidence: There was a spray bottle of sanitizing spray in an unlocked floor level cabinet below the sink in the toddler classroom presenting potential suffocation/choking hazards.

Plan of Correction: Center will ensure all chemicals are kept locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on record review it was determined the center did not ensure that evacuation drills were practiced monthly. Evidence: There was no evacuation drill practiced for the month of April 2017.

Plan of Correction: Center will ensure that evacuation drills are practiced monthly.

Disclaimer:

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.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. Eligible child care facilities must be fully licensed, licensed exempt and a VDSS subsidy vendor, or a voluntary registered day home and a VDSS subsidy vendor. Only programs enrolled in Virginia Quality will display a rating. Virginia Quality contact information for your region is available at the following link Regional Contacts.

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