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Children's House Montessori School
2425 - A North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 276-1360

Current Inspector: Ann Dramstad (703) 314-0860

Inspection Date: June 13, 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.
63.2 General Provisions.
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Recommended consistency in medication authorization forms as two different forms were in use.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today from 10:30am-1:00pm. There were 71 children directly supervised by 11 staff. The physical plant, 5 staff records, 11 children?s records, 5 medications, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed participating in working with Montessori tools and materials, participating in large group time involving gross motor skills, playing outside, and participating in a music assembly. Teacher guidance was observed while children used the rest room. There was an abundant supply of materials for the children. The center was clean and organized. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Kara Wright at kara.wright@dss.virginia.gov or 703-537-6241.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, one of six children's records was incomplete. Evidence: Child #1's record did not contain an address for one of two required emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The child is leaving the program at the end of the week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-C
Description: Based on record review, one of five staff did not obtain the required 16 hours of annual training. Evidence: Staff #1 has completed 11.75 hours of training during the past year.

Plan of Correction: The teacher is enrolling in an online training to obtain the required hours.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, two outlets did not have protective covers. Evidence: Two outlets in the downstairs hallway were observed without protective covers.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on medication review, one child did not have written authorization from the parent for the center to administer a nonprescription medication on site. Evidence: Child #7 did not have an authorization form for one of the two medications on site.

Plan of Correction: The medication will be sent home.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on medication review, the center did not follow all prescription medication requirements. Evidence: Child#9 and Child #11 prescribed emergency medication was not maintained in a labeled container.

Plan of Correction: Medication is being sent home at the end of term this week.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-N
Description: Based on medication review, medications were kept at the center more than fourteen days after the expiration of the medication authorization. Evidence: 1. The authorizations for two medications belonging to Child#7 expired on 5/19/17. 2. The authorizations the medications belonging to Child#11expired on 5/25/17.

Plan of Correction: The medications will be given to the parents today.

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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