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Montessori School of Alexandria
6300 Florence Lane
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 960-3498

Current Inspector: Maria Robles-Lopez (703) 397-3827

Inspection Date: Sept. 1, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 8:40am-11:40am. At the time of entrance, 49 children were in care with 9 staff members present. Children were observed during transition, circle time/calendar, engaged in group activities, reading and table toys. A selection of staff and children records, medications and other documents were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on record review, three of five children's records did not have complete information. Evidence: 1. Child A's record was missing the address for one emergency contact, the first date of attendance, previous child day care and schools attended by the child and documentation of viewing proof of identity and age of the child. 2. Child B's record was missing the documentation of viewing proof of identity and age of the child. 3. Child' C's record was missing the address for two emergency contacts.

Plan of Correction: The administrator will ask for the information from the parents today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not include all required information. Evidence: 1. The four Staff records reviewed had an emergency contact person listed with a phone number, but did not have an address.

Plan of Correction: The Administrator will ask for the information from the staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1. In the blue classroom, two cleaning products were found under the children's sink in a cabinet and were unlocked. 2. In the blue classroom, one cleaning product was found in a higher level cabinet, but was unlocked. 3. In the school age classroom, two cleaning products were found above the sink in a cabinet, but were unlocked. 4. In the white classroom, seven cleaning products were found in an unlocked closet.

Plan of Correction: The products will be moved to a locked cabinet and remind staff to make sure the cabinets are locked.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on review of records and interview, the center did not implement a monthly practice evacuation drill each month and did not practice two shelter in place drills per year. Evidence: 1. The evacuation log did not include documentation of an evacuation drill for August 2017. 2. There was no documentation of shelter in place drills being practiced. 3. The Administrator confirmed that the August evacuation drill and Shelter in place drills had not been completed.

Plan of Correction: The Administrator will implement two practice evacuation drills and one Shelter in Place drill in September and will perform another one before the renewal.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F
Description: Based on review of the centers menu, the center did not follow the nutritional requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture for snacks. Evidence: 1. The menu for the month of September had snacks listed that did not have two of the four components: Examples: Peach cups and water. Cereal bars and water. Rice Krispy Treats and water.

Plan of Correction: The administrator will adjust the menu to have two components.


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