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Montessori Children's House of Loudoun
880 W. Church Road
Sterling, VA 20164
(703) 421-1112

Current Inspector: Cynthia Ford (703) 479-4679

Inspection Date: Sept. 7, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
63.2 Licensure and Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Technical Assistance:
Discussed attendance sheet.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 11:20am-2:45pm. Also a Subsidy Health and Safety inspection was conducted today to review supplemental health and safety requirements. There were 131 children (infants-5yrs.) directly supervised by 13 staff. The physical plant, 10 staff records, 8 children?s records, and 6 medications. Children were observed participating in group play, reading books, playing outside, and eating lunch. Lunch served today was turkey meatball sandwiches, cucumbers, and orange slices. Diapering and hand-washing procedures were also observed. There was an abundant supply of materials for the children. There was an adequate number of staff with current certification in MAT, CPR and First Aid, as well as DHO training. Staff-to-child ratios were in compliance. 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, Leah Pagala at or (703) 537-6757.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, the provider did not maintain complete records for each staff member. Evidence: 1. Staff A (date of hire 08/21/2017) is missing a second completed reference, and orientation documentation by the end of their first week.

Plan of Correction: We will have the records completed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, furnishings in the center were not maintained in safe condition. Evidence: 1 out of 12 cribs was manufactured in January 2011 and does not meet CPSC standards.

Plan of Correction: We will remove the crib immediately.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all hazardous substances such as cleaning materials and disinfectants were kept in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: In room 1, there were three bottles of sanitizer in an unlocked closet accessible to children. In room 5, a bleach sponge was stored in an unlocked lower cabinet. In room 8, a cleanser was placed on a shelf accessible to children. In a downstairs closet, cleansers and sanitizing sprays were stored in an unlocked closet.

Plan of Correction: Items were locked and removed accordingly on the day of inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-500-B
Description: Based on observation, the diapering surface was not cleaned with soap and at least room temperature water and sanitized after each use. Evidence: After changing a diaper, a teacher was observed cleaning the diaper changing pad with only a sanitizing solution. The teacher did not first use a soap and water solution.

Plan of Correction: We will review the process with the specific staff member.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, food brought from home was not labeled with a child's name and date. Evidence: In room 5, six lunch boxes were not labeled with a name of the child and a date. In room 9, five lunch boxes were placed in a bin with the date but were not individually labeled with the date. One lunch box from room 9 did had neither a name or the date.

Plan of Correction: We create a new more efficient system to date lunch boxes.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-E
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure all prepared infant formula bottles were clearly labeled with the date. Evidence: Eight bottles were observed labeled with a child's name but not the date.

Plan of Correction: We will have dates labeled on bottles and review with staff.


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.