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Falls Church Montessori
6103 Arlington Blvd.
Falls church, VA 22044
(703) 237-0266

Current Inspector: Kimberly Sawyer (571) 835-0599

Inspection Date: Sept. 7, 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.
22VAC40-80 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:
**Discussed with staff the need to ensure that children under the age of 2 years provide the school with documentation of immunization records updated every 6 months.

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted today from 11:20am-1:40pm. There were 65 (12mos-5yrs) directly supervised by 14 staff. The physical plant, 4 staff records, 4 children?s records, evacuation drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. Children were observed playing outside, and eating lunch. There was an abundant supply of books, toys, and 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 this report. If you have any questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector. Keesha Minor (keesha.minor@dss.virginia.gov) (703)479-4680 **Your new inspector will be Kimberly Sawyer (571)855-0599

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that at least every two years from the date of the first initial screening or testing, or more frequently as recommended by a licensed physician, shall submit the results of a follow-up tuberculosis screening. Evidence: Reviewed 4 staff records and found that Staff 1 and 2 did not have current TB screenings or testing. The documentation of both staff member's records indicates that the last known screening or test was completed on 1/28/2015.

Plan of Correction: Appropriate screenings and documentation will be added to staff files.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that children's records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 4 children's records and found that CH1,2 and 3 did not have documentation of the parents/guardians written verification of annually reviewed emergency contact information.

Plan of Correction: Will gave parents the appropriate document to meet the licensing requirement for verification of emergency information form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review, the facility failed to ensure that staff records were maintained with the required information. Evidence: Reviewed 4 staff records and found that all 4 were missing documentation of emergency contact information.

Plan of Correction: Will add appropriate documentation to staff forms to meet the licensing requirement.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that hazardous substances are kept in a locked place. Evidence: 1) Observed in Montessori 1 an unlocked cabinet with Lysol spray and air freshener. 2) Observed in Montessori 2 an unlocked cabinet with Lysol spray 3) Observed in Lil Montessori an unlocked cabinet with Lysol spray and hand sanitizer on a shelf accessible to children 4) Observed in Montessori Toddler an unlocked cabinet with Lysol spray and hand sanitizer.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that children under 10 years of age will always be within actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Evidence: Observed that while the class was on the playground a child went into their classroom, unsupervised to use the bathroom, wash their hands and eat their lunch. A staff member and the inspector entered the classroom, where the staff member discussed with the child that entering the classroom without talking to a teacher was not okay, and then the staff member escorted the child back to the playground where they were supervised by other staff.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-B
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that materials and equipment available shall be age and stage appropriate for the children. Evidence: 1) Observed in the Montessori 2 room, small shoes and shapes used for the Practical Life corner that posed an choking hazard to children under the age of 3. 2) Observed in the Lil Montessori (2-3yrs) and Montessori Toddler (12months -2yrs) room small shapes and objects used in the Practical Life section of the classroom that posed a potential choking hazard to children under the age of 3.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during the inspection

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that there was a first aid kit on each floor of the building used by children. Evidence: Observed and identified through staff interviews that there was not a first aid kit on the second level which is used by children during nap, and extended care.

Plan of Correction: We will furnish and maintain a first aid kit for the second floor.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that first aid kits contained the minimum required items. Evidence: Observed that the first aid kit from the lower level was missing a first aid instructional manual.

Plan of Correction: We will maintain appropriate first aid instructional manual.

Disclaimer:

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