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Montessori Peace School
730 Jackson Street
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 689-0208

Current Inspector: Eureka Nance (703) 638-5968

Inspection Date: Nov. 8, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Facilities and Programs..
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

An unannounced monitoring inspection was initiated today at 11:15am. The physical plant, 7 staff files, 5 children's files, annual fire and health inspection, staff training, child nutrition, children's activities, medications, emergency procedures, drills and supplies were inspected today. There were 41 children under the supervision of 6 staff. During the inspection, children were observed at center stations where they worked on spelling, counting, reading and shapes, listened to storytime, prepared for and ate their lunch. The children bring in their lunches from home each day they are in attendance. The interactions between the children and staff were seen to be positive and constructive in nature. There are currently 2 staff certified in MAT (medication administration training). Should you have any questions, please contact me at

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on file review, 2 out of 7 staff records does not have a TB test/screening completed within two years from the date of the previous TB test/screening. Evidence 1. Staff #4's most recent TB test/screening was completed on 7/10/15. 2. Staff #5's most recent TB test/screening was completed on 7/20/15.

Plan of Correction: These staff will have this completed again.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based on interview, the center could not find documentation of having received an annual fire inspection. Evidence 1. The Director stated that this was completed in the

Plan of Correction: The Director will contact the fire official to obtain a copy of this.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-B
Description: Based on interview, the center has not received an annual health inspection. Evidence 1. The Director stated that she has not contacted the health department to schedule this inspection.

Plan of Correction: The Director will contact the health department to have this completed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observations, there was playground equipment that did not have the minimum depth of resilient surfacing underneath and in the fall zones. Evidence 1. There were two pieces of playground equipment (metal slide and swing set) that had less than the required 6 inches of mulch within the fall zone areas.

Plan of Correction: We will redistribute the mulch we have to these areas.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-C
Description: Based on observations, the center did not follow all procedures for administering medications. Evidence 1. Child #2 has documentation from a physician that states he requires an epi-pen as an emergency medication for a tree nut allergy. However, the parent told the administrator that the child did not need this and did not provide it to the center. 3. Child #6 has a medication authorization for both benedryl and an epi-pen. The benedryl was not on site, therefore unavailable to be administered in case of emergency. 3. Child #7 has an epi-pen at the center. However, the medication authorization could not be located.

Plan of Correction: An administrator spoke to child #2's parent during the inspection. She will bring an epi-pen to the center. The administrator will ask child #6's parent to bring Benedryl into the center. The administrator ask child #7's parent for another medication authorization form.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on file review, the center does not have documentation of having completed 2 shelter-in-place drills annually. Evidence 1. There was no written documentation of these having been completed. However, the center did have one practice drill and one real-life tornado drill that they performed.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure to document these drills.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observations, the findings of the most recent inspection were not visibly posted.

Plan of Correction: Today's inspection will be posted.


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