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Montessori School of Herndon
840 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 437-8229

Current Inspector: Pernille Brandt (703) 203-8659

Inspection Date: Nov. 14, 2017

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
63.2 General Provisions.
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:
During the inspection, the licensing representative discussed with administrators the new sworn disclosure form.

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 11:00am-2:30pm. At the time of entrance, 43 children were in care with 7 staff members present. Children were observed during outdoor play, handwashing, transitions to lunch and nap. Inspector also observed children learning to identify their shapes and colors in Spanish. Positive guidance, redirection and encouragement were observed during children's interactions with staff. A selection of 5 staff and 5 children's records, emergency plans, and evacuation drills were reviewed. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the violation notice. Please contact me if you have any questions at Ivaco.Clarke@dss.virginia.gov or 571.835.5505.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of staff record, 1 of 5 staff was missing documentation of 2 or more references. Evidence: The record for Staff #4 [date of hire: 8/21/17] was missing 1 of 2 required references. Staff #4 [position identified as a lead teacher] was also missing a copy of their transcripts and/or diploma.

Plan of Correction: We will complete the 2nd reference check; Staff will bring their credentials.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances were not maintained in a locked place using a safe locking method. Evidence: 1. 3 cans of smoke detector tester were observed in an unlocked closet in classroom 3. 2. 3 cleaning substances were observed in an unlocked closet in classroom 3.

Plan of Correction: Corrected during inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-80-120-E-2
Description: Based on observation, the findings from the most recent inspection were not posted. Evidence: The most recent inspection findings from 4/25/17 were not posted.

Plan of Correction: We will post our inspection notice from today's visit.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on a review of records, 1 staff record was missing results of a central registry from another state in which a staff member resided within the past five years. Evidence: Staff #4 [date of hire: 8/21/17] reported residing in Colorado in 2016. Central registry results from the state of Colorado were missing in the staff's file.

Plan of Correction: We will request the out of state check.

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. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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