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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: Jan. 18, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
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)

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 9:18 am-2:00pm. At the time of entrance, 77 children were in care with 11 staff members present. Children were observed during snack time, engaged in group activities, school work, free play, making orange juice in circle time and playing with puzzles, 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 571-835-0386.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-C
Description: Based on observation, the center did not obtain all staff members updated TB test results every 2 years. Evidence: 1. Staff member C had documentation that her last TB test was performed on 11/02/2015 and had not obtained an updated screening or testing at least every two years.

Plan of Correction: I will ask her to schedule it and have completed by the time she returns to work. The employee has been out since December 2017 and plans to return in February.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-60-A
Description: Based on review of five children's records, the provider did not maintain complete children's records. Evidence: 1. Child C and Child D were missing one emergency contact phone number. 2. Child E was missing one emergency contact address and proof of identity. 3. Child F was missing one parents work phone number and name of any additional programs or schools attended.

Plan of Correction: I will ask the parents for the missing information or signatures.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on record review, staff records did not include all required information. Evidence: 1. The center did not have Staff member D's emergency contact name, address and telephone number.

Plan of Correction: I will ask for it today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review of five staff records, one staff did not receive the required training by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities: Evidence: 1. Staff member G did not have documentation in the file of the orientation training being completed by the end of their first day of working. The staff members start date is 08/21/2016.

Plan of Correction: I will have the head of school complete the documentation as she completed the training.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation, hazardous substances such as cleaning materials, insecticides, and pesticides were not kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children and when a key is used, the key was accessible to the children. Evidence: 1. In the white classroom, there were 10 cleaning products in a closet with the key in the lock that was accessible to children. 2. In the blue classroom, there were two containers of polish that were in an unlocked cabinet.

Plan of Correction: The polish was moved to a locked cabinet immediately and will find a place for the key that is not accessible to children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-H
Description: Based on observation, the Cosmetics, medications, purses or other harmful agents were not be stored in areas that are inaccessible to children. Evidence: 1. In the Blue classroom, one purse was on a white shelf within reach of children and one purse was hanging on the coat hanger with the children's coats and was within reach of children.

Plan of Correction: One purse was removed immediately and will be reminded to store them outside of the classroom away from children.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-3
Description: Based on observation, electrical outlets were not all covered with protective covers. Evidence: 1. In the blue classroom, one outlet was not covered to the right of the door and three outlets were not covered on the surge protector.

Plan of Correction: I will cover them today.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-A
Description: Based on review, Prescription and nonprescription medication were given to a child without written authorization from the parent. Evidence: 1. Child H was given a medication on 12/08/2018 without parent authorization. The form was signed by the doctor only.

Plan of Correction: The forms will be signed by the parent.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-510-G
Description: Based on review of four medications, the center did not have written authorization to administer medication to a child in care. Evidence: 1. The center had 2 medications for Child H and 2 medications for Child I that did not have parent authorizations. All four forms were signed by the doctor, but were not signed by the parent.

Plan of Correction: I will have both parents sign the forms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-G
Description: Based on observation, the center did not follow all requirements when food is brought from home. Evidence: 1. In the red classroom, Twenty student lunch bags were on a shelf and were not clearly dated and labeled in a way that identifies the owner.

Plan of Correction: We will have labels ready and make sure they are dated and labeled daily.

Standard #: 63.2-1721.1-B-3
Description: Based on review, the center did not obtain a copy of the results of a search of the central registry by any other state in which the individual has resided in the preceding five years. Evidence: 1. Staff member G has been employed since 08/21/2016 and currently resides in Maryland and did not have a central registry in her file from Maryland.

Plan of Correction: I gave to the employee to sign today and she will return it no later than Tuesday to mail out.


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