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Mountain Laurel Montessori School, Ltd.
155 Biggs Drive
Front royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-4257

Current Inspector: Barbara Workman

Inspection Date: May 8, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
32.1 Report by person other than physician
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:
We discussed the requirements for storage of cleaning supplies, posted emergency procedures/maps and staff records. The risk assessments for violations were provided. We talked about procedures for documenting each use of insect repellent, and changes with staff positions. Also, the electric outlets need to checked each morning after the cleaning of the activity areas at night. We discussed the use/fall zones of slides, which includes the side areas of slides. Branches of the pine tree next to the composite structure need to be trimmed before they affect the use of the deck areas.

Thank you for your assistance during today's unannounced monitoring inspection conducted from 10:10 AM to 3:45 PM. Today, there were fifty-five children, ages two through seven, with six staff. This included two primary classrooms of mixed-balanced age groupings. It was reported that three school age children were supervised before school with two staff. After school, twelve school age children were planned for with two staff. We viewed program activities, daily routines, staffing, supervision, interactions with children, nutrition, lunch, posted information, agency inspection reports, transportation, injury records, insurance, emergency supplies and drill records, eight records for staff, staff training, staff qualifications, seven records for children, food allergy procedures, medication, insurance, indoor and outdoor areas. The teachers were observed facilitating children's learning opportunities during self-directed and group experiences. Children had opportunities for active play outside. There were systems in place for organizing records and sharing information. Let me know if you have any questions. 540/430-9259

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on a review of eight records for staff, and an interview with administrative staff, all required information was not in the file for staff member 8. Evidence: Staff member 8 was promoted to a teacher position on September 5, 2017. There was not a copy of the college diploma or transcripts to demonstrate the highest level of education for meeting the qualification requirements.

Plan of Correction: Administrative staff will request and obtain a copy of either college transcripts or the college diploma for the staff record. The administrative staff who conduct hiring and promotion of staff will make sure the information regarding the highest level of education, such as the diploma or transcripts, are obtained for the staff records to verify that qualification requirements are met for the job position at the school.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: Based on observation of the activity areas for children, and interview with staff, there were cleaning supplies unlocked in the toddler community cubby area and the nap room. Evidence: Bon ami powder cleaner was on a top shelf of the cubby area. Clorox Cleanup spray was on a shelf in the double door closed near the back exit door, The closet doors were open and there was no locking mechanism.

Plan of Correction: An afternoon staff person immediately moved the Clorox spray to the locked area of the laundry room. The toddler teacher moved the cleaner to the locked kitchen cabinet. The Staff will make sure all hazardous substances are kept locked at all times when not in use.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on a review of the posted emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures/maps in two buildings, and interviews with staff, all required information was not included. Evidence: There was not any information designation routes and locations for shelter-in-place. Only the primary and secondary evacuation routes were posted conspicuously in view.

Plan of Correction: The assigned administrative staff person will add the shelter-in-place routes and locations for each building to the posted procedures/maps on each floor of the buildings used by the licensed programs.


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