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Dawning Point Learning Center
15 Kingsland Drive
Stafford, VA 22556
(540) 659-9227

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: July 3, 2018

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.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
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)

Comments:
An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted from 10:15 am - 2:45pm with the director. There were 30 children in care, ranging from twelve months to five years of age, supervised by seven staff. The children were observed playing with play doh, listening to a story, preparing for lunch and eating lunch. Lunch served today was hot dogs on whole grain buns, baked beans, fresh mixed fruit and milk. Five children's records were reviewed and in compliance. Three staff records were reviewed - see supplemental for missing items. There were no medications to review. The emergency escape drill log was observed and in compliance. The first aid kit, flashlight and battery operated radio were observed and in compliance. The last health inspection was: 10/13/2017 and the last fire inspection was: 9/20/2017. If you have questions regarding this inspection, contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or email Donna.Liberman@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-40-H
Description: Based on review of documentation, and an interview with the director, it was determined that the center did not have documentation of current liability insurance.

Plan of Correction: We have liability insurance and requested a copy of it during today's inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of three staff files, and an interview with the director, it was determined that the facility did not have all required information in each staff file. Evidence: For staff A (date of hire: 3/27/15) there was no written information to demonstrate that the individual possesses the education required by the job position. For staff B (date of hire: 6/29/18) there was no documentation of education or two references as to character and reputation as well as competency before employment. For staff C (date of hire: 5/28/19) there was no documentation of education and there was only one reference.

Plan of Correction: Requested missing items during today's inspection.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that not all areas of the facility are maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: On the playground the lid of the sandbox was broken and missing a slat leaving exposed edges splintered and sharp. There were protruding nails on the sandbox that could entangle clothing or snag skin.

Plan of Correction: Will have the owner remove the sand box or obtain a new lid.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-320-B
Description: Based on observation, not all of the children's restroom areas were equipped with toilet paper and disposable towels or an air dryer within reach of children. Evidence: There was no toilet paper by one of the toilets in the pre-k 3/4's room, or by either toilet in the the pre-k 2's room. There were no paper towels within reach of children in the school age classroom.

Plan of Correction: Will remind staff to check and replenish toilet paper as needed. Will ensure there are paper towels in the basket by the school age sink.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-480-A
Description: Based on observation, the center did not have written safety rules for swimming posted by the pool.

Plan of Correction: Created a set of pool rules during inspection and will post outside by the pool.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-560-F-4
Description: Based on observation, children under three years of age were offered food considered to be a potential choking hazard. Evidence: the children in the pre-k 2's class were given whole hot dogs on buns for lunch.

Plan of Correction: Cook will slice hot dogs in half and into small pieces as is done for the toddlers.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-B
Description: Based on review of three staff records, and an interview with the director, it was determined that not all staff had a completed sworn statement or affirmation before employment. Evidence: Staff B (date of hire 6/29/2018) did not have documentation of a sworn statement in their file.

Plan of Correction: A copy of the sworn statement was received during the inspection.

Standard #: 63.2-1720.1-B-3
Description: Based on review of three staff records, and an interview with the director, it was determined that not all staff who indicated they have lived outside of Virginia in the past five years had an out of state Central Registry Search request conducted. Evidence: Staff C (Date of hire: 5/28/2018, did not have documentation of an out of state Central Registry search request on file.

Plan of Correction: Will send out an out of state request.

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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