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Dawning Point Learning Center
805 Lyons Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(540) 371-6510

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Aug. 15, 2018 and Aug. 16, 2018

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

An unannounced inspection was done in response to a self reported incident of a situation that occurred at the Center on Monday, August 13, 2018. Based on interviews with staff, it was determined that a staff person used physical punishment to discipline a child. Physical punishment is forbidden buy licensing regulations.. If there are any questions related to this inspection, please contact Licensing Inspector, Linda Reynolds at 540-272-2663 or email

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-1
Description: Based on interviews with management and staff, it was determined that a staff person used forbidden actions to punish a three year old child. Evidence: Staff A stated that Child #1 hit her several times and in reaction, she hit him on the right side of his head. Staff A stated that she hit out reflexively in reaction to the child hitting her.

Plan of Correction: Staff A's employment was terminated the day of the incident by Center management. Management states that no staff will ever use physical punishment.In addition, staff will be retrained in effective behavior management. The center administrative staff will institute a consistent documentation system for behavior issues and consistent responses to behaviors.


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.

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