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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 22, 2020 and July 23, 2020

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.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Technical Assistance:
Provided consultation on COVID-19 guidance:
1) The same staff and children should consistently remain in the same groups; groups should not be combined
2) Use of pools is allowed as long as 10 feet of physical distancing is maintained between children
3) If children are transported, screen all staff, drivers, and children prior to transportation
4) Children aged 2 and under should not wear masks because of the danger of suffocation; Cloth face coverings are not recommended for any child who is sleeping

Comments:
This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.

A renewal inspection was initiated on 7/22/20 and concluded on 7/23/20. The assistant director was contacted by telephone to initiate the inspection. There were 26 children present with five staff supervising. The inspector emailed the assistant director a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed three children's records, three staff records and three applicant/agent records to ensure documentation was complete.

The information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with standards that are documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs. If you have further questions about this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or Donna.Liberman@dss.virginia.gov.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that not all staff had documentation of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) screening/test within 21 days of employment. Evidence: the record for staff #1 (date of hire: 7/19/19) did not contain documentation of a TB test/screening. The record for staff #3 (date of hire: 10/31/19 had documentation of a TB test/screening dated: 5/18/20.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that not all records contained all required information. Evidence: the record for staff #1 (date of hire: 7/19/19) did not contain 2 references as to character and reputation as well as competency.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-240-A
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that not all staff had documentation of receiving orientation by the end of their first day of assuming job responsibilities. Evidence: the record for staff #1 (date of hire: 7/19/19) had documentation of orientation dated: 8/5/19.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on staff interview, it was determined that the center did not ensure the care, protection, and guidance of children in care. Evidence: 1. The center failed to adhere to the health and safety guidelines established due to the COVID-19 pandemic of maintaining the same groups of children day-to-day and not combining classrooms to help reduce potential exposure to COVID-19. The interview revealed that classrooms were combined in the morning until staff took children to their assigned classrooms. 2. One crib being used by an infant had a sheet that was not tight fitting and allowed material to gather on the surface of the mattress presenting a suffocation or strangulation hazard.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-480-A
Description: Based on staff interview, the center failed to have emergency procedures and written safety rules for swimming posted in the swimming area and explained to children participating in swimming activities. Evidence: Staff stated that there are no posted safety rules for swimming located by the swimming pool.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-D
Description: Based on review of the emergency drill log, it was determined that not all emergency evacuation procedures were practiced monthly as required. Evidence: There were no documented evacuation drills in January, February or March of 2020.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-A
Description: Based on interview and observation, not all children placed in high chair/feeding table seats had safety straps securely fastened. Evidence: four children in the infant/toddler room were eating snack in high chair/feeding table seats, and one of the four did not have the safety straps securely fastened.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1721.1-B-2
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that not all staff had an Office of Background Investigations (OBI) fingerprinting-based criminal history record check prior to their first day of employment. Evidence: the record for staff #1 (date of hire: 7/19/19) had an OBI determination letter dated: 7/29/19.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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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