An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Click Here for Additional Resources
Search for Child Day Care
|Return to Search Results | New Search |

Discovery Learning Center
5617 Mapledale Plaza
Dale city, VA 22193
(703) 590-2946

Current Inspector: Cathy Aylor (540) 222-6352

Inspection Date: Oct. 5, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

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. The monitoring inspection was initiated and concluded on 10/5/20. . The owner/director was contacted by telephone to conduct the investigation. The evidence gathered during the investigation supported non compliance with standards and law.

A violation was cited in the area of care, protection and guidance related to information submitted by the provider/licensee of a report of an injury to a child while under the supervision of a center/provider that requires outside medical treatment /death of a child in care. Please see Violation Notice for more details.

Please submit your plan of correction by 10/21/20.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-A
Description: Based on a review of documentation and interview, it was determined that the center and its staff failed to ensure the care, protection and guidance of children in care.
On 10/2/20 at approximately 4:58 pm,13 school age children and one staff were outside on the playground. During this outside time, child A ( 7 years of age) got on the back of child B (12 years of age) for a "piggy-back" ride. At some point during the "piggy-back" ride, child A fell off child B's back and used their hand to brace the fall which resulted in a broke wrist.

Staff failed to intervene and redirect the children to appropriate play and failed to have the children adhere to the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) COVID-19 guidelines and information document regarding children maintaining social distancing of six feet.

Plan of Correction: Counseled children on appropriate playground play and reviewed the playground rules. Also counseled children on following COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing.
Counseled staff on appropriate playground play and reviewed the playground rules. Also counseled staff on following COVID 19 guidelines and social distancing.


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.

Google Translate Logo