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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: July 16, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

A complaint investigation was initiated on July 16, 2021 and concluded on August 16, 2021. The complaint consisted of allegations regarding Programs (410-3). Based on interviews, a preponderance of evidence supports the allegations regarding forbidden actions. Therefore, the complaint is determined to be valid. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

Please complete the columns for "Plan of Correction" and "Date to be Corrected" for each violation cited on the Violation Notice, and then return a signed and dated copy to the licensing office by 4pm on Wednesday 8/25/2021. Please email me at with any questions.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-3
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on interviews, the center failed to ensure that staff did not engage in a forbidden action of punishment by another child.

Evidence: Interviews revealed that on multiple occasions between approximately January 2020 and May 2021 staff requested that Child #1 (age 11) leave the school age classroom to go to the 4 year old classroom to discipline their younger sibling, Child #2 (age 5). When Child #2 exhibited behavioral issues, Child #1 was instructed by staff to talk to the sibling or take the sibling into the bathroom. Child #1 stated that staff told them to scare Child #2, but not hit them and other staff told them to take the sibling into the bathroom and do what they have to do. Child #1 stated that they would take Child #2 into the bathroom to pinch them and Child #2 would cry.

Plan of Correction: Remind staff that children are not to correct behaviors of other children. Monitor staff to ensure children's safety.


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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