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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: Sept. 22, 2021 and Sept. 29, 2021

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
Provided consultation on:
1) For a child who cannot move without help, staff shall offer to change the places and position of the child at least every 30 minutes or more frequently depending on the child's individual needs.
2) Staff shall provide frequent opportunities for infants to creep, crawl, toddle and walk.
3) While an infant who falls asleep in a play space may remain in that space if comfortable and safe, infants shall be placed on their backs in cribs as a best practice for safe sleep.
4) The variety of play spaces for infants shall cumulatively offer:
a. room for extensive movement,
b. a diversity of sensory and perceptual experiences, and
c. equipment and toys that support large and small motor development

Recommend contacting the Infant and Toddler Specialist Network for additional guidance and best practices to support the infant and toddler classroom.

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, including telephone contacts, documents review, and interviews.

An unannounced complaint inspection was conducted to investigate an allegation received by the department related to a Forbidden Action. The inspection was initiated on 9/22/2021 and concluded on 9/29/2021 with an exit interview. Staff were contacted by telephone, interviews were conducted and documentation was reviewed. The evidence gathered during the inspection supported the allegation of non-compliance with one standard or law and the violation was documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

If you have further questions about this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-410-6
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on multiple interviews, and a review of documentation, it was determined that staff used a forbidden action - verbal remarks demeaning to a child. Evidence: On 9/8/2021, between approximately 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, 1) staff #1 told toddlers to "shut up" multiple times when they were sitting in the feeding table fussing while waiting for snack; 2) staff #1 stated they didn't like to be near child #1 and called them "ugly", "dobby", "weird" and elf boy"; 3) staff #2 called child #1 "disgusting"

Plan of Correction: Staff involved were written up. All staff are being retrained on acceptable language and monitored.


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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