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La Petite Academy - Dumfries
17040 Jefferson Davis Highway
Dumfries, VA 22026-2112
(703) 221-5678

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: Dec. 13, 2021 and Dec. 15, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.
8VAC20-780 Special care provisions and emergencies.
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Technical Assistance:
HB1823 adds ? 22.1-289.058 to the Code of Virginia. This bill requires all licensed child day programs and religiously exempt child day centers, certified preschools, family day system homes and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children operating in a building built before 2015 to be equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector.

The final regulation to amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers (22VAC40-185, now 8VAC20-780) to address federal health and safety requirements will become effective on October 13, 2021. The final regulation can be found at

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

A monitoring inspection was conducted on 12/13/2021 with an exit interview on 12/15/2021. The director was contacted by telephone and a virtual inspection was conducted. There were 68 children present, with ten staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, staff qualifications and training, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, special care provisions and emergencies and special services. A total of three child records and four staff records were reviewed.

The information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with standards that are documented on the violation notice issued to the facility. If you have further questions about this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on review of three staff records, it was determined that out of state background checks were not completed as required. Evidence: The record for staff #1, (date of hire: 8/27/2021) who indicated they lived out of state in the past five years, did not contain documentation that 1) follow up of an Out of State Child Abuse and Neglect Search request was conducted 45 days after the initial request, 2) an Out Of State Sex Offender Registry check was completed prior to employment, or 3) an Out Of State Criminal History Name Check was completed prior to employment.

Plan of Correction: Staff #1's last day of employment is 12/17/2021. Going forward we will obtain all out of state background checks as required.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-245-J-2
Description: Based on review of documentation, and an interview with the director, the center has agreed to administer medication but did not have a staff member with current Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification in the building all hours of operation. Evidence: The MAT certification for one staff expired 4/26/2020 leaving the center without a MAT certified staff member from 5:00pm - 6pm daily; The MAT certification for the second staff expired 6/27/2021 leaving the center without a MAT certified staff member from 6:30am - 6:00pm daily.

Plan of Correction: A MAT class has been scheduled for 12/21/2021.


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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