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Callahan Learning Center
916 Maple Grove Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 750-4331

Current Inspector: Beth Velke (804) 629-8302

Inspection Date: March 1, 2022

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Physical plant.

Technical Assistance:
Discussed with the General Manager the requirements for fall zones and resilient surfacing.

An unannounced complaint investigation was conducted on 3/1/22 in response to a complaint received in the licensing office regarding allegations of accident/incident reports not being maintained and unsafe conditions on the playground. Based on observation, the allegation regarding the playground was determined to be valid and violations were cited. There was insufficient corroborating evidence to support the allegation regarding accident/incident reports not being maintained, therefore that allegation was determined to be not valid. If you have questions regarding this inspection, please contact the Licensing Inspector, Laura Brindle, at or 540-905-2062.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that equipment, inside and outside, was maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: On the playground equipment there were several pieces of wood that were splintering, cracking, or otherwise deteriorating that posed a splinter or scratching hazard.

Plan of Correction: The wood repairs were made to the playground on 3/4/22. The company will return to stain the wood on 3/6/22.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that the required amount of resilient surfacing was under playground equipment with moving parts or climbing apparatus to create a sufficient fall zone. Evidence: The pea gravel under the swings measured approximately four inches deep. Each swing had one rubber mat (approximately 5 feet long) underneath that was placed on top of the pea gravel. The requirement for swings is for six inches of resilient surfacing that is twice the height of the swing beam in the front and back of the swing.

Plan of Correction: We had a previously scheduled delivery for more pea gravel on 3/4/22. We will be sure to rake it to the proper measurements in all the fall zones.


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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