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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: Sept. 13, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Programs.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies.
8VAC20-780 Special Services.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted 9/13/2022 from 9:00am-11:45am. There were 27 children directly supervised by 8 staff and all classrooms were in ratio. The physical plant, outdoor playground area, programming, menus, 7 staff records, 5 children?s records, emergency drills, injury reports, emergency supplies, and policies were inspected. The center reported there were no medications on site. Children were observed playing with blocks, building with magnatiles, completing puzzles, and playing on the playground. Infant care including feeding was also observed. There was an adequate number of CPR/First Aid, Daily Health Observation, and MAT trained staff on site at the time of inspection. 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 5pm on 10/4/2022. Please email me at with any questions.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-B-4
Description: Based on record review, the center did not request the results of an out of state Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry search for all staff who have lived outside the state of Virginia within the last 5 years by the staff's 30th day of employment.

Evidence: Staff #5 (Date of Hire: 5/11/2022) has resided in the state of Maryland within the last 5 years and the center has not submitted a search request for the staff's Maryland Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry search.

Plan of Correction: Contacted out of state to obtain.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-140-A
Description: Based on record review, the center did not obtain documentation of a physical examination for each enrolled child by the 30th day of enrollment.

Evidence: Child #4 (Start Date: 6/27/2022) did not have a physical on file.

Plan of Correction: Physical received

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-M
Description: Based on observation and staff interview, the center did not maintain, in a way that is accessible to all staff who work with children, a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities, and dietary restrictions that is dated and kept in each classroom or area where children are present.

Evidence: There was no allergy list posted in the Twos, Threes, Infants, or Fours classrooms.

Plan of Correction: Each class will have a no allergies list if none

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center did not ensure that hazardous substances such as cleaning materials are kept in a locked place using a safe locking method that prevents access by children.

Evidence: 1. In the Twos room, there was a bottle of disinfectant on the changing table.
2. In the Threes room, there were bottles of bleach, disinfectant, and air freshener sprays, in an unlocked tall cabinet.

Plan of Correction: Remind staff chemicals should be locked away

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground areas, the center did not ensure that the required amount of resilient surfacing is located underneath and surrounding play structures on the playground.

1. On the small playground, there were two slides, approximately 2 feet in height, located on grass and no resilient surfacing was present.
2. On the larger playground with the composite play structure, there were two slides, approximately 3-4 feet off the ground and there was only dirt and no resilient surfacing located at the bottom of the slides.

Plan of Correction: Mulch ordered


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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