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The Learning Experience
12631 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 590-4740

Current Inspector: Donna Liberman (540) 359-5244

Inspection Date: Nov. 22, 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.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE.
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSING PROCESS.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
22.1 Early Childhood Care and Education

Comments:
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. There were 80 children in care ages 3 months through 5 years old under the care and supervision of 11 staff. Infants were observed sleeping and being fed. Toddlers were observed during transition time, preparing for nap. Two year olds were observed preparing for nap. Three, four and five year olds were observed during naptime.

Five children's records and four new staff records were reviewed.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the program.

If you have questions regarding this inspection, contact Stephanie Reed at Stephanie.Reed@doe.virginia.gov

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on review of documentation, it was determined that the center did not obtain documentation of two or more references prior to employment. Evidence: Staff #2, date of hire 11/1/2022, first reference was dated 11/21/2022 and did not have a second reference. Staff #3, date of hire 11/1/2022, did not have a second reference. Staff #4, date of hire 10/18/2022,did not have a second reference.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure potentially hazardous substances were maintained in a locked place. Evidence: In the infants, older infants, older toddlers (twaddlers), and two/three year old (preppers) classrooms, bleach water was stored in unlocked cabinets.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-450-A
Description: Based on observation, not all nap cots were equipped with a top cover and bottom cover as required. Evidence: In the fours (preschool 2) classroom, one child was observed without a top or bottom cover. In the three/four year old (preschool 1) classroom, one child was observed with no bottom cover.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-B
Description: Based on observation, not all diapering areas were equipped with a diaper disposal system that is either foot-operated or used in such a way that neither the staff member's hand nor the soiled diapers touches the exterior. Evidence: In the three year old class, diapers were disposed of in a swing top trash can.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Disclaimer:

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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