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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: Jan. 26, 2023

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 renewal inspection was conducted with the director and owner of the center. There were 85 children in care ages 4 months through 5 years old under the care and supervision of 15 staff. Infants were observed being held and fed and sleeping. Toddlers and two year olds were observed during nap. Preschoolers were observed finishing lunch, during transition time and preparing for nap. Lunch today was turkey and cheese sandwiches, peas, banana and graham crackers.

Six children's records and seven staff records were reviewed. Staff trainings were reviewed. Emergency drills, liability insurance are up to date.

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 #: 8VAC20-780-440-E
Description: Based on observation, not all occupied nap mats were at least 12 inches apart. Evidence: In the toddler B classroom, five occupied cots were observed in close proximity to one another and were not spaced at least 12 inches apart. Two cots were approximately six inches apart and their blankets were touching one another. Three other cots were very close, approximately 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart with blankets/linens touching one another.

Plan of Correction: verbal communication on 1/26/2023, written reminder for all staff on 1/30/2023

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-450-A
Description: Based on observation, not all nap mats had required linens. Evidence: In the toddler B classroom, one child's mat was missing a bottom linen. In the Preschool 1B class, one child's missing a bottom linen, one child was missing a top linen.

Plan of Correction: verbal communication on 1/26/2023, written reminder for all staff on 1/30/2023

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: Based on observation, children's hands weren't washed as required. Evidence: In the Preschool 2 B classroom, children were observed finishing lunch and going to their nap mats without washing their hands after the meal as required.

Plan of Correction: Corrected on the spot; then followed up with written staff reminder for all staff

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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