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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: Sept. 12, 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.
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

Technical Assistance:
Provided consultation on standards:
1) 40M: maintain a current written list of all children's allergies, sensitivities and dietary restrictions. This list shall be kept in each room or area where children are present, including the playground
2) 440G: Cribs shall be used for children under 12 months of age

Discussed best practice of cleaning/sanitizing the diapering surface in addition to using disposable barrier sheets.

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:50 am - 1:50 pm with the center director. There were 100 children, ranging from three months to four years of age, present with 20 staff supervising. Infant care was observed and older children were observed heading outside to play on the playground, having diaper changes, listening to stories, preparing for and eating lunch, and napping. Lunch served today: meatballs, carrots, pineapple and milk. Eight child records and six staff records were reviewed, along with the emergency drill log, written daily attendance, written allergy list, five medications and authorization forms, three allergy care plans and the annual fire and health inspections. Two playgrounds were also observed. If you have further questions about this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on an inspection of the playground, it was determined that the mulch under and around composite play equipment was not resilient. Evidence: The depth of the wood chips under and around the composite play structure on the preschool/school age playground was approximately one - three inches in depth.

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

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-500-A
Description: (Repeat violation) Based on observation, the facility failed to ensure that children's hands were washed as required. Evidence: 1) In the infant classroom two infants were observed drinking bottles and their hands were not washed before and after as required. 2) In the toddler classroom, not all children had their hands washed after having a diaper change. 3) In the toddler classroom, staff were observed changing diapers and did not always wash their hands before and each child's diaper change.

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


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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