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Apple Dumpling Learning Center, LLC
348 S. Commerce Avenue
Front royal, VA 22630
(540) 635-5552

Current Inspector: Amy Tomblin (804) 629-3923

Inspection Date: Oct. 23, 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
8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)
20 Access to minor?s records
22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on 10/23/2023 from 1:40 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. There were 56 children present, ranging in ages from 3 months to five years old with 13 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. Three 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 any questions or concerns, please contact the Licensing Inspector at (804) 629-3923.

Standard #: 22.1-289.035-A
Description: Repeat Violation
Systemic Violation
Based on review of records and interview, the center failed to repeat background checks every five years.
1. Staff #3?s criminal history background check on file was dated 09/28/2018.
2. Staff #4 confirmed that the criminal history background check had not been repeated every five years.

Plan of Correction: The employee was out with COVID when die and obtained appointment as soon as she was COVID free.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Repeat Violation
Systemic Violation
Based on observation the center failed to ensure that areas and equipment of the center are maintained in a clean, safe and operable condition.
1. In the two-year-old classroom, one highchair was observed to have dried food on the tray, the seat and sides of the highchair; crumbs and debris in the crevices; and missing a seatbelt.

Plan of Correction: The high chair was not in use and immediately thrown away.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-3
Description: Systemic Violation
Based on observation and interview, the center failed to maintain the required staff: children ratio of 1:8 for children two years old.
1. 11 children and two staff were observed in the two-year-old classroom. Staff #1 left the classroom leaving Staff #2 alone will 11 children.
2. Staff #1 confirm that they had left Staff #2 alone with 11 children.
3. Staff #1 and Staff #2 confirmed that the age of the youngest child in the group was two years old.

Plan of Correction: Staff was told to wash her hands in the room instead of the bathroom that is in the classroom.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-570-A
Description: Based on observation, the center failed to ensure that when a child is placed in a highchair, the protective belt is fastened.
1. In the toddler classroom, three children were observed in highchairs and the protective belts were not fastened.

Plan of Correction: Ordered new belts that the kids can't unbuckle and reminded staff to check to be sure they stayed buckled.


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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