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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: Oct. 2, 2023

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.
8VAC20-780 Special Care Provisions and Emergencies.

An unannounced complaint inspection was initiated with the local department of social services on 10/2/2023 to investigate an allegation received by the department regarding care, protection and guidance and procedures for emergencies. Additional interviews were conducted on 10/3 and 11/1/2023. Based on evidence gathered through interviews, photographs and documentation review, the portion of the complaint regarding care, protection and guidance was determined to be valid. The portion of the complaint regarding procedures for emergencies was determined to be not valid.

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 4:00pm on Thursday, 11/9/2023. If you have further questions about this inspection please contact Donna Liberman at 540-359-5244 or

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-A
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on interviews, photographs and documentation review, it was determined that staff did not always ensure the care and protection of all children under their supervision. Evidence: Staff could not provide an explanation regarding a nursemaid elbow sustained by child #1 (age three) on 9/12/2023 between approximately 6:37-8:43am. It was discovered through interviews that child #1 arrived at the day care at approximately 6:37am with a happy disposition. At approximately 8:43 am, staff #1 noticed that child #1 was holding their arm and documented "sore left arm" and "notified front desk" on the daily (AM) Health Assessment Check for the Preschool 1 classroom. At approximately 9:00am, staff #2 arrived in the Preschool 1 classroom and noticed that child #1 was holding their arm across their body. At approximately 10:00am, after being outside on the playground, staff #2 stated that child #1 was still holding their arm, that the arm appeared swollen, and that the child was using their opposite hand to complete tasks so they contacted front desk staff again and asked that the parents be notified. Between approximately 11:00am ? 12:15pm, child #1 continued to complain about their arm, and was crying on and off. It was reported that front office staff did not go back to the classroom to check on child #1 or contact the child's parents. At approximately 12:15pm, staff #1 called the front desk again, and then staff #2 took child #1 up to the front office where office staff observed the injured arm. It wasn?t until approximately 12:30pm that the parents were first notified of their child's arm injury. Child #1 was picked up at approximately 3:15pm and taken for a medical evaluation. It was then determined that child #1 had nursemaid's elbow.

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.

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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