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Dawning Point Learning Center
805 Lyons Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(540) 371-6510

Current Inspector: Morgan Bryson (540) 270-0057

Inspection Date: Oct. 30, 2023

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.

A complaint investigation was initiated with the center on 10/30/2023 and was conducted jointly with a local agency. The complaint consisted of allegations received by the Northern Licensing Office regarding supervision. Interviews were conducted and the center's own video recording was observed. The investigation was closed on 11/2/2023. There was sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegation regarding supervision and the complaint has been deemed valid. Areas of non-compliance are identified in the Violation Notice.

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 5pm on 12/26/2023. Please email me at with any questions.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-40-E
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interviews, the center did not ensure that activities and services were maintained in compliance with the licensing standards and the center's own policies and procedures that are required by the licensing standards.

1. Staff #1, Staff #2, and Staff #3 reported the center's policy for identifying where children are at all times requires staff to complete head counts at each threshold.
2. On 10/25/2023, Staff #1 did not not do head counts at each threshold when bringing in the Threes room from their afternoon outdoor play time and a child was left behind on the playground. Staff #1 stated "It was an accident, I forgot to do head counts."

Plan of Correction: Re-trained. Implemented name to face head count.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interview and review of the center's own video recording, the center did not ensure that children under 10 years of age were always within sight and sound supervision of staff.

Evidence: On October 25, 2023 Child #1 (Age 2) was left on the playground after the Threes room went back inside after their outside play time. Staff #1 took the other children in the Threes room back into the center at approximately 3:29pm while Child #1 remained on the playground. Child #1 ran to the front door of the center and began knocking on the glass approximately 30 seconds after the class entered the building. At approximately 3:30pm, a parent of another child at the center found Child #1 standing at the front door and rang the doorbell. Staff #2 answered the door at approximately 3:31pm and then escorted Child #1 to their classroom. Child #1 was out of sight and sound supervision for approximately two minutes.

Plan of Correction: Re-trained. Implemented name to face counts.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-3
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on staff interview, the center did not ensure that ratios were maintained in the Threes classroom.

Evidence: On 10/25/2023 from approximately 3:29pm to 3:31pm there were 10 children present with Staff #1. However, the youngest child in the Threes group at that time was Child #1 (Age 2) making the ratio 1 staff to 8 children.

Plan of Correction: Had parents return the previously singed early promo.


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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