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

Current Inspector: Chrystal King (804) 297-4469

Inspection Date: Oct. 18, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:

Technical Assistance:
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This unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted from 9:50 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. At the time of the inspection 94 children were present with 23 staff members. Children and staff were observed during arrival, free indoor and outdoor play, art activities, hand washing, bathroom break, lunch, and nap. During the inspection children visited with firemen and emergency medical personnel. Staff were observed during transitions and behavioral management. No repeat violations were found during this inspection. Violations can be found on the violation notice.

If you have questions or concerns contact the licensing inspector at (540) 292-5933 for further assistance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-130-A
Description: Based on record review, the administration failed to obtain documentation of immunizations for one out of three children prior to the first date of attendance. Evidence: The first date of attendance for child 3 was 10/10/16. The record for child 3 did not contain documentation of an immunization record.

Plan of Correction: Administration will obtain documentation of immunizations prior to first day of attendance.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-270-A
Description: Based on observation, the center staff failed to ensure all areas and equipment of the center, inside and outside, are maintained in a safe and operable condition. Evidence: 1. The child sized wicker chair in the three's classroom was unraveled at the top creating a puncture/scratching hazard. 2. A desk chair in the three's classroom was missing a wheel. 3. The red pad in the four's classroom was worn exposing the absorbent sponge. 4. The long Little Tykes climber on the playground has cracks on the flooring to the extent you can see the ground. 5. The rock climber's yellow hand and foot holds are loose.

Plan of Correction: The staff will inspect areas and equipment daily to make sure they are kept in a safe and operable condition.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-290-2
Description: Based on observation, the staff failed to ensure fans, when used, are out of reach of children and the cords are secured so as not to create a tripping hazard.


1. A fan was being used in the two year old room. A plastic three drawer cabinet was put on top of an other cabinet and the fan was set on top of that. The shelf wobbled when touched and could be reached by children.
2. A fan was being used in the two and a half to three year old room. The fan was on top of a shelf and the fan and cord was accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: The fans were removed from classrooms.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on observation, the staff failed to ensure all the outdoor play equipment have the required fall zone areas.


1. The climbing outdoor play equipment on the left side of the playground do not have the required 6 feet of fall zone around each piece of equipment.
2. The swings do not have the required 14 foot 10 inches between the swing and fence. The swings measure from ground to top of swing at pivot at 7 foot 5 inches. The distance from the swings to the fence is 12 foot 8 inches.

Plan of Correction: Staff will ensure all outdoor equipment maintains required fall zone areas.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-C
Description: Based on observation, the ground supports for some of the outdoor play equipment are not covered. Evidence: 1. The green plane's ground supports are not covered. 2. The hooked rebar that holds the two merry-go-rounds and the grey rock climber down is pulled up out of the ground and exposed.

Plan of Correction: The ground supports have been covered and staff will check playground daily.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-430-C
Description: Based on observation, the administration failed to ensure the S-hooks on swings were open no more than the thickness of a penny. Evidence: Two of the S-hooks on the two swings (one on each swing) were open more than the thickness of a penny.

Plan of Correction: Administration will check S-hooks to make sure they are not opened. They have been welded closed.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-570-A
Description: Based on observations and interview, the center staff failed to use protective belts in the feeding table chairs.


1. In the infant room, toddler room and cafeteria some of the children were observed in feeding table chairs without the protective belts. Each chair had a place for the belt to be connected but some of the chairs did not have the belts.
2. Staff stated they have the belts but only use them for some of the children.

Plan of Correction: The belts were placed in feeding tables.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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