Academy of St James of the Marches - Totowa NJ Regular Child Care Center

400 Totowa Road, Totowa NJ 07512
(973) 956-8824

About the Provider

Description: Academy of St James of the Marches is a Regular Child Care Center in Totowa NJ, with a maximum capacity of 60 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 2 1/2 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 170900112
  • Capacity: 60
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 21, 2021
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2018-11-15 2020-01-23 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
The center shall maintain on file a Staff Records Checklist designated by the Office of Licensing, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.1(b), indicating that the center has obtained documentation of the applicable staff education and experience, as specified in 3A:52-4.6(b) through (d).

Violation Observed: Complete and maintain the staff records check list with all current staff and documentation status.
2018-11-15 2019-10-07 3A:52-4.10(a)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
The sponsor or sponsor representative, and each staff member shall complete a signed consent form provided by the Department that indicates the identifying information necessary to conduct a CARI background check, including the person’s name, address, date of birth, sex, race, and Social Security number. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), the Department shall advise each such person that the disclosure of his or her Social Security number is voluntary, and that the Social Security number will only be used for the purpose of conducting a CARI background check.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all CARI clearances are maintained on file for all staff as reqiured. | 1/25/19: 1 CARI clearance is pending return.
2018-11-15 2020-01-23 3A:52-4.11(a)(1) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
As a condition of securing a license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall ensure that a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) fingerprint background check is completed for himself or herself, and for all staff members at least 18 years of age who are or will be working at the center on a regularly- scheduled basis, to determine whether any such person has been convicted of a crime, as specified in P.L. 2000, c. 77 (N.J.S.A. 30:5B-6.10 to 6.17). The sponsor or sponsor representative and each staff member shall complete the electronic fingerprinting process through the vendor authorized by the State to conduct CHRI background checks through the Division of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all CHRI clearances are maintained on file for all staff as reqiured. | 1/25/19: 2 CHRI clearances are pending return.
2018-09-21 2019-11-25 3A:52-5.2(a)(8) State, county and municipal government physical facility requirements
The center shall obtain a Life Hazard Use Registration certificate applicable to the center’s licensed capacity and ages served pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. The center shall post this document in a prominent location within the center.
2018-09-21 2019-10-07 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Environmental condition precautions are as follows: at the time of the initial application, any renewal application, relocation of an existing licensed center and, in the discretion of the Office of Licensing, any other time, the applicant or facility operator shall certify in writing that the center provides a potable water supply provided by a public community water system. If the facility is supplied by a public community water system, the applicant or facility operator shall provide documentation of water testing conducted by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and other sources used for drinking water or food preparation and at least 50 percent of all indoor water faucets utilized by the center.

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