Alpha Day Care Center - Orange NJ Regular Child Care Center

105 MAIN STREET , ORANGE NJ 07050
(973) 395-4811
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About the Provider

Description: Alpha Day Care Center is a Regular Child Care Center in ORANGE NJ, with a maximum capacity of 33 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 07ALP0003
  • Capacity: 33
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • 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
2023-06-30 3A:52-4.3(d)(1)
At least one staff member shall be physically present in the room or area in which children are napping and shall be able to summon other staff members without leaving the room or area.

Violation Observed: Ensure that there is at least one staff physically present in the room when children are working with outside vendor therapist who do not have CARI and CHRI clearances under the center's license.
2023-05-15 2023-06-30 3A:52-4.3(a)
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. Staff in Room B were unable to maintain adequate supervision and did not intervene in a timely manner when the following occurred:1) Children were running throughout the classroom and hitting one another during transition times;2) Children were hitting and pushing one another while lining up in the hallway to go outside.
2023-05-15 2023-05-15 3A:52-7.5(b)(3)
The center shall develop and follow a policy on the administration of medication and health care procedures to children, which shall include the following provisions: all medication and health care equipment shall be kept either in a locked cabinet or in an area that is inaccessible to the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all medications are inaccessible to the children. A named child's prescription medication was accessible inside an open lunch box on the cubbies in Room B.
2023-05-15 2023-06-30 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center, whereas there were 3 children, 0-18 months, and 9 children, 18-30 months, present in Room A with 2 staff. An additional staff was required to maintain staff/child ratios.
2023-05-15 2023-06-30 3A:52-5.3(a)(7)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall be free of rodent or insect infestation and shall take immediate action to remove any infestation that may occur. The center shall maintain on file a record documenting the use of extermination services.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center is free of infestations and maintain documentation on file. Rodents were present on the play area where there are open drain pipes and cracks in the walls.
2023-05-15 2023-06-30 3A:52-5.3(b)(1)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the building, land, walkways, and outdoor play area shall be free from hazards to the health, safety or well-being of the children.

Violation Observed: Remove debris and overgrown vegetation from the outdoor play area.
2023-02-15 2023-03-20 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center. There were 3 children, 0-18 months old, and 13 children, 18-30 months old, with 2 staff in Room C. An additional staff was required to maintain staff/child ratios.
2023-02-15 2023-03-20 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)(ii)
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center allow more children in attendance than the licensed room capacity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center complies with the licensed capacity of the classrooms at all times throughout the center. There were 16 children present in Room C, which has a licensed capacity of 8 children.
2023-02-15 2023-03-20 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the children served. Cease center operations until the boiler is repaired and a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit can be maintained throughout the center without the use of space heaters.
2023-02-15 2023-03-20 3A:52-5.3(d)(3)
Heating requirements are as follows: the center shall not use portable liquid fuel-burning or wood-burning heating appliances or electric space heaters.

Violation Observed: Cease the use of electric space heaters throughout the center.
2023-02-15 2023-03-20 3A:52-5.3(d)(1)
Heating requirements are as follows: a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit shall be maintained in all areas used by children, including, but not limited to, classrooms and bathrooms.

Violation Observed: Ensure that a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit is maintained in all areas used by the children. Temperatures were not maintained throughout the center as the boiler was broken.
2023-02-15 2023-03-20 3A:52-4.3(d)(1)
At least one staff member shall be physically present in the room or area in which children are napping and shall be able to summon other staff members without leaving the room or area.

Violation Observed: Ensure that there is at least one staff physically present in the room supervising at all times. Staff in Room B exited the classroom entering the hallway leaving the children unsupervised multiple times.
2022-11-01 2022-11-23 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Ensure that safety straps are fastened while children are utilizing the high chairs. There was a child over two years old unbuckled in a high chair in Room A.
2022-11-01 2022-11-23 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(vi)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: a child who, because of age or developmental readiness, no longer needs to be held for feeding shall be provided with an infant seat, high chair with safety strap, or other age-appropriate seating apparatus, which meets the standards of a recognized safety organization (such as the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the American Society for Testing and Materials, or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission).

Violation Observed: Ensure that age and developmentally appropriate seating is provided for all children in Room A; whereas, a child two years and older was observed sitting in a high chair.
2022-11-01 2022-11-23 3A:52-6.4(g)(2)
When sheets, blankets and other coverings are not stored with sleeping equipment, each of these items shall be stored separately for each child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's bedding is stored separately throughout the center.

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Reviews

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Vanessa Allen 2016-10-24 19:18:26
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Alpha day Care center is full of uncaring, heartless, and lying caregivers. The director of the daycare Ms. Amona ban my daughters from coming to this daycare because made a big deal about my daughter having a fever of 104. One of my daughters had a fever of 104 and no one notify me. To cover up their track, they said they check her fever twice and it was 95. The ER physician and my daughters pediatrician Dr. Riccardi said there no way a low grade fever of 95 can go up as 104 in a few hours. Just be careful guys. If you are a hands on parent like me. Alpha day Care is not the place for your little ones

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