AlphaBEST at Hawes Elementary - Ridgewood NJ Temporary Child Care Center

531 Stevens Ave , Ridgewood NJ 07450
(856) 685-6246

About the Provider

Description: AlphaBEST at Hawes Elementary is a Temporary Child Care Center in Ridgewood NJ, with a maximum capacity of 100 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CCC116516
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 6 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jul 30, 2024
  • 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
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 3A:52-4.3(b)
There shall be a minimum of two staff members accompanying children on any field trip, outing, or special event involving children away from the center, even when the appropriate staff/child ratios allow fewer than two staff members.

Violation Observed: Ensure that a minimum of 2 staff are present at the center as required. At the time of inspection, there were 25 children with 1 staff member.
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 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. At the time of inspection, a child was allowed to leave the room alone to go to the bathroom which was in the hallway.
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 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. At the time of inspection, there were 25 children ( ages 5 to 13 years) with 1 staff member.
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 3A:52-4.7(a)(1)
The center shall meet the following requirements for orientation training: the center shall ensure that all newly-hired staff receive orientation training within two weeks of hire and that no individual is left alone to supervise a child or group of children until orientation training is completed.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who have not completed the required orientation training are directly supervised by another staff member.
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 3A:52-4.10(b)(2)
When the center applies for a new or renewal license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department the completed CARI consent forms for all staff members who are or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis. Until the results of the CARI background check for a new staff member have been received from the Department, the center shall ensure oversight of the new staff member by another staff member, and ensure that person is not left alone to supervise a child or group of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who do not have a completed CARI background check are directly supervised by another staff member.
2023-05-01 3A:52-4.11(b)(2)
When the center applies for a new license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall ensure that each staff member at least 18 years of age who is or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis completes the CHRI fingerprinting process specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.11(a). Until the center receives the results of the CHRI background check for a new staff member from the Department of Human Services, the center shall ensure oversight of that person by another staff member and ensure that the person is not alone to supervise a child or group of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who do not have a completed CHRI background check are directly supervised by another staff member.
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 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 activities that are occurring during the program are done safely. 2 children were throwing a ball back and forth very quickly while other children were walking and playing in the area with lunch tables folded up behind them.
2023-05-01 3A:52-6.1(b)(7)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that the use of a television, computers, and other video equipment shall be limited to educational and instructional use, shall be age and developmentally appropriate, and shall not be used as a substitute for planned activities or for passive viewing.

Violation Observed: Develop a written policy for the use of television, computers, and other technology by children at the center.
2023-05-01 3A:52-7.6(b)(1)
The center shall maintain on file a written record of each incident resulting in an injury as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.6(a). These records shall include the following: the name of the injured child.

Violation Observed: Provide documentation of accident reports.
2023-05-01 3A:52-7.6(e)(1)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy for parental notification if a method other than a telephone call is used at the center for parental notification. The center shall distribute a copy of this policy to the parent of each enrolled child and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s signature attesting to receipt of this policy.

Violation Observed: Develop a written policy for parental notification of injuries if the center uses methods other than a telephone call and maintain on file the signatures of staff and parents acknowledging receipt of the policy.
2023-05-01 3A:52-7.7(a)(1)(i)
Disinfectants shall be used as follows: the center shall disinfect those items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3 with a solution that shall be a commercially prepared disinfectant that indicates it kills bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This solution shall be used in accordance with label instructions.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff use a 2 step process when washing and disinfecting.
2023-05-01 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(1)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall designate individuals with the authority and responsibility to develop and implement written policies and procedures for the operation of the center, including a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility and communication.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility, and communication.
2023-05-01 2023-05-30 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(v)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall designate individuals with the authority and responsibility to ensure the establishment of a staff member substitute system.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center establishes a staff substitute system.
2023-05-01 3A:52-4.6(a)
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: Ensure that the center completes and maintains on file a Staff Records Checklist designated by OOL.
2023-05-01 3A:52-4.10(b)(1)
When the center applies for a new or renewal license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department the completed CARI consent forms for all staff members who are or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis. Within two weeks after a new staff member begins working at the center, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department a completed CARI consent form for the new staff member.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff submit a CARI background check upon renewal.

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