Alpine Montessori - Oak Ridge NJ Regular Child Care Center

5676 BERKSHIRE VALLEY RD , OAK RIDGE NJ 07438
(973) 697-4564
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About the Provider

Description: The Alpine Montessori classroom is a child's world adapted to the size, interests, and tempo of young children. We have designed our school for young boys and girls with comfort and safety in mind. The setting is complete with eye-appealing and stimulating Montessori equipment. Each session is a bustle of movement, with children freely choosing their activities from child-size shelves within their reach. Boys and girls may work alone, in small groups, at tables and chairs, or on floor mats. Youngsters work with their hands, eyes, and ears. At Alpine Montessori children learn by doing!

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 14ALP0001
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Aug 26, 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
2023-05-16 2023-05-19 3A:52-5.2(a)(5)
The center shall be permitted to obtain a valid fire safety inspection certificate issued by the municipality in which it is located, based on a fire inspection conducted within the preceding 12 months, and submit a copy of the certificate to the Office of Licensing in lieu of a CO or CCO, if the center serves only children 2 ½ years of age or older and is located in a public school building that is used as a public school.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center's fire protective systems are operative at all times. Due to a town wide internet outage, the center's monitoring system is in trouble. The Fire Official was contacted and the center was placed on a fire watch.
2022-10-27 2022-10-28 3A:52-2.3(d)(1)
The requirements for co-location of a center within a multi-use building are as follows, the sponsor or sponsor representative of a center that is, or seeks to be, co-located in a multi-use building shall indicate on its application the nature of the co-location.

Violation Observed: Request a space evaluation for Room 3 which has been sub-divided to ensure the correct licensed capacity for each area
2022-10-27 2022-12-05 3A:52-7.6(b)(2)
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 date, time and location of the incident.

Violation Observed: Create and maintain an accident log that includes, the child name, date and time of incident and the incident type.
2022-10-27 2022-12-05 3A:52-7.5(b)(7)
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: the center shall maintain on file a record of the following

Violation Observed: Ensure parental authorizations are obtained for all medications that are to be administered at the center.
2022-10-27 2022-12-05 3A:52-7.5(b)(10)
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: the center shall store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Ensure epi-pens and other emergency medications are accessible to the staff at all times
2022-10-27 2022-12-05 3A:52-5.3(b)(7)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall comply with the Playground Safety Subcode of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-11.

Violation Observed: Provide and maintain the resilient surfacing and use zones under all play equipment as required.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-5.3(a)(2)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: floors, carpeting, walls, window coverings, ceilings, and other surfaces shall be kept clean and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Repair the protective padding on the lally column in Room 3 as required.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-6.1(g)(2)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers serving children less than 18 months of age shall provide at least four types of children's daily activities including, but not limited to, sensory; language and dramatic play; manipulative; building; large muscle; music; or other comparable activities; and at least four types of supplies and equipment for each activity area chosen by the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that classrooms that care for children under 18 months of age provide at least four different activity areas and that each area contains at least four types of supplies and equipment. Replace batteries as needed in all toys that require batteries for operation.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-6.3(a)(12)(ii)
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, the center shall ensure that these safety and sanitation practices are followed: sippy cups shall be labeled with the child’s name.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's sippy cup is labeled with the child's name as required in Room 1.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 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.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)(ii)
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children 12 months of age and younger, the center shall provide for each child a crib, that complies with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Federal Safety Standards for Full- Size and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs; 16 CFR 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety- Education-Centers/cribs , playpen, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirement that sleeping equipment shall be free of pillows and soft bedding, including, but not limited to bumper pads, when occupied by a sleeping child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that crib sheets are snugly fitted.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(vi)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately after coming into contact with blood, fecal matter, urine, vomit, nasal secretions, or other body fluids or secretions.

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff wash their hands after coming into contact with nasal excretions.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-7.7(e)(1)(iii)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: in addition to the items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3, the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use, diapering surfaces.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center washes and disinfects diapering surfaces after each use in room 4.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 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.
2022-10-24 2022-12-05 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
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 CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire. This pertains to two named staff.

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Reviews

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Rebecca Feb 27, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Horrific experience.

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