B.e.l.l. Foundation, Inc - Bronx NY School-Age Child Care

4143 Third Avenue, Bronx NY 10457
(917) 728-9141

About the Provider

Description: OUR VISION IS FOR ALL CHILDREN TO EXCEL.

BELL exists to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence, and life trajectories of children living in under-resourced communities.

Because we believe in the tremendous potential of all children to excel, we recognize them as scholars.

For us, it's all about ensuring children have the time they need fulfill that potential in school and in life. Research shows that a lack of learning opportunities outside of school – and in particular, a lack of summer learning opportunities – causes up to 2/3 of the academic achievement gap between children from low-income communities and their higher-income peers. We aim to change that by helping schools and communities find innovative ways to expand learning time beyond the traditional school day and school year. By bringing the classroom into the community, and the community into the classroom, we aim to redefine how, where, and when learning occurs.

Our two main program models, BELL Summer and BELL After School, are based on strong partnerships with schools and deliver small-group academic instruction, mentorship, a wide range of enrichment activities, and community engagement. In BELL programs, scholars experience success, gain self-confidence, and become more prepared to succeed in the classroom. Our models also help parents become more engaged in their child's education. Scholar success and parent engagement leads to improved school attendance, higher grades and test scores, and increased graduation rates.

Our programs serve scholars in grades K-8 throughout the United States.

We are a national organization, born in Boston. We have been perfecting our approach to expanding learning time since 1992.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 200
  • License Number: 709735
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: Bronx 9 School District
  • District Office: New York City Dept. of Health - Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (347) 854-1971 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Regulation Status
2019-01-24 413.4(d)(3) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Every licensee and registrant shall obtain fingerprint images, for each prospective employee or volunteer of the child day care program and any person age eighteen or over who will be residing on the premises of the group family day care home or family day care home.
2019-01-24 414.10(b)(1)(i) Not Corrected
Brief Description: School-age child care programs must inquire of the Office whether any person who is actively being considered for employment and any individual or any person who is employed by an individual, corporation, partnership or association which provides goods or services to the program, and who will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with the children who are cared for by the program, is the subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment on file with the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Each such program may inquire of the Office whether any current staff person, or any person who is being considered for use as a volunteer or for hiring as a consultant, and who has or will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with children being cared for by the program, is the subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment on file with the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. An inquiry regarding any current staff person or volunteer may be made only once in any six month period.
2019-01-24 414.10(b)(1)(ii) Not Corrected
Brief Description: School-age child care programs must check the register of substantiated category one cases of abuse or neglect maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs per Section 495 of the Social Services Law before determining whether to hire or otherwise allow any person as an employee, administrator, consultant intern, volunteer or contractor who will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with children cared for by the center.
2019-01-24 414.11(b)(1) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Staff and volunteers must each submit a medical statement on forms furnished by the Office or an approved equivalent from a health care provider:
2019-01-24 414.11(b)(6) Not Corrected
Brief Description: The initial medical statement for staff and volunteers must include the results of a Mantoux tuberculin test or other federally approved tuberculin test performed within the 12 months preceding the date of the application.
2018-12-12 413.4(d)(3) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Every licensee and registrant shall obtain fingerprint images, for each prospective employee or volunteer of the child day care program and any person age eighteen or over who will be residing on the premises of the group family day care home or family day care home.
2018-12-12 414.10(b)(1)(i) Not Corrected
Brief Description: School-age child care programs must inquire of the Office whether any person who is actively being considered for employment and any individual or any person who is employed by an individual, corporation, partnership or association which provides goods or services to the program, and who will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with the children who are cared for by the program, is the subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment on file with the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Each such program may inquire of the Office whether any current staff person, or any person who is being considered for use as a volunteer or for hiring as a consultant, and who has or will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with children being cared for by the program, is the subject of an indicated report of child abuse or maltreatment on file with the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. An inquiry regarding any current staff person or volunteer may be made only once in any six month period.
2018-12-12 414.10(b)(1)(ii) Not Corrected
Brief Description: School-age child care programs must check the register of substantiated category one cases of abuse or neglect maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs per Section 495 of the Social Services Law before determining whether to hire or otherwise allow any person as an employee, administrator, consultant intern, volunteer or contractor who will have the potential for regular and substantial contact with children cared for by the center.
2018-12-12 414.11(b)(1) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Staff and volunteers must each submit a medical statement on forms furnished by the Office or an approved equivalent from a health care provider:
2018-12-12 414.11(b)(6) Not Corrected
Brief Description: The initial medical statement for staff and volunteers must include the results of a Mantoux tuberculin test or other federally approved tuberculin test performed within the 12 months preceding the date of the application.

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