Bright Beginners Academy IV - Little Falls NJ Regular Child Care Center

151 Patterson Avenue , Little Falls NJ 07424
(201) 892-8352

About the Provider

Description: Bright Beginners Academy IV is a Regular Child Care Center in Little Falls NJ, with a maximum capacity of 108 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: 171000132
  • Capacity: 108
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Oct 15, 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
2022-11-15 2022-12-08 3A:52-4.3(a)(1)
The center shall develop and implement an Office of Licensing-approved method to keep track of the location and ensure the safety of all children at all times when under the center’s supervision, including the transfer of supervision from and to parents during arrival and departure and the utilization of off-site locations, including playgrounds and field trips.

Violation Observed: In classroom 1, ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children are adhered to at all times throughout the center. The staff stated that there were 20children, when 21 were present,
2022-11-15 2023-04-13 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's bottle is labeled with the child's name and current date.
2022-11-15 2022-12-08 3A:52-6.1(g)(2)(iv)
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. The use of infant equipment including swings, exersaucers, and bouncers shall be limited to periods of 30 minutes at a time.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the use of infant equipment, including swings, exersaucers and bouncers, is limited to 30 minutes at a times.
2022-11-15 2022-12-28 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(i)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water before intake of food.

Violation Observed: Ensure that children wash their hands before the intake of food.
2022-11-15 2022-12-28 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(i)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately before preparing or serving food.

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff wash their hands immediately before preparing or serving food.
2022-11-15 2022-12-28 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.
2022-11-15 2023-04-13 3A:52-4.11(a)(1)
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 staff, the sponsor and/or the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required. There is 1 CHRI missing.
2022-11-15 2023-04-13 3A:52-4.8(a)(1)
Topics of orientation training shall include supervising and tracking all children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.3(a).

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually. The center is missing this year's orientation documents.
2022-11-15 2023-01-24 3A:52-5.2(a)(8)
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.

Violation Observed: Update the life/hazard use registration certificate applicable to the center's licensed capacity and ages served.
2022-11-15 2022-12-08 3A:52-5.3(n)(4)
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: all fire extinguishers shall be visually inspected once a month, and serviced and tagged at least once a year and recharged, if necessary, as specified in the NJUFC.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all fire extinguishers are serviced and tagged annually and recharged as needed.
2022-11-15 2022-12-08 3A:52-136
Provide and maintain in good condition handrails on all stairs with 3 or more risers.

Violation Observed: Remove the rust on the handrails leadings to the playground.
2022-11-15 2022-12-08 3A:52-5.3(f)(2)
Toilet facility requirements are as follows: mirrors, dispensers, and other equipment shall be fastened securely.

Violation Observed: In classroom 2, ensure that the adult toilet seat is fastened securely.
2022-11-15 2023-04-13 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.
2022-11-15 2022-12-08 3A:52-5.3(p)
Play equipment, materials, and furniture for indoor and outdoor use shall be of sturdy and safe construction, non-toxic, free of hazards, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The center may not use play equipment intended for outdoor use indoors.

Violation Observed: Remove rust form the basketball post on the outdoor play area.
2021-09-17 2022-06-02 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(2)
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 job descriptions, titles and qualifications for all center staff.

Violation Observed: Submit or upload to NJCCIS, the table of organization which includes the written job descriptions.

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