Candyland, Inc. - Fords NJ Child Care Center

698 KING GEORGES RD, FORDS NJ 08863
(732) 738-4555
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Candyland Academy is a special place for your child to explore early childhood education. Candyland is a happy place to learn and play. Children learn about friendship, sharing, following directions, and using their imagination. Nothing Is More Important Than The Happiness And Well-Being Of Your Child, That is why, for more than 10 years, it has been Candyland's goal to provide an atmosphere that is secure, satisfying, and enriched with loving care and guidance. Our program is designed to be fun, yet challenging, for your child.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 43
  • Age Range: 2½ to 13
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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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Reviews

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Debbie Oct 12, 2012

I worked at Candyland for 3 months, and I don't recommend it as a good place to send a child. Candyland marginally meets the minimum standards of a child care facility, but there are many better schools. The place remains in business because of a decent percentage of the students receive subsidized tuition from the government or Catholic Charities.

On the plus side, Candyland provides a structured learning environment for children, offers transporation to and from school for older children, and has reasonable prices. Unfortunately, I found that the kids were yelled out too frequently, employee turnover was rampant, maintenance of the facility was sub-par, and state-mandated child-to-adult ratios were routinely violated.

The owner of the facility is a nice woman, but isn't very good at management. She tries to ensure that the facility is kept up, and state law is complied with. However, in my time there, I saw mold on one of the walls in the building, a child escape from the yard because a gate was broken, and one adult minding 15-20 young children.

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