Catapult at Ronald Reagan Academy #30 - Elizabeth NJ Regular Child Care Center

1200 NORTH AVENUE, ELIZABETH NJ 07208
(908) 436-6950

About the Provider

Description: It is an honor to welcome you to the Ronald Reagan Leadership Academy, located in Elizabeth New Jersey. This state-of-the-art facility includes a technology center equipped with 24 computers and 30 iPads. The media center has a complete compliment of books and resources along with seminar rooms for small group instruction, study groups, or topical seminars. The science room includes classroom space for demonstrations as well as a full lab and a preparation room. The music facilities include a chorus room, band room, and sound proof practice rooms. The art room is fully equipped and includes a kiln room for working with clay sculptures.

The Ronald Reagan Leadership Academy boasts a rigorous curriculum that includes core areas of language arts literacy, mathematics, Algebra I for every eighth grade student, history, geography science, and fine and performing arts. Additionally, the Academy espouses a leadership theme based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People pioneered by Stephen R. Covey. To maximize instructional time, the school day is extended beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 3:45 p.m. The program includes an after school program in academics and fine and performing arts.

Students of Ronald Reagan Leadership Academy are required to wear a uniform and adhere to a high standard of behavior and work habits. We welcome our students with pride, excitement, and commitment to providing excellent educational experiences and services to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve and to care.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 70800285
  • Capacity: 60
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Oct 18, 2022
  • 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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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-5.3(l)(4) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Emergency procedure requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct two lockdown drills per year and maintain on file a record of each lockdown drill. The center shall ensure that lockdown drills are conducted during each session provided at the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure 2 lockdown drills are completed annually.
2019-09-23 2019-11-29 3A:52-4.8(c) Orientation training
The center shall ensure that all staff members who work at the center complete 12 hours of continuing staff development each year.

Violation Observed: Ensure all staff complete 12 hours of staff development and all credentialed staff complete 20 hours of staff development annually.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.10(b)(2) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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 all staff have their cleared CARI and CHRI checks on file at the site and their orientation before being left alone with the children.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.1(d)(1) General requirements for sponsor, sponsor representative, director, and all staff members
The staff records specified in 3A:52-4.1(a) through (c) shall be maintained on file as follows: the Staff Records Checklist for the current director and all staff members currently working at the center shall be maintained on file at the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure the CARI and CHRI checks are stored at the site at all times.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.10(b)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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: Provide CARI checks for all named staff.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-6.8(a)(1) Parent and community participation
The center shall complete and maintain on file for each enrolled child a Children’s Records Checklist, signed by the director, sponsor, or sponsor representative and designated by the Office of Licensing, indicating that the center has obtained documentation of the child's name, address, birth date, and date of enrollment.

Violation Observed: Provide a children's record checklist.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.11(a)(1) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
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: Provide a CHRI check for all named staff.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-5.3(n)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct fire drills at least once a month, as specified in the NJUFC. The center shall ensure that fire drills are conducted during each session provided at the center and that one fire drill per year is conducted during nap time, if applicable.

Violation Observed: Provide a fire drill log.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
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: Provide a staff record checklist.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(1) Staff responsibilities
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: Provide a table of organization.
2019-09-23 2019-11-19 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Environmental condition precautions are as follows: at the time of the initial application, any renewal application, relocation of an existing licensed center and, in the discretion of the Office of Licensing, any other time, the applicant or facility operator shall certify in writing that the center provides a potable water supply provided by a public community water system. If the facility is supplied by a public community water system, the applicant or facility operator shall provide documentation of water testing conducted by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and other sources used for drinking water or food preparation and at least 50 percent of all indoor water faucets utilized by the center.

Violation Observed: Provide a water test for the site.
2019-09-23 2019-11-29 3A:52-4.8(b) Orientation training
Orientation training as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(a) may be included for six of the required hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(c) and (d).

Violation Observed: Provide annual orientation for all staff.
2019-09-23 2019-12-17 3A:52-5.3(o)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
First aid requirements are as follows: at least two staff members who have current certified basic knowledge of first aid principles and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as defined by a recognized health organization (such as the American Red Cross), shall be in the center at all times when enrolled children are present.

Violation Observed: Provide current First Aid and CPR cards.

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