Children First Academy - Trenton NJ Temporary Child Care Center

331 HAMILTON AVE , TRENTON NJ 08609
(609) 394-8926

About the Provider

Description: Children First Academy is a Temporary Child Care Center in TRENTON NJ, with a maximum capacity of 60 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 2 1/2 - 6 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 11CHI0024
  • Capacity: 60
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 6 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • 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
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-7.11(a)(1)
Each center shall develop a written policy on the management of communicable diseases. This policy shall include the following: the list of illnesses and symptoms of illness for which a child will be separated from the group and possibly sent home, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1©.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families the center's communicable disease policy and that it includes the list of symptoms for which a child will be excluded from the center.
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-6.6(e)(1)
The center shall maintain on file a written policy on the disciplining of children by staff members. The policy shall reflect the provisions specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.6(a) through (c) and include the acceptable actions that a staff member may take when disciplining a child (that is, discussion with the child, time-out, etc.).

Violation Observed: Prepare a discipline policy that includes the acceptable actions staff members may take when disciplining a child. POST
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-7.9(a)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the center shall maintain on file a log of the initial illnesses, symptoms of illness, or diseases that are exhibited by each child while in the center’s care, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1(c) and (d). This illness log shall include

Violation Observed: Maintain an illness log on file at the center and ensure that it contains all of the required components.
2022-02-03 2023-05-24 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(1)
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: Ensure that the center has a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility and communication.
2022-02-03 2023-05-24 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.
2022-02-03 3A:52-4.10(b)(1)
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: Ensure that all staff submit a CARI background check upon renewal.Update 6/14/23- Renewal CARI remaining for 1 staff member.
2022-02-03 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. RENEWAL
2022-02-03 2023-05-24 3A:52-4.8(c)
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 that all staff complete 12 hours of staff development annually.
2022-02-03 2023-05-24 3A:52-4.8(d)(1)
In lieu of the child care staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(b), the director, head teacher(s), group teacher(s), and program supervisor(s) shall each complete 20 hours of staff development each year. Recommended topics of training for these staff include educational and physical activity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all credentialed staff complete 20 hours of staff development annually.
2022-02-03 2022-02-18 3A:52-5.3(o)(1)
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: Ensure that at least two staff have current first aid and CPR certifications and are present at all times at the center.
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(i)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of staff attendance records indicating daily hours worked.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains daily time sheets for staff that indicate the hours the staff worked at the center.
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(ii)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of children's daily attendance records, including the daily time of arrival and departure.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains daily time sheets for the children that indicate the children's arrival and departure times.
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-6.8(j)(1)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy on the expulsion of children from enrollment at the center. The expulsion policy shall include

Violation Observed: Develop and maintain on file an expulsion policy.
2022-02-03 2022-03-07 3A:52-3.4(a)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall secure comprehensive general liability insurance coverage for the center and shall maintain on file a copy of the insurance policy or documentation of current insurance coverage.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy and maintains the documentation on file.
2022-02-03 2022-03-10 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: Provide a current fire certificate as required.

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