Childtime Learning Center - Somerset NJ Regular Child Care Center

454 ELIZABETH AVE , SOMERSET NJ 08873
(732) 805-3960

About the Provider

Description: Childtime's educational philosophy is based on the Reggio Emilia approach, named after the Italian city and the surrounding villages where the method took root after World War II. Central to this philosophy is the belief that secure relationships with responsive and respectful adults provide the basis for all learning. With these relationships in place, children develop a capacity for trust, competence and independence that helps them grow as students and people. Our The Empowered Child? curriculum strengthens children's emerging physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language skills, to prepare your child for kindergarten and beyond. We do this with developmentally appropriate experiences, wondrous classroom spaces and responsive teacher-child relationships.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 18CHI0009
  • Capacity: 150
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Nov 09, 2023
  • 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 Summary
2021-04-30 2021-05-18 3A:52-4.9(a) Special requirements to prevent child abuse and neglect
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that a safe environment is maintained at all times throughout the center, including ensuring that staff intervene when children engage in horseplay or in aggressive behaviors towards other children.
2021-04-30 2021-05-18 3A:52-6.1(b)(1) Activities
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that time frames for each activity are geared to the age and developmental level of each child served and are flexible enough to accommodate spontaneous occurrences or children's suggestions and inquiries.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that age appropriate timeframes for activities are adhered to at all times throughout the center.
2021-04-30 2021-05-18 3A:52-6.7(e) Special requirements to prevent child abuse or neglect and inappropriate staff behaviors toward children
Staff members shall not require a child to remain silent or inactive for an inappropriately long period of time for the child's age.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that staff utilize positive of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. Staff were placing children in timeout for excessive amounts of time.
2021-04-30 2021-05-18 3A:52-2.6(c) Complaints
Whenever the Department, through its Office of Licensing, Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit, or local offices, conducts complaint investigations, the center shall cooperate with all Department investigators.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that the center cooperates with all DCF investigations and inspectors as required.
2021-04-30 2021-05-24 3A:52-4.8(a)(2) Orientation training
Topics of orientation training shall include understanding center operations, policies and procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5(b)3.

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on : | 1. Maintaining a safe environment | 2. Age appropriate timeframes | 3. The center's discipline policy | 4. Cooperating with DCF investigations and inspections as required.
2021-04-30 2021-05-18 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f): | Age Staff/Child Ratio | Under 18 months - 1:4 | 18 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:6 | 2 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:10 | 4 years - 1:12 | 5 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains adequate staff/child ratios in room 10. There were 11 3 year old children with 1 staff which requires 2 staff.
2021-04-19 2021-08-04 3A:52-5.2(a)(5) State, county and municipal government physical facility requirements
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 to OOL.
2021-04-19 2021-07-07 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 the CHRI clearances for two staff members to OOL.
2021-04-19 2021-07-07 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(2) 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 job descriptions, titles and qualifications for all center staff.

Violation Observed: Provide the job responsibilities and titles for credentialed staff to the OOL.
2019-07-29 2019-07-29 3A:52-6.6(a)(1) Discipline
The methods of guidance and discipline used shall: be positive.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. a named staff was yelling at the children.
2019-07-29 2019-09-11 3A:52-4.8(a)(7) Orientation training
Topics of orientation training shall include implementing the center's statement of policy on the disciplining of children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.6.

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on the center's discipline policy.
2019-07-29 2019-07-29 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f): | Age Staff/Child Ratio | Under 18 months - 1:4 | 18 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:6 | 2 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:10 | 4 years - 1:12 | 5 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff/child ratios in room 5 are maintained at all times. The director and staff moved a child to another room at the time of the inspection.
2019-04-05 2019-09-03 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.

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