Community Nursery Group - Cedar Grove NJ Regular Child Care Center

65 BOWDEN RD , CEDAR GROVE NJ 07009
(973) 239-3875
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About the Provider

Description: It is our goal to provide each child with a safe, healthy and nurturing first school experience. We ensure that every child has the appropriate tools to help them play, explore and learn.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 07COM0005
  • Capacity: 30
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 6 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Expiration Date: Apr 08, 2026
  • 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
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 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 and the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required for the center's license renewal.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 3A:52-4.8(g)(3)
The center shall maintain on file documentation of the date, time, topic, presenter, and attendance for all staff development and orientation completed by center staff members. The center shall record each staff member’s completion of staff development and orientation on the Staff Records Checklist, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.1(b).

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually and that the completion of the training is documented on the Staff Records Checklist.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(ii)
The director or his or her designee(s) shall be on the premises at all times when the center is operating and the designee shall complete staff development in understanding licensing rules as provided by the Office.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the director designee completes the Understanding Licensing training provided by OOL.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 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 and maintain a log on file at the center.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 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 and maintain a log on file at the center.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 3A:52-7.3(a)(2)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: for each child not enrolled in a public or private school, upon admission, the center shall maintain on file at the center a Universal Child Health Record (Department of Health Form CH-14) or its equivalent, updated annually, along with an immunization record, and a special care plan, if applicable. A 30-day grace period is permitted in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.5(e)

Violation Observed: Ensure that a Universal Health Record is completed upon enrollment and updated annually, including the immunization records and special care plans as required. Maintain updated records on file and on the Children's Records Checklist.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 3A:52-7.5(b)(10)
The center shall develop and follow a policy on the administration of medication and health care procedures to children, which shall include the following provisions: the center shall store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Maintain on file the required medication for the special care plan signed by the physician for 1 named child.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 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.
2023-01-13 2023-01-13 3A:52-5.3(a)(10)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all corrosive agents, insecticides, bleaches, detergents, polishes, any products under pressure in an aerosol spray can, and any toxic substance shall be stored in a locked cabinet or in an enclosure located in an area not accessible to the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all toxic substances are inaccessible to the children, whereas staff took immediate corrective action to remove the shaving cream from an unlocked accessible cabinet in Room 1.
2023-01-13 2023-03-08 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 a minimum of 9 inches depth of wood mulch resilient surfacing throughout the use zones under all play equipment as required.
2023-01-13 2023-06-29 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i)
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: Complete and submit a DCF Drinking Water Testing Checklist and Statement of Assurance and a copy of the center's water testing completed by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection.
2020-01-22 2020-02-28 3A:52-5.3(b)(1)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the building, land, walkways, and outdoor play area shall be free from hazards to the health, safety or well-being of the children.

Violation Observed: Remove the two non-compliant climbing/slide structures from the play area.
2020-01-22 2020-02-28 3A:52-5.3(a)(2)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: floors, carpeting, walls, window coverings, ceilings, and other surfaces shall be kept clean and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Sand and paint the rusted bathroom stall dividers.
2020-01-22 2020-02-28 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 children wash their hands with soap and running water directly before the intake of food. Two children picked up mats from the floor after washing their hands and did not rewash before sitting down for snack.
2020-01-22 2020-07-06 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(ii)
The director or his or her designee(s) shall be on the premises at all times when the center is operating and the designee shall complete staff development in understanding licensing rules as provided by the Office.

Violation Observed: Ensure the director designee completes the Understanding Licensing workshop.

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Reviews

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Sophia and Peter May 16, 2010

My daughter sings! And well! She is four and a half. We are her parents trying to discover her abilities but only thanks to the Staff of the Preschool this came about. All this in the environment where she is just learning English (she is attending Preschool only for the past six months – with no English abilities on the beginning).
Staff's conviction to teach and develop shows also through the other activities that our daughter is exposed to – long list... All done in the playful and stress free environment.
By the way, very nice and large play area.

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