Creative Kids Academy - South Plainfield NJ Regular Child Care Center

1615 CLINTON AVE , SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ 07080
(908) 753-4477
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About the Provider

Description: Creative Kids Academy USES THE NATURAL CURIOSITY OF CHILDREN TO TEACH MATH, READING, AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. As our country shifts it's needs to better suit the 21st Century Student, we are here to nurture, educate and protect your child. To add, we value the need for cooperative learning and the varied levels of instruction that will meet your child's needs. Each day brings a wealth of new knowledge and experiences. Creative Kids Academy takes a whole-child approach to day-care/pre-school education. Teachers, support staff along with Mr. Dan and Ms. Carrie work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child we serve. Every day is a new beginning that ends with an enriched mind!

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 12CRE0008
  • Capacity: 75
  • Age Range: 0 - 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
2021-08-02 2022-01-21 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: Provide CHRI clearances for six staff. 8/25/2021 Three staff. 10/22/2021 One staff.
2021-08-02 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: Provide CHRI clearances for six staff. 8/25/2021 Three staff. 10/22/2021 One staff.
2021-06-23 2021-08-25 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: Provide renewal CARI clearances for six staff (includes both sponsor representatives). 8/2/21 Three staff (includes both sponsor representatives).
2021-06-23 2021-08-25 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: Provide renewal CARI clearances for six staff (includes both sponsor representatives). 8/2/21 Three staff (includes both sponsor representatives).
2021-04-01 2021-08-02 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet the center’s staff records checklist. Ensure Orientation trainingincludes all required components and the date for completion of Orientation Training is documented; staff18 years of age and older that do not have a cleared CHRI have an appointment date documented; andthat all staff, including the sponsor/sponsor representative submitted a CARI for Renewal and indicate thedate cleared (or date submitted if not yet cleared).
2021-04-01 2021-08-02 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet the center’s table of organization indicating lines of authority,responsibility and job descriptions of current staff.
2021-04-01 2021-06-23 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet documentation indicating that at least 2 staff members present atthe center have current basic knowledge of first aid principles and CPR.
2021-04-01 2021-08-02 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet a copy of the center’s NJ DCF Drinking Water Checklist andStatement of Assurance along with documentation that the center (supplied by a community watersystem) completed water testing conducted by a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) certifiedlab for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and sources used for drinking water or foodpreparation and at least 50% of all indoor water faucets used by the center.
2021-04-01 2021-08-02 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet a copy of the center’s NJ DCF Drinking Water Checklist and | Statement of Assurance along with documentation that the center (supplied by a community water | system) completed water testing conducted by a Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) certified | lab for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and sources used for drinking water or food | preparation and at least 50% of all indoor water faucets used by the center.
2021-04-01 2021-06-23 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet documentation indicating that at least 2 staff members present at | the center have current basic knowledge of first aid principles and CPR.
2021-04-01 2021-08-02 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet the center’s staff records checklist. Ensure Orientation training | includes all required components and the date for completion of Orientation Training is documented; staff | 18 years of age and older that do not have a cleared CHRI have an appointment date documented; and | that all staff, including the sponsor/sponsor representative submitted a CARI for Renewal and indicate the | date cleared (or date submitted if not yet cleared).
2021-04-01 2021-08-02 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: Submit or upload to NJCCIS File Cabinet the center’s table of organization indicating lines of authority, | responsibility and job descriptions of current staff.
2020-02-07 2020-02-20 3A:52-4.8(g)(2)
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. For staff development provided by another source, the center shall maintain on file documentation of the name of the person or organization that provided the staff development.

Violation Observed: Provided annual orientation for all staff.
2020-02-07 2020-02-24 3A:52-4.8(e)
Directors shall complete staff development in understanding licensing regulations as provided by the Office of Licensing within 90 days of hire. Such staff development may be included in the required 20 hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(d).

Violation Observed: Provide director designee's understanding licensing workshop certificate.
2020-02-07 2020-02-20 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: Provide annual staff development hours for all staff.

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avmar May 13, 2014

We miss Ms. Susie:(

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