Dennis O'Brien School - Dover NJ Regular Child Care Center

MINERAL SPRING DR , DOVER NJ 07801
(973) 691-4358
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Deniece's Homestyle Daycare in Stanhope, NJ offers professional daycare services at affordable rates. We have plenty of indoor and outdoor play space to help students engage in physical activities and build social skills. Our staff provides a friendly and comfortable environment for the children. We guarantee your kids will obtain learning and fun at the same time.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 14DEN0002
  • Capacity: 30
  • Age Range: 6 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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
2023-01-04 2023-02-06 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.
2023-01-04 2023-03-15 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
The sponsor or sponsor representative, and each staff member shall complete a signed consent form provided by the Department that indicates the identifying information necessary to conduct a CARI background check, including the person’s name, address, date of birth, sex, race, and Social Security number. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), the Department shall advise each such person that the disclosure of his or her Social Security number is voluntary, and that the Social Security number will only be used for the purpose of conducting a CARI background check.

Violation Observed: Ensure that CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire.The program has 2 CARI's pending.1/6/23-The program is missing 2 staff CARI's.
2023-01-04 2023-03-15 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.The program has 2 CHRI's pending. 2/6/23-The program is missing 2 sub CHRI's.
2023-01-04 2023-02-06 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: Ensure that all Epi-pens are stored in their original boxes with the child's name and prescription, accompanied by a special care plan and that two are present when required.A named child had 2 epi's: one dated 5/21 & the other 2/23. The medication was not in the original box and no prescription label.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 3A:52-5.3(q)(3)(v)
Space and room requirements are as follows: Indoor space requirements for play rooms and sleep rooms are as follows the center shall identify all rooms of the center that have been approved by the Office of Licensing. This identification shall consist of numbers, letters, names or any other means of identification and shall be located either inside or directly outside each room.

Violation Observed: Ensure all rooms approved by the OOL for the children's use are labeled.Provide an updated floor plan which shows all approved rooms and occupancies for all rooms. 2/23/22-Updated floor plan is pending. Ensure room occupancies are included.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 3A:52-3.5(b)
The center shall provide parents of all enrolled children with its telephone number, either in writing or by e-mail. This telephone number shall provide parents direct on-site contact during operating hours.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center provides, in writing or by e-mail, the center's telephone number that provides direct on-site contact during operating hours to all parents.Update the contact number for the site.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(2)
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: Ensure that the center has a table of organization that includes job descriptions, titles and qualifications for all center staff.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 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.Provide an updated CARI for staff and sponsor.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 3A:52-4.11(a)(3)
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). If a staff member refuses to consent to a CHRI background check, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall immediately terminate the staff member’s employment at the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete a CHRI background check as required and if the staff refuses to do so, their employment at the center is immediately terminated.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 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: Ensure that all Epi-pens are stored in their original boxes with the child's name and prescription, accompanied by a special care plan and that two are present when required.At the time of the inspection, staff reported that 2 children required epi-pens and both were not present at the site. The administration shall contact the parents and obtain the medication for the children.
2021-11-18 2022-01-19 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 site has a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy and maintains the documentation on file.Provide proof of the program's insurance.
2021-11-18 2022-02-23 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 a current water test report for the school.

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Reviews

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Mrs Pizzaro class 2023-01-26 04:55:32
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

If the kindergarten misbehaves, the school will make up false claims and contact dyfs. The school checked my son's butt without parental permission and said there was a hand print. Dyfs came that night and right after they said that I took a picture of his butt and there was nothing there. (Evidence) They also accused my son’s father of possibly substance abuse. If the school was so concerned, why let him inside the building in a classroom with other kids, and why let him leave with my child. Why wouldn’t they stop him to say that we can’t let you leave with the child. Or call the cops? there is a cop at the school. so contradicting are they saying that they endanger the lives of the kids by letting someone in building that they believe was under the influence? plain lies. We have proof that they let him inside the building that day. Recording. My kid does NOT misbehave at home, and he just started to misbehave after the winter break at school only. Stay away from this public school.

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