Elizabeth Avenue Elementary C.A.R.E. Program - Somerset NJ Regular Child Care Center

363 Elizabeth Avenue , Somerset NJ 08873
(732) 873-2400

About the Provider

Description: Elizabeth Avenue Elementary C.A.R.E. Program is a Regular Child Care Center in Somerset NJ, with a maximum capacity of 40 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 171200281
  • Capacity: 40
  • Age Range: 6 - 13 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 Summary
2020-01-28 2020-02-19 3A:52-5.3(q)(1)(ii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: all space and rooms within the center to be used by children shall be inspected and approved by the Office of Licensing prior to their use. In making its determination, the Office of Licensing shall consider whether the space is too far removed, remote, or isolated from other areas of the center to be used by children. rooms or areas of the center that are not Office of Licensing-approved for use by children shall be made inaccessible to children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all rooms are approved by the Office of Licensing prior to use. The program was using the cafeteria without approval.
2020-01-28 2020-02-19 3A:52-5.3(o)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 the PM program has a second staff member who is trained in 1st aid/CPR.
2020-01-28 3A:52-4.8(e) Orientation training
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: Ensure that the director designee for the AM/Pm program attend the Understanding Licensing workshop for the before/after school programs.
2020-01-28 3A:52-7.6(a)(2) Injury to a child while in the center's care
The center shall take immediate necessary action to protect the child from further harm and shall immediately notify the child's parent(s) when a child sustains a head or facial injury, including when a child bumps his or her head.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the parent is immediately notifies of a head/facial injury and document the time of notification.
2019-05-08 2019-06-26 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
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: Update the staff records checklist with all staff includes. | Missing CARI for 2 morning staff. | Missing CHRI for 2 morning staff.
2019-05-01 2019-07-26 3A:52-4.8(e) Orientation training
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: Ensure that the director and director designee attends the Understanding Licensing Workshop for both AM and PM programs.
2018-10-01 2019-07-26 3A:52-5.3(o)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 2 staff members have 1st aid in each session. The had CPR training.
2018-10-01 2019-07-26 3A:52-6.8(a)(1) Parent and community participation
The center shall complete and maintain on file for each enrolled child a Children’s Records Checklist, signed by the director, sponsor, or sponsor representative and designated by the Office of Licensing, indicating that the center has obtained documentation of the child's name, address, birth date, and date of enrollment.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has the current children's checklist.
2018-10-01 2019-06-26 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: Ensure that the staff complete a fingerprinting clearance.
2018-05-01 2019-06-26 3A:52-5.3(n)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct fire drills at least once a month, as specified in the NJUFC. The center shall ensure that fire drills are conducted during each session provided at the center and that one fire drill per year is conducted during nap time, if applicable.

Violation Observed: Conduct a fire drill for the AM session and provide documentation.
2018-05-01 2019-06-26 3A:52-4.10(b)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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 staff 14 years of age and older complete a CARI clearance.

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