Friends Neighborhood Nursery School - Ridgewood NJ Temporary Child Care Center

224 HIGHWOOD AVE , RIDGEWOOD NJ 07450
(201) 445-0681
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About the Provider

Description: Friends' Neighborhood Nursery School (FNNS or Friends) was established in 1959 to offer children the chance to grow and gain experience in a creative preschool, regardless of race, religion or background. It is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian nursery school sponsored by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The school is a member of the Friends Council on Education. Friends provides a warm, safe, supportive and creative environment for children to grow and learn. The teachers at Friends strive to foster the uniqueness of each child, while encouraging respect and tolerance among all the children.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 02FRI0002
  • Capacity: 35
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 6 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jun 03, 2024
  • 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
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 3A:52-7.9(a)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the center shall maintain on file a log of the initial illnesses, symptoms of illness, or diseases that are exhibited by each child while in the center’s care, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1(c) and (d). This illness log shall include

Violation Observed: Maintain an illness log on file at the center and ensure that it contains all of the required components.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 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 that children wash their hands before the intake of food.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(i)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately before preparing or serving food.

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff wash their hands immediately before preparing or serving food.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 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.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 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. Center has submitted the CARI clearances and is awaiting the results.
2023-04-11 2023-05-09 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: Obtain 2 CHRI clearances for new staff members.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 3A:52-4.8(a)(1)
Topics of orientation training shall include supervising and tracking all children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.3(a).

Violation Observed: Provide documentation of annual orientation training for 1 staff member.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 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.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 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.
2023-04-11 2023-05-11 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 all medications required by the special care plan are present at the center.
2023-04-11 2023-05-01 3A:52-6.8(k)(6)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy on the use of social media including, but not limited to the guidelines for parents, including but not limited to, prohibiting the posting of photographs or videos of any child other than their own.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center's social media policy includes guidelines for parents including prohibiting the posting of photographs or videos of any chills other than their own.
2023-04-11 2023-05-09 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.
2023-04-11 2023-04-28 3A:52-5.2(c)
If the center prepares meals, the center shall obtain a satisfactory Sanitary Inspection Certificate, as specified in N.J.A.C. 8:24, indicating that the kitchen is in compliance with the applicable requirements of the State Sanitary Code. The center shall maintain on file the Sanitary Inspection Certificate.

Violation Observed: Provide a current health certificate as required.
2023-04-11 2023-05-09 3A:52-5.2(a)(8)
The center shall obtain a Life Hazard Use Registration certificate applicable to the center’s licensed capacity and ages served pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. The center shall post this document in a prominent location within the center.

Violation Observed: Provide a current life/hazard use registration certificate applicable to the center's licensed capacity and ages served.
2023-04-11 2023-05-09 3A:52-5.3(l)(4)
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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center conducts at least two lockdown drills per year during each session provided at the center and maintains records of the drills on file.

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Reviews

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Parent Jun 12, 2013

Friends' Neighborhood Nursery is a fantastic place. My daughter has truly blossomed there. The parents are welcoming and involved. The children are wonderfully connected and have welcomed my daughter into their fold. The teachers are creative and patient. I wish I could attend this school!

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