Grow 'n Learn Nursery School & Day Care Center - Thorofare NJ Regular Child Care Center

4 E LECATO AVE , THOROFARE NJ 08086
(856) 853-0569

About the Provider

Description: Welcome to Grow N' Learn Nursery School and Daycare Center.We offer Academic and Creative Curriculum in a clean loving atmosphere. For the past 29 years Grow N' Learn has been offering community excellence in the West Deptford area. Now accepting 2 1/2 to 13 years of age. We provide before and after school care for West Deptford Residents, full to 1/2 programs, services available when public schools are closed.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 08GRO0001
  • Capacity: 54
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jan 16, 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
2023-02-24 2023-03-10 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint 21828, the center needs to ensure that children are changed as needed throughout the day.
2023-02-24 2023-03-10 3A:52-4.8(a)(2)
Topics of orientation training shall include understanding center operations, policies and procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5(b)3.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint 21828, retrain all staff on the center's policies and procedures for diapering and toilet training.
2022-10-17 2022-11-03 3A:52-4.3(a)
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center.
2022-10-17 2022-11-03 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center.
2022-10-17 2022-11-03 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)(ii)
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center allow more children in attendance than the licensed room capacity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center complies with the licensed capacity of the classrooms at all times throughout the center.
2022-10-17 2022-10-26 3A:52-6.1(b)(7)(ii)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that the use of a television, computers, and other video equipment shall be limited to educational and instructional use, shall be age and developmentally appropriate, and shall not be used as a substitute for planned activities or for passive viewing. Centers shall develop a written policy regarding the use of television, computers, and other equipment for children over the age of two and maintain on file written plans for such use and the length of time for their use. In addition, centers shall develop a written policy for the use of such equipment as it pertains to children in care less than four hours and children in care more than four hours.

Violation Observed: Develop a written policy for the use of television, computers and other technology by children over the age of 2 years old and maintain it on file at the center.
2022-10-17 2022-10-26 3A:52-6.1(b)(7)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that the use of a television, computers, and other video equipment shall be limited to educational and instructional use, shall be age and developmentally appropriate, and shall not be used as a substitute for planned activities or for passive viewing.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the use of television, computers, and other video equipment is for educational and instructional use, is age and developmentally appropriate, is not used as a substitute for planned activities, and is not used for passive viewing.
2022-10-17 2022-11-03 3A:52-7.6(a)(2)
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 parents are notified immediately when a child sustains a head or facial injury, including when a child is bitten on the face.
2022-10-17 2022-11-03 3A:52-7.6(e)(1)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy for parental notification if a method other than a telephone call is used at the center for parental notification. The center shall distribute a copy of this policy to the parent of each enrolled child and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s signature attesting to receipt of this policy.

Violation Observed: Develop a written policy for parental notification of injuries if the center uses methods other than a telephone call and maintain on file the signatures of staff and parents acknowledging receipt of the policy.
2022-10-17 2022-12-12 3A:52-7.7(a)(3)(iv)
The schedule for disinfecting shall be as follows: tables used by the children for eating shall be washed and disinfected before each meal.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center washes and disinfects the tables used by the children for eating before each meal.
2022-10-17 2022-12-12 3A:52-7.7(e)(1)(i)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: in addition to the items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3, the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use, toilet training chairs and potty seats that have first been emptied into a toilet.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center washes and disinfects toilet training chairs and potty seats after each use.
2022-10-17 2022-12-12 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.
2022-10-17 2022-12-12 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(iii)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately after assisting a child in toileting.

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff wash their hands immediately after assisting a child in toileting.
2022-10-17 2022-12-12 3A:52-4.5(e)(2)(i)
For early childhood programs the head teacher shall be scheduled to work at the center for at least 75 percent of the center's daily operating hours or at least six hours a day, whichever is less.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the head teacher is present at the center for at least 75% of the center's daily operating hours or at least six hours a day, whichever is less.
2022-10-17 2022-11-03 3A:52-6.8(h)(3)(ii)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, the center shall provide for the direct involvement of parents of enrolled children in the center's operation and activities by holding individual parent/staff conferences semi-annually and upon request of the parent or staff member(s) to discuss the child’s needs and progress.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center provides parent/staff conferences semi-annually and upon request.

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