Happy Days Preschool - Manahawkin NJ Regular Child Care Center

400 N Main St #5 , Manahawkin NJ 08050
(609) 994-2564

About the Provider

Description: Happy Days Preschool is a Regular Child Care Center in Manahawkin NJ, with a maximum capacity of 65 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CCC119746
  • Capacity: 65
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jan 21, 2025
  • 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
2022-08-08 2022-08-08 3A:52-4.3(d)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply during rest or sleep, when the criteria listed in 3A:52-4.3(d) 1, 2, and 3 are met:Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:1018 months to under 2 ½ years - 1:122 ½ years and above - 1:20

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center, including during nap and rest time. Center took corrective action and the assistant director went in the classroom.
2022-08-08 2022-08-08 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that children are moved to appropriate sleeping equipment upon falling asleep.
2022-08-08 2022-08-08 3A:52-6.2(a)(1)
The center shall provide a supply of age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program equipment including play equipment, child-size furniture and supplies that are sufficient to meet the daily activity needs of the children and the program.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that children are provided with age appropriate activities as require.
2022-08-08 2022-08-10 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.
2022-08-08 2022-08-10 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. Pertaining to 1 staff.
2022-08-08 2022-08-10 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. Pertaining to 4 staff.
2022-08-08 2022-08-10 3A:52-4.8(b)
Orientation training as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(a) may be included for six of the required hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(c) and (d).

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training which may be included for six of the required annual training hours.
2022-08-08 2022-08-10 3A:52-4.8(f)(1)
The staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(a) through (d) shall be clock hours of staff development.

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on 1. The use of infant equipment, @. The center's policies and procedures for safe sleep and 3. Age appropriate activities.
2022-03-24 2022-03-24 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Per the updated Covid-19 Standards-child care centers upload the careening policy provided to parents and staff to NJCCIS.
2022-03-24 2022-06-02 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: Per the updated Covid-19 Standards-child care centers screen visitors prior to entry.
2022-03-24 2022-06-02 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: Ensure that the center completes and maintains on file a Staff Records Checklist designated by OOL.
2022-03-24 2022-04-28 3A:52-4.6(b)(1)
The director shall meet the following qualification requirements for early childhood programs licensed to serve more than 30 children, the director shall meet the qualification requirements as specified in N.J.A.C 3A:52-4.6(b) for education and experience.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the director meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.
2022-03-24 2022-06-02 3A:52-4.6(c)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: for all centers, the head teacher or consulting head teacher shall meet the qualification requirements specified in one of the seven options set forth in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.6(c) for education and experience.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the head teacher meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.
2022-03-24 2022-06-02 3A:52-4.6(d)(1)
For school-age child care programs the program supervisor shall meet the qualification requirements specified in one of the applicable options set forth in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.6(d) for education, training, and experience, based on the center's licensed capacity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the program supervisor meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.
2022-03-24 2022-06-02 3A:52-5.3(b)(7)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall comply with the Playground Safety Subcode of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-11.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all playground equipment meets public playground design standards (ASTM F-1487).

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