Happy Days South Preschool - Manahawkin NJ Regular Child Care Center

1445 FORECASTLE AVENUE , MANAHAWKIN NJ 08050
(609) 597-8222
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Developing the building blocks of future school success Dedicated to helping your child grow and develop Safe and Nurturing Environment Loving, Dedicated Teachers Comprehensive, Integrated Curriculum Teacher-Directed and Child-Initiated Learning Activities Based on Individual Strengths and Interests Large Fenced Back Yard in Quiet Neighborhood Computer Activities Extended Hours Reasonable Rates

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 15HAP0002
  • Capacity: 35
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • 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
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-4.3(a)(1)
The center shall develop and implement an Office of Licensing-approved method to keep track of the location and ensure the safety of all children at all times when under the center’s supervision, including the transfer of supervision from and to parents during arrival and departure and the utilization of off-site locations, including playgrounds and field trips.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children are adhered to at all times throughout the center.
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-5.2(a)(1)(ii)
For newly-constructed buildings, for existing buildings whose construction code group classification would change from that which it had been, or for existing buildings that require major alteration or renovation, the center shall obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) issued by the municipality in which it is located, reflecting the center's compliance with the provisions of the NJUCC, and submit a copy of the CO to the Office of Licensing, for the following group classification: I-4 (Institutional) for buildings accommodating one or more children less than 2 ½ years of age.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center obtains a Certificate of Occupancy that corresponds with the ages of the children receiving care.
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-6.6(e)(3)
The center shall maintain on file a written policy on the disciplining of children by staff members. The policy shall be posted in a prominent location within the center.

Violation Observed: Post the center's discipline policy in a prominent location.
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-3.6(b)(1)
The center shall distribute a copy of the Information to Parents document to each child’s parent(s) upon enrollment and to every person upon becoming a staff member and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s and staff member’s signature attesting to receipt of the document. The center shall maintain on file a copy of the Information to Parents document.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families and staff a copy of the Information to Parents document and maintains on file signatures of all staff and families attesting to the receipt of the policy.
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-7.11(b)
The center shall distribute a copy of the policy on the management of communicable diseases to the parent of each child enrolled and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s signature attesting to receipt of the policy.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families the center's communicable disease policy and maintains on file the signatures of the parents attesting to their receipt of the policy.
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-5.3(n)(1)
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: Ensure that the center conducts fire drills at least once per month during each session provided at the center, including one fire drill annually that is conducted during nap time.
2022-08-12 2022-10-20 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.
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-5.2(a)(5)
The center shall be permitted to obtain a valid fire safety inspection certificate issued by the municipality in which it is located, based on a fire inspection conducted within the preceding 12 months, and submit a copy of the certificate to the Office of Licensing in lieu of a CO or CCO, if the center serves only children 2 ½ years of age or older and is located in a public school building that is used as a public school.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all illuminated exit signs and emergency lighting are operable at all times throughout the center. Room 1
2022-08-12 2022-09-06 3A:52-5.3(a)(19)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall test for the presence of radon gas in each classroom on the lowest floor level used by children at least once every five years and shall post the test results in a prominent location in all buildings at the center, as specified in N.J.S.A. 30:5B-5.2.

Violation Observed: Complete radon testing in every room on the lowest floor used by children and post the results in a prominent location.
2021-12-09 2022-02-24 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. Upload to NJCCIS.
2021-12-09 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. Upload to NJCCIS.
2021-10-08 2021-12-09 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 standard-Child Care Center upload the written screening policy provided to parents and staff.
2021-10-08 2021-12-09 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 NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations pursuant to Executive Order No. 149, ensure that all health and safety guidelines are adhered to as required. Screen prior to entry.
2021-10-08 2022-02-24 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. Upload to NJCCIS
2021-10-08 2022-02-24 3A:52-4.1(d)(1)
The staff records specified in 3A:52-4.1(a) through (c) shall be maintained on file as follows: the Staff Records Checklist for the current director and all staff members currently working at the center shall be maintained on file at the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the information on the Staff Records Checklist is current and that it is maintained on file at the center, including the staff's CARI and CHRI background checks.

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.

Reviews

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Bridget W Feb 06, 2014

Love this school!! I drive from out of town to take my son here. The dedicated staff goes above and beyond other day care centers. They started teaching my son to read at 3 years old. They have community officials ( police, fire, local doctors, museum representatives, clowns, magicians) come out for the children. Children are tested and prepped for kindergarten .Easy on a wallet as well, very affordable. Don't over look this school..

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