Happy Time Day Care Center - Kearny NJ Regular Child Care Center

18 DAVIS AVE , KEARNY NJ 07032
(201) 991-3377
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About the Provider

Description: Happy Time Day Care Center is a Regular Child Care Center in KEARNY NJ, with a maximum capacity of 54 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 2 1/2 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 09HAP0002
  • Capacity: 54
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 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
2021-10-12 2022-02-28 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: Retrain all staff on supervising and tracking children.
2021-10-12 2022-02-28 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. A staff stated there were 13 children, when 14 were present.
2021-10-12 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: Retrain all staff on supervising and tracking children.
2021-10-12 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. A staff stated there were 13 children, when 14 were present.
2021-08-18 2022-02-28 3A:52-4.3(a)(2)
The center shall ensure that all staff members are trained in the method of keeping track of children and know how many children are in their care at all times.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff know how many children are in their care. The staff had to count the children when asked.
2021-08-18 3A:52-4.3(a)(2)
The center shall ensure that all staff members are trained in the method of keeping track of children and know how many children are in their care at all times.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff know how many children are in their care. The staff had to count the children when asked.
2021-07-08 2022-02-28 3A:52-4.3(a)(2)
The center shall ensure that all staff members are trained in the method of keeping track of children and know how many children are in their care at all times.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff know how many children are in their care. A staff stated that there were 6 children, when 5 children were present.
2021-07-08 3A:52-4.3(a)(2)
The center shall ensure that all staff members are trained in the method of keeping track of children and know how many children are in their care at all times.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff know how many children are in their care. A staff stated that there were 6 children, when 5 children were present.
2021-06-22 2021-07-08 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 the center has fewer than 5 children below age 2.5 at all times. The center was caring for 6 children, under the age of 2.5 years old.
2021-06-22 2021-07-08 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: Maintain the required staff/child ratios at all times. The center had 22 children aged 2.5-6 with 2 staff, a 3rd was needed.
2021-06-22 2021-08-17 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, issued 5.26.2021, ensure that the staff are screening the visitors prior to allowing them in the center. The staff took temperatures, but did not ask about COVID-19 symptoms or testing.
2021-06-22 2021-07-08 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Label all bottles with the child's name and the current date.
2021-06-22 2021-07-08 3A:52-6.4(i)
Children shall not use pacifiers with straps or other types of attachment devices.

Violation Observed: Cease the use of pacifier straps.
2021-06-22 2021-11-12 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: Submit to the OOL, a copy of the current completed Staff Records Checklist, including proof of orientation training.
2021-06-22 2021-11-12 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: Hire and submit to the OOL, credentials for the head teacher.

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Reviews

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LINDA Mar 29, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

WORST DAY CARE IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I DONT KNOW HOW KEARNY EDUCATION BORAD IS ALLOWING THIS DAYCARE TO STILL CONTINUE. THE OWNER DONNA McClure is always smoking in-front of the daycare, she is bad mouthed and calls the children as stupid. Teachers cannot speak English and the school is very very dirty. The child is not safe at this school any body walks into the school as the front door is always open and once my child ran outside the front door and saw the owner smoking and started asking me I also want to do that what miss. donna ia doing. PARENTS HAVE TAKEN THEIR CHILDREN AWAY FROM THIS DAY CARE OTHERWISE YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN HOW TO SMOKE, HOW TO CALL EVERYONE STUPID, HOW TO MAKE THE AREA DIRTY. KEEP YOUR CHILD AWAY FROM DONNA MCCLURE AND THIS DAY CARE CENTER. THERE ARE MANY OTHER GOOD DAYCARES PLEASE GO THERE. DONT PUT YOUR CHILD HERE

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