Highland Grove Child Care Center - Fords NJ Temporary Child Care Center

(732) 346-7174

About the Provider

Description: The Highland Grove Childcare Center offers a unique experience for the children of Woodbridge Township. Located at 70 Highland Terrace in Fords, we are tucked right in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood allowing your child to grow in a comfortable and familiar environment. Highland Grove offers a variety of programs to best meet the needs of your family. For the younger children ages 3 and 4, we have a dynamic and educational Preschool program. We also offer a Kindergarten Extended Day (KED) program to enrich your child’s Kindergarten learning experience. Both of these programs are conveniently offered in both AM and PM sessions.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 140800291
  • Capacity: 38
  • 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 Summary
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-7.5(b)(10) Administration and control of prescription and non-prescription medicines and health care procedures
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 center maintains special care plans and all required medication for children in center.
2019-10-04 2020-06-12 3A:52-4.10(a)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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 CARI checks are completed as required for all staff.
2019-10-04 2020-08-13 3A:52-4.11(a)(1) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
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 CHRI checks are completed as required for all staff.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-6.3(a)(12)(ii) Food and nutrition
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, the center shall ensure that these safety and sanitation practices are followed: sippy cups shall be labeled with the child’s name.

Violation Observed: Label sippy cups in Room 1.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-7.6(b)(1) Injury to a child while in the center's care
The center shall maintain on file a written record of each incident resulting in an injury as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.6(a). These records shall include the following: the name of the injured child.

Violation Observed: Maintain an accident log that includes type of notification and time of notifying parents.
2019-10-04 2020-04-20 3A:52-4.8(a)(1) Orientation training
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 annual orientation training for all current staff.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-5.3(n)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Conduct and document monthly fire drills for all sessions provided at the center.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-5.3(c)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Lighting requirements are as follows: all fluorescent tubes and incandescent light bulbs shall have protective covers or shields.

Violation Observed: Provide protective covers for electrical outlets in Room 1.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-5.3(b)(7) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Repair slide in Play Area.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-5.3(a)(19) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Test for the presence of radon gas and post results in a prominent location.
2019-10-04 2020-01-14 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(ii) Staff responsibilities
The director or his or her designee(s) shall be on the premises at all times when the center is operating and the designee shall complete staff development in understanding licensing rules as provided by the Office.

Violation Observed: Ensure director designee completes staff development in Understanding Licensing.
2019-10-04 2020-01-09 3A:52-5.2(c) State, county and municipal government physical facility requirements
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: Maintain a current health certificate.

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