Hillcrest Elementary C.A.R.E. Program - Somerset NJ Regular Child Care Center

500 Franklin Blvd. , Somerset NJ 08873
(732) 873-2400

About the Provider

Description: Hillcrest Elementary C.A.R.E. Program is a Regular Child Care Center in Somerset NJ, with a maximum capacity of 80 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 6 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 171200275
  • Capacity: 80
  • Age Range: 6 - 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
2020-02-05 2020-02-13 3A:52-4.8(b) Orientation training
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: Provide the 6 hours of orientation training within the first two weeks of hire for 1 new staff member.
2019-12-18 2020-02-05 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: Ensure that a fire drill is conducted monthly for the AM program. The AM program has not conducted a fire drill for Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
2019-12-18 2020-02-05 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f): | Age Staff/Child Ratio | Under 18 months - 1:4 | 18 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:6 | 2 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:10 | 4 years - 1:12 | 5 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff/child ratios are maintained at all times. At the start of the program, There was 1 staff member with 25 students. then 5 minutes later there were 33 students with 2 staff. Then a few minutes later another staff member arrived at the program.
2019-12-18 2020-01-08 3A:52-5.3(l)(1)(i) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Emergency procedure requirements are as follows: the center shall prepare written emergency procedures delineating the location of the first aid kit and any additional first aid supplies.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the 1st aid kit has a thermometer.
2019-12-18 2020-01-23 3A:52-5.3(o)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
First aid requirements are as follows: at least two staff members who have current certified basic knowledge of first aid principles and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as defined by a recognized health organization (such as the American Red Cross), shall be in the center at all times when enrolled children are present.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the AM program has 2 staff who are trained in 1st aid/CPR.
2019-12-18 2020-01-23 3A:52-4.10(b)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
When the center applies for a new or renewal license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department the completed CARI consent forms for all staff members who are or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis. Within two weeks after a new staff member begins working at the center, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department a completed CARI consent form for the new staff member.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the CARI clearances are completed for 3 staff members.
2019-12-18 2019-12-23 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 that the CHRI clearances are completed for 3 staff members.
2019-12-18 3A:52-4.8(e) Orientation training
Directors shall complete staff development in understanding licensing regulations as provided by the Office of Licensing within 90 days of hire. Such staff development may be included in the required 20 hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(d).

Violation Observed: Ensure that the new AM director attends the Understanding Licensing workshop within 90 days.
2019-12-18 2019-12-23 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 that the parent signs the special care plan.
2019-12-18 2020-02-05 3A:52-7.6(a)(2) Injury to a child while in the center's care
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 the parents are notified immediately and documented when a child receives a head/facial injury.
2019-12-18 2020-01-08 3A:52-7.5(b)(7)(ii) 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 maintain on file a record of the following the name of the medication or health care procedure.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the program has the required medication as per special care plan. The Benedryl is missing.
2019-12-18 2020-02-05 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
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 staff checklist is completed for the AM program.
2019-12-18 2020-02-05 3A:52-4.6(b)(1) Staff qualifications
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: Provide documentation for the new AM director.
2019-12-18 2020-02-05 3A:52-4.6(d)(1) Staff qualifications
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: Provide documentation for the new program supervisor for the AM program.
2019-05-08 2019-09-05 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
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: Provide staff records checklist for AM staff or include on the same checklist as PM staff. include all current PM staff on checklist. | Missing CARI for 4 staff members. | Missing CHRI for 3 staff.

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