IndigoKid Montessori School - Fair Lawn NJ Temporary Child Care Center

13-01 Pollitt Drive , Fair Lawn NJ 07410

About the Provider


Bilingual Montessori School Russian-speaking educational and sensory classes for kids

Билингвальный детский сад (русский и английский). Развивающие занятия для малышей и их родителей

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 190200094
  • Capacity: 46
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Before and After School
  • Current License Expiration Date: Feb 03, 2023
  • 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
2021-11-18 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 that CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire. CARI required for 1 named staff person
2021-11-18 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 all staff, the sponsor and/or the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required. CHRI for 2 named staff
2021-11-18 3A:52-7.9(a)(1) Illness log for early childhood programs
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the center shall maintain on file a log of the initial illnesses, symptoms of illness, or diseases that are exhibited by each child while in the center’s care, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1(c) and (d). This illness log shall include

Violation Observed: Maintain an illness log on file at the center and ensure that it contains all of the required components. Ensure center completes and maintains illness log.
2021-11-18 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 at least two staff have current first aid and CPR certifications and are present at all times at the center. Submit cards to demonstrate that there are always two staff on site with valid certification.
2021-08-12 2021-11-18 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 staff ensure that all COVID positive cases are reported to OOL in a timely manner. The center had multiples positive cases that led to the center deciding to close the facility for an extended period and OOL was not informed of the cases nor the closure. Submit action plan to OOL which reflects understanding of the regulation that all cases must be reported not only the local health department but to OOL as well in a timely manner.
2021-05-21 2021-11-18 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: Retrain staff on appropriate and accurate tracking protocols and procedures. Submit retraining document with staff signatures to OOL.
2021-05-21 2021-11-18 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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, on the day of the inspection a staff person was observed without a mask while on the playground with children. When the staff person was questioned why she did not have her mask she said she forgot it inside the building. Ensure staff where their mask at all times while working with children. Ensure staff do not remove their masks while working as required and to not "forget" them.
2021-05-21 2021-11-18 3A:52-4.3(a) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: On the day of the inspection observation indicated that a child walked away from his class while they were walking to the bathroom and staff did not notice. Ensure children are adequately supervised at all times.
2021-05-21 2021-11-18 3A:52-4.3(a)(1) Staff/child ratios and supervision
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: On the day of the inspection when the staff were asked how many children they had in their care they responded by stating that another staff person should be asked. Then they needed to count the children to verify the correct number, and then when the number did not match with what they stated they had to search for the children where they were found in and behind the playhouse. Ensure staff are aware of how many children are in their care at all times without needing to count or search.
2020-02-03 2021-05-21 3A:52-5.4(a)(3) Additional physical plant requirements for early childhood programs
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and all doors and windows used for natural ventilation shall be provided with insect screening.

Violation Observed: Ensure screens used for ventilation are equipped with screens.
2020-02-03 2021-05-21 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 there is a fully stocked kit and a manual on site at all times.
2020-02-03 2021-05-21 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: Ensure the incandescent light bulb in the lamp in room 3 is shatterproof.
2020-02-03 2021-11-18 3A:52-5.3(a)(11) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all windows and other glass surfaces that are not made of safety glass and that are located within 36 inches above the floor shall have protective guards.

Violation Observed: Ensure the glass in the cabinet in room 1 is made of shatterproof glass. Submit documentation when glass has been changed.
2020-02-03 2021-05-21 3A:52-5.3(q)(3)(v) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: Indoor space requirements for play rooms and sleep rooms are as follows the center shall identify all rooms of the center that have been approved by the Office of Licensing. This identification shall consist of numbers, letters, names or any other means of identification and shall be located either inside or directly outside each room.

Violation Observed: Ensure the center creates a floor plan with room identifications with egress routes and the location of the playground. Ensure this diagram is posted and a copy is submitted to OOL.
2020-02-03 2021-05-21 3A:52-5.3(p) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Play equipment, materials, and furniture for indoor and outdoor use shall be of sturdy and safe construction, non-toxic, free of hazards, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The center may not use play equipment intended for outdoor use indoors.

Violation Observed: Ensure that egress doors are equipped with panic bars.

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