Ken Shirk Child Care Center - Edison NJ Temporary Child Care Center

(732) 287-1131

About the Provider

Description: Ken Shirk Childcare Center is on Old Post Road in Edison. The Center has been open for 16 years, serving children ages 6 weeks - 5 yrs and a summer camp program for children 5-11 years of age. The childcare center can accomodate up to 60 children. We provide 2 healthy snacks a day and a curriculum that is age appropriate, interesting as well as challenging. We are proud to be building strong kids, strong families and strong communities in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere of learning through play.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 12KEN0001
  • Capacity: 97
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jan 02, 2022
  • 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.)
  • Licensor: Jocelyn Baker (

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2019-09-05 2019-09-05 3A:52-6.6(a)(1) Discipline
The methods of guidance and discipline used shall: be positive.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. A named staff grabbed a named child by both wrists and physically escorted him from the cafeteria when the child was not being compliant with lining up.
2019-09-05 2019-11-12 3A:52-4.8(a)(7) Orientation training
Topics of orientation training shall include implementing the center's statement of policy on the disciplining of children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.6.

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on the center's discipline policy.
2019-07-26 2019-09-05 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: Label all the classrooms.
2019-07-23 2020-01-28 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.
2019-07-23 2020-01-28 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.
2019-07-23 2020-01-28 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(i) 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 not have full-time classroom responsibilities during the times when the director is not present at the center.
2019-07-23 2019-09-05 3A:52-5.3(a)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: floors, carpeting, walls, window coverings, ceilings, and other surfaces shall be kept clean and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Repair all of the rusty bathroom dividers throughout the center.
2019-07-23 2019-09-05 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: Staff in the toddler were unaware of the amount of children present.

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