Kiddie Academy of Brick - Brick NJ Temporary Child Care Center

(732) 262-3600

About the Provider

Description: At Kiddie Academy, we continuously deliver the highest-quality child day care possible. It's something we're passionate about. It is this passion that has given us a leadership position in education-based child care for more than 30 years. And it's what drives us to positively shape the lives of children, families and communities everywhere.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 15TUT0001
  • Capacity: 180
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Aug 12, 2024
  • 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: Jennifer Riche (

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2023-07-06 3A:52-5.3(a)(2)
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: Ensure the sink and plumbing in room 9 is free of rust.
2023-07-06 2023-08-07 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)(i)(1)
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children 12 months of age and younger, the center shall provide for each child a crib, that complies with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Federal Safety Standards for Full- Size and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs; 16 CFR 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at Education-Centers/cribs , playpen, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirement that each crib or playpen shall be equipped with a firm, waterproof, snugly fitting mattress.

Violation Observed: Ensure crib sheets in room 3 are snuggly fitting.
2023-05-25 2023-07-31 3A:52-4.8(a)(2)
Topics of orientation training shall include understanding center operations, policies and procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5(b)3.

Violation Observed: Ensure all staff are retrained from an outside source on positive guidance and discipline including age and developmentally appropriate staff expectations and interactions with children.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 3A:52-4.10(b)(2)
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. Until the results of the CARI background check for a new staff member have been received from the Department, the center shall ensure oversight of the new staff member by another staff member, and ensure that person is not left alone to supervise a child or group of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who do not have a completed CARI and CHRI background check are directly supervised by another staff member. A therapist was observed walking a child through the hallways unsupervised.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 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. In room 2, staff stated that they had 11 children but 12 children were present.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 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: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center. In room 1, there was 1 staff present with 18, four and five year old's when 2 staff were needed. In room 2, there was 1 staff with 12 children ages three and four years old when 2 staff were needed.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 3A:52-5.3(b)(6)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: centers that provide outdoor space shall maintain all fencing in proper condition.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the fence surrounding the outdoor play area is maintained in good condition. The front section of fence surrounding the smaller enclosed playground area needs to be re-attached to the post and the broken latch on the gate needs to be repaired.
2023-05-22 2023-05-22 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's fire protective systems are operative at all times. The center was having work done on the sprinkler system causing the fire panel to be shut down. Abated during the time of inspection. The sprinkler work was completed and the fire panel was back in full operation.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 3A:52-6.6(a)(1)
The methods of guidance and discipline used shall: be positive.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. Staff in rooms 4, 5, and 2 need to ensure that they are using methods of guidance and discipline that are positive. Staff were very loudly, and in angry tone, yelling at children to "go to bed", "sit down", "stop" and "get in line" over and over.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 3A:52-2.1(b)
A person applying for an initial license or renewal license to operate a center or relocation of a center shall submit a completed application to the Office of Licensing at least 45 days prior to the anticipated opening of the center or to the expiration of its existing regular license.

Violation Observed: Complete and submit a DCF Renewal Attestation and all required documents.
2023-05-22 2023-08-17 3A:52-6.3(a)(4)
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, if the center provides food, the center shall ensure that the food is stored, prepared, and served in a sanitary manner.

Violation Observed: Ensure that food provided by the center is stored, prepared and served in a sanitary manner. 5-22-23: Counter tops next to the sinks need to be properly cleaned as they were heavily soiled. 5-22-23: Dishes from each meal need to be cleaned and not left in the sink. Lunch was being prepared and served, and soiled dishes from breakfast several hours ago, were sitting in the sink. 7-6-23: The kitchen counters and food prep surfaces needs to be properly cleaned as staff indicated surfaces are being cleaned with Windex or soap and water only and only disinfected once a week. 8-7-23: Ensure dishes from the day before are washed and not left in the sink.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 3A:52-6.1(f)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.1(b) shall prepare and maintain on file a written outline of the center's daily activities, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.1(a) through (d) and (g) and (h).

Violation Observed: Based on complaint #22131, ensure that the center is feeding children in accordance with the center's daily schedule.
2023-05-22 2023-07-06 3A:52-4.3(a)
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: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. In room 5, children were sitting at the table eating each other's food and one child pushed another to the floor without staff intervening.
2023-05-11 2023-07-06 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: Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the children served. The center's needs to cease construction work while children are present in the building. Two unaccompanied men entered the center through the outdoor play space and went into the building where they were doing construction work in room 9. 5-22-23: Ensure construction is not taking place at the center while children are present. Work was being done on the center's sprinkler system in room 9, causing the system and fire panel to be in operable while construction was being done.
2023-05-11 2023-05-22 3A:52-5.3(q)(1)(ii)
Space and room requirements are as follows: all space and rooms within the center to be used by children shall be inspected and approved by the Office of Licensing prior to their use. In making its determination, the Office of Licensing shall consider whether the space is too far removed, remote, or isolated from other areas of the center to be used by children. rooms or areas of the center that are not Office of Licensing-approved for use by children shall be made inaccessible to children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that unapproved space is inaccessible to the children at all times. There were 3 children sitting in the front office at the time of inspection, as per center administration, the center was short staffed and these children put the room out of ratio.

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