Kiddie Academy of Totowa - Totowa NJ Regular Child Care Center

80 COMMERCE WAY, TOTOWA NJ 07512
(973) 785-0417
1 Review

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: 16KID0004
  • Capacity: 135
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Nov 01, 2020
  • 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
2020-03-02 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: Based on a complaint, ensure the children are directly supervised at all times wherein a child in room 3 was playing in the utility closet and the staff were unaware.
2020-03-02 3A:52-5.3(a)(10) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all corrosive agents, insecticides, bleaches, detergents, polishes, any products under pressure in an aerosol spray can, and any toxic substance shall be stored in a locked cabinet or in an enclosure located in an area not accessible to the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure the utility closets are locked throughout the center.
2020-02-13 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: Based on a complaint, ensure there is enough staff to meet ratios in the afternoons in the center.
2020-02-13 3A:52-7.7(a)(3)(iv) Environmental sanitation requirements
The schedule for disinfecting shall be as follows: tables used by the children for eating shall be washed and disinfected before each meal.

Violation Observed: Ensure the bucket seat table is cleaned in room 2 before serving snack foods on top.
2020-02-13 2020-03-02 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: Ensure the children are directly supervised at all times in which two children left classroom 7 and went into classroom 6 and the staff member in classroom 7 was unaware that the children left the classroom.
2020-02-13 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(i) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water before intake of food.

Violation Observed: Ensure the children wash their hands before eating a snack. One child was on the floor with the staff member and the staff member put the child in the bucket seat table to eat a snack and the child's hands were not cleaned.
2020-02-13 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(i) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately before preparing or serving food.

Violation Observed: Ensure the staff wash their hands before serving snack. One staff member was on the floor with the children and served a snack without washing her hands.
2020-02-13 3A:52-4.3(b) Staff/child ratios and supervision
There shall be a minimum of two staff members accompanying children on any field trip, outing, or special event involving children away from the center, even when the appropriate staff/child ratios allow fewer than two staff members.

Violation Observed: Ensure there are at least two staff members in the center when more than 5 children are present in the afternoons.
2020-02-13 3A:52-6.2(a)(2) Program equipment for children's daily activities
The center shall provide a supply of age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program equipment including play equipment, child-size furniture and supplies that are non-toxic and safe for use by children in the age groups served.

Violation Observed: Replace the missing straps on the bucket seat table in classrooms 1 and 2.
2019-10-11 2019-10-11 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: 4. Based on information, ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center. A named staff left the classroom leaving one staff with 11 children, ages 18 months through 2.5 years.

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Reviews

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James May 22, 2015
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

The staff is loving and caring - and the educational component is a plus.

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