Kiddie Kampus Child Care Center - Caldwell NJ Regular Child Care Center

108 BLOOMFIELD AVE , CALDWELL NJ 07006
(973) 226-1244
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Kiddie Kampus Child Care Center has been created with the guiding philosophy that children are smaller people with all the frailties, fears, emotions and talents that make them each unique individuals.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 07KID0003
  • Capacity: 45
  • Age Range: 0 - 6 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: 2025-05-05
  • 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
2023-06-06 2023-08-11 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. There were 23 children, ranging in ages from 3-5 years old, in Classroom #4 being supervised by 1 staff member when 2 staff members were required.
2023-06-06 2023-06-30 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center operates within its licensed capacity at all times. There were 52 children present at the center when the center's licensed capacity permits for 45 children to be present at any given time.
2023-06-06 2023-06-30 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)(ii)
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center allow more children in attendance than the licensed room capacity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center complies with the licensed capacity of the classrooms at all times throughout the center. The center exceeded the licensed room capacities in all classrooms throughout the center.
2023-06-06 2023-08-11 3A:52-4.6(a)
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 center completes and maintains on file an updated Staff Records Checklist designated by OOL. Obtain and maintain on file at the center all documents listed on the staff records checklist, specifically, the signed employment applications, criminal disclosure statements, signed proof of receipt of policies, Mantoux test results, and medical clearances for all newly hired staff members.
2023-06-06 2023-08-11 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
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 newly hired staff members within two weeks of hire.
2023-06-06 3A:52-4.11(a)(1)
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 1 staff member completes a CHRI background check as required.
2023-06-06 2023-08-16 3A:52-4.8(a)(1)
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: Ensure that all staff members complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually, including training on supervising and tracking children.
2023-06-06 3A:52-4.8(c)
The center shall ensure that all staff members who work at the center complete 12 hours of continuing staff development each year.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff members complete 12 hours of staff development annually.
2023-06-06 3A:52-4.8(d)(1)
In lieu of the child care staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(b), the director, head teacher(s), group teacher(s), and program supervisor(s) shall each complete 20 hours of staff development each year. Recommended topics of training for these staff include educational and physical activity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all credentialed staff members complete 20 hours of staff development annually.
2023-06-06 2023-08-11 3A:52-6.8(a)(1)
The center shall complete and maintain on file for each enrolled child a Children’s Records Checklist, signed by the director, sponsor, or sponsor representative and designated by the Office of Licensing, indicating that the center has obtained documentation of the child's name, address, birth date, and date of enrollment.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center completes and maintains on file a children's records checklist, including the child's name, address, birth date and date of enrollment. Obtain and maintain on file at the center all documents listed on the children's records checklist, specifically, the signed enrollment applications, health care provider's information, signed proof of receipt of policies, signed authorization from the parent(s) for emergency medical treatment, and a record of the parent's statement concerning the child's health.
2023-06-06 3A:52-7.3(a)(2)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: for each child not enrolled in a public or private school, upon admission, the center shall maintain on file at the center a Universal Child Health Record (Department of Health Form CH-14) or its equivalent, updated annually, along with an immunization record, and a special care plan, if applicable. A 30-day grace period is permitted in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.5(e)

Violation Observed: Ensure that a Universal Health Record is completed upon enrollment and updated annually, including the immunization records and special care plans as required.
2023-06-06 2023-06-30 3A:52-7.5(b)(10)
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 asthma inhaler belonging to 1 child in Classroom #4 is stored in the original box with the child's name and prescription and is accompanied by a special care plan.
2023-06-06 2023-08-11 3A:52-3.4(a)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall secure comprehensive general liability insurance coverage for the center and shall maintain on file a copy of the insurance policy or documentation of current insurance coverage.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy and maintains the documentation on file.
2023-06-06 2023-06-30 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. Although the center's fire panel presently displays a “NORMAL” reading, there is a consistent beeping sound reverberating at the front of the center. Take the necessary actions to identify its source and eliminate the beeping sound.
2023-06-06 2023-08-11 3A:52-5.2(a)(8)
The center shall obtain a Life Hazard Use Registration certificate applicable to the center’s licensed capacity and ages served pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. The center shall post this document in a prominent location within the center.

Violation Observed: Provide a current life/hazard use registration certificate applicable to the center's licensed capacity and ages served.

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Reviews

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Melissa K. 2021-07-18 15:22:52
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I have to disagree with the other review. Fantastic school overall. The loving, caring staff was with my son all 4 years he attended. There is no 'front desk clerk' as there is no front desk. The staff greets you immediately at the door. Our experience has been nothing but wonderful and I highly recommend this preschool to all families.

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Parent 2016-02-13 01:20:18
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I found the teachers at this school very cold. I felt like they couldn't be bothered, even when I had important information to relate about my child.
I also found the high turnover rate for staff a bit alarming. There was a new face in the classroom almost every day.
The school itself is located on a very busy street; two lanes each direction, traffic lights, bus stops, etc. The play area (although fenced-in) is still adjacent to the main road. I definitely did not feel comfortable when they paraded all the children on the sidewalk of Bloomfield Ave and through the building parking lot for Halloween. Not smart.
Lastly, the front desk clerk is terrible with children and unfortunately I have seen her jump in to help out the understaffed classrooms.
I would not recommend this school.

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