KinderCare at Middletown - Belford NJ Regular Child Care Center

245 LEONARDVILLE RD , BELFORD NJ 07718
(732) 787-7000

About the Provider

Description:

Our experts designed our classrooms - and every activity and lesson - to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Angela Nelson, Center Director

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 13KIN0006
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Infant Programs, Toddler Programs, Discovery Preschool Programs, Preschool Programs, Prekindergarten Programs, Private Kindergarten Programs, Before and After School Programs, Summer Programs
  • 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
2022-07-05 2022-07-05 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 all exits and egress areas are unobstructed and that the emergency exit doors are easily operable. Hallway exit was partially blocked by a table and chair.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 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 5, there were 13 children under 2.5 years old with 2 staff, wherein 3 staff were needed to maintain ratio.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 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 a Staff Records Checklist designated by OOL.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 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 all staff, the sponsor and/or the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required. Center is missing 5 CHRIs.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 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 staff within two weeks of hire. Center is missing 3 CARIs.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-6.4(g)(2)
When sheets, blankets and other coverings are not stored with sleeping equipment, each of these items shall be stored separately for each child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's bedding is stored separately. Cots in rooms 3 and 5 had bedding touching other bedding while the cots were stacked.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 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 that the toilet paper dispenser in room 1 is kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(a)(15)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: ventilation outlets shall be clean and free from obstructions, and filters shall be replaced when saturated.

Violation Observed: Maintain all mechanical ventilation units throughout the center in a clean and sanitary condition.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(a)(5)(ii)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: garbage receptacles shall be covered in a secure manner.

Violation Observed: Ensure that garbage receptacles are maintained as required, including being covered securely.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(a)(5)(iv)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: garbage receptacles shall be maintained in a sanitary manner.

Violation Observed: Ensure that garbage receptacles are maintained in a sanitary manner.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(a)(9)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: toilets, wash basins, kitchen sinks, and other plumbing shall be maintained in good operating and sanitary condition.

Violation Observed: Replace missing toilet caps on the toilets in room 3.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(l)(4)
Emergency procedure requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct two lockdown drills per year and maintain on file a record of each lockdown drill. The center shall ensure that lockdown drills are conducted during each session provided at the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center conducts at least two lockdown drills per year during each session provided at the center and maintains records of the drills on file.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(n)(1)
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct fire drills at least once a month, as specified in the NJUFC. The center shall ensure that fire drills are conducted during each session provided at the center and that one fire drill per year is conducted during nap time, if applicable.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center conducts fire drills at least once per month during each session provided at the center, including one fire drill annually that is conducted during nap time.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(o)(1)
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. Center needs to provide CPR certification for closing staff.
2022-07-05 2022-08-03 3A:52-5.3(b)(7)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall comply with the Playground Safety Subcode of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-11.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all playground equipment meets public playground design standards (ASTM F-1487). Remove the seesaws from the playground.

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