Whippany KinderCare - Whippany NJ Regular Child Care Center

45 WHIPPANY RD , WHIPPANY NJ 07981
(973) 428-3724

About the Provider

Description: Thank you for your interest in Whippany KinderCare! We look forward to supporting your journey into education with our professionally trained and qualified staff members. We invite you to visit our center by scheduling a Center Tour! Please call the center at anytime for more information. :)

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 14KIN0010
  • Capacity: 181
  • 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
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jun 03, 2025
  • 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
2023-07-06 2023-08-14 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.
2023-07-06 2023-08-14 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. One staff needs a clearance.
2023-07-06 2023-08-14 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. One staff needs a clearance.
2023-03-21 2023-03-21 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. Base on information, provide Corrective Action Plan to DCF as required.
2023-03-21 2023-03-21 3A:52-4.8(g)(1)
The center shall maintain on file documentation of the date, time, topic, presenter, and attendance for all staff development and orientation completed by center staff members. For staff development provided by the center, the center shall maintain on file documentation or a copy of all staff development materials used.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually and that documentation or a copy of all materials used are maintained on file at the center. Based on information, retrain all staff on ensuring that toxic substances are inaccessible to the children at all times.
2023-03-21 2023-03-21 3A:52-5.3(a)(10)
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 that all toxic substances are inaccessible to the children. Based on information, ensure that toxic substances are inaccessible to the children at all times throughout the center. Two named staff children sustained chemical burns due to an exposure of a chemical cleaner.
2023-03-21 2023-04-27 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 illuminated exit signs and emergency lighting are operable at all times throughout the center. Ensure emergency light #6 is fully operational. It made a buzzing noise and had dull lighting.
2023-03-21 2023-04-27 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. The center did not conduct a drill in February and not one in March as of yet.
2023-03-21 2023-04-27 3A:52-5.3(a)(16)(i)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: walls shall be painted or otherwise covered whenever there is evidence of excessive peeling or chipped paint.

Violation Observed: Repair and/or paint the walls and other surfaces as required. There is chipped paint on the hallway walls and doors of the infant/toddler wing and some in the preschool wing.
2023-03-21 2023-04-27 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. In Toddler A/B ensure food is not placed on the diaper changing tables.
2023-03-21 2023-04-27 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(ii)(2)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: diapering requirements for centers serving children who are not toilet trained are as follows, diapering area and surface requirements are as follows, the diapering area shall be within 15 feet of a sink that is not used for food preparation.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the diapering area is within 15 feet of a sink that is not used for food preparation. In Toddler A/B ensure the diaper changing sink is used after diapering and the other sink in the room is used for food.
2022-12-01 2022-12-06 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate procedures for incidents are adhered to at all times throughout the center, including recognizing and reporting possible incidents of child abuse and neglect.Based on information, provide a Corrective Action Plan to DCF as required.
2022-12-01 2022-12-06 3A:52-7.6(a)(2)
The center shall take immediate necessary action to protect the child from further harm and shall immediately notify the child's parent(s) when a child sustains a head or facial injury, including when a child bumps his or her head.

Violation Observed: Ensure that parents are notified immediately when a child sustains a head or facial injury, including when a child bumps his or her head.Based on information, ensure that parents are notified immediately of head injuries occurring at the center as required.
2022-12-01 2022-12-06 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 that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually, including understanding center operations, policies and procedures.Based on information, retrain all staff on notifying parents immediately of head injuries occurring at the center.Provide proof of training for all staff and ensure that the documentation shows date of training, materials used and obtain all staff signatures.
2022-05-12 2022-07-18 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(ii)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: diapering requirements for centers serving children who are not toilet trained are as follows, diapering area and surface requirements are as follows, the diapering surface shall be flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent, and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Ensure that diapering surfaces are flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent and in good repair: thoroughly clean the diaper changing pad and changing table surface in Toddlers 2 classroom.

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