Learn and Play Academy - Highland Lakes NJ Temporary Child Care Center

(973) 764-8800

About the Provider

Description: Childcare Center for ages 6 weeks-5 years old and K-6th before and after school care with Summer Camp. Open 6:30am-6:30pm

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 19LEA0002
  • Capacity: 44
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • 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
2019-08-13 2020-02-21 3A:52-5.3(b)(7) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Repair or replace the turf covering on the playground. A hole was observed near the rear slide and there is a tear in the seam near the rear of the playground. Repair, replace or remove the surfacing tiles in the riding toy area of the playground. Tiles are loose, missing and in disrepair.
2019-07-08 2019-09-24 3A:52-2.1(b) Application for a license
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.
2019-07-08 2019-11-04 3A:52-4.10(b)(2) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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.
2019-07-08 3A:52-4.5(e)(8) Staff responsibilities
For early childhood programs all staff that work with children under 2 1/2 years of age shall have training specific to this age group, which may include, but is not limited to, the New Jersey Infant/Toddler Credential administered through Professional Impact NJ, the Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, or other trainings specifically related to the care of infants and toddlers. Each employee shall initiate this training within 90 days and complete it within one year.
2019-07-08 2020-05-04 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
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).
2019-07-08 3A:52-4.8(a)(2) Orientation training
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.
2019-07-08 2020-02-21 3A:52-5.3(b)(6) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: centers that provide outdoor space shall maintain all fencing in proper condition.
2019-07-08 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(iii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Environmental condition precautions are as follows: at the time of the initial application, any renewal application, relocation of an existing licensed center and, in the discretion of the Office of Licensing, any other time, the applicant or facility operator shall certify in writing that the center provides a potable water supply provided by a public community water system. If the facility or site is not provided a potable water supply by a public community water system, the applicant shall provide potable water sampling results demonstrating compliance with maximum contaminant levels for all contaminants required to be tested pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:10-5 for public non-transient, non-community (NTNC) water systems, including radiological contaminants, regardless of whether they meet the definition of NTNC systems as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:10-1.3. This sampling shall have been conducted within three years of the date of application submission, except nitrates and coliform, for which the sampling shall have been conducted within 90 days of submitting the application.
2019-07-08 2019-11-04 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)(i)(2) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
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 https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety- 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 clean, snugly fitting sheet.
2019-07-08 2020-01-06 3A:52-7.7(b)(2) Environmental sanitation requirements
Centers that maintain outside sandboxes or play areas containing sand shall ensure that the sand is maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.

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