The Goddard School - Somerset NJ Regular Child Care Center

149 Pierce Street , Somerset NJ 08873
(732) 366-1010

About the Provider

Description: The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 150800071
  • Capacity: 202
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: infant, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, before- & after-school; summer camp
  • Current License Expiration Date: Oct 29, 2021
  • 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
2020-02-24 2020-08-19 3A:52-5.3(a)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Clean the microwave in room 4.
2020-02-24 2020-04-20 3A:52-5.3(o)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 2 staff members are trained in 1st aid/CPR and are at the center at all times.
2020-02-24 2020-08-20 3A:52-4.11(a)(1) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
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 the 5 new staff complete the CHRI clearance.
2020-02-24 2020-08-19 3A:52-4.10(a)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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 the 8 new staff complete the CARI clearance.
2020-02-24 2020-08-19 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1) Food and nutrition
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the bottle is labeled with the child's name and date in room 2.
2020-02-24 2020-04-20 3A:52-5.3(n)(3)(ii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: the center shall maintain on file a record of each fire drill, as specified in the NJUFC, which record shall include the weather condition at the time of evacuation.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center documents the weather conditions for the fire drill.
2020-02-24 2020-04-20 3A:52-5.3(n)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 children go outdoors for the fire drill and not into the multipurpose room.
2020-02-24 2020-08-19 3A:52-4.8(e) Orientation training
Directors shall complete staff development in understanding licensing regulations as provided by the Office of Licensing within 90 days of hire. Such staff development may be included in the required 20 hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(d).

Violation Observed: Ensure that the new director completes Understanding Licensing Workshop within 90 days of hire.
2020-02-24 2020-04-20 3A:52-4.8(b) Orientation training
Orientation training as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(a) may be included for six of the required hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(c) and (d).

Violation Observed: Ensure that the new staff complete the 6 hours of orientation within the first 2 weeks of hire.
2020-02-24 2020-04-20 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).

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff checklist is current.
2020-02-24 2020-08-19 3A:52-7.7(e)(1)(iv) Environmental sanitation requirements
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: in addition to the items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3, the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use, toys mouthed by infants and toddlers before being given to another child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the toys mouthed by the infant age children are washed and disinfected after each use in room 2.
2020-02-24 2020-08-19 3A:52-6.4(f) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
When cribs, playpens, cots, mats or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment are stored with sheets, blankets, or other coverings as single units, at least one item of each unit shall be labeled with child-identifying information.

Violation Observed: Label the cots in room 4.
2020-02-24 2020-04-09 3A:52-3.4(a) Comprehensive general liability insurance
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: Provide a current liability insurance form.
2019-12-16 2020-01-29 3A:52-4.6(c)(3) Staff qualifications
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the group teacher shall meet the requirements for experience and education

Violation Observed: Provide credentials for 1 group teacher.
2019-11-18 2019-12-16 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.

Violation Observed: 1. Based on information, retrain all staff on the center's policies and procedures for the safe and appropriate ways to pick up children.

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