Loving & Learning Christian Childcare Center, Inc. - Oak Ridge NJ Regular Child Care Center

5669 BERKSHIRE VALLEY RD , OAK RIDGE NJ 07438
(973) 208-8540
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Loving and Learning Christian Childcare is a small, family owned and operated childcare business in Oak Ridge, NJ. We pride ourselves in offering the highest curriculum standards while maintaining a warm and loving atmosphere. We strive to encourage each child in the development of social/emotional skills, cognitive abilities and Christian values. This will enable children to become independent, responsible and caring individuals who can make decisions for themselves. To accomplish this, we provide a warm, stable and family-like environment, where children receive the love and support they need in order to reach their full potential. The core of our program is derived from Christian values which emphasize love, trust and respect in the classroom on a daily basis. In this way, not only do children learn Christian values, but also build a foundation for their future personal and academic growth.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 14LOV0001
  • Capacity: 30
  • Age Range: 0 - 6 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Dec 08, 2024
  • 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
2023-07-17 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(i)
The director or his or her designee(s) shall be on the premises at all times when the center is operating and the designee shall not have full-time classroom responsibilities during the times when the director is not present at the center.

Violation Observed: Designate a director designee for whenever the director is not present at the center and ensure that the director designee does not have full-time classroom responsibilities during the times the director is not at the center. Additionally, the Director Designee on record was not present at the center and staff did not know who was in charge of the center.
2023-07-17 3A:52-6.4(a)(4)(iii)
For early childhood programs, the center shall provide opportunities for daily rest and sleep as follows: for children over the age of 18 months and under the age of four years, the center shall provide an alternative quiet activity for each child who has rested or slept for 30 minutes and does not appear to need additional rest or sleep.

Violation Observed: Provide alternative quiet activities for children who have rested or slept for 30 minutes and do not appear to need additional rest or sleep. For children ages 4 years and older, rest is not required. If older children rest but do not sleep, they must resume activity after 30 minutes and must not remain on a cot for the entirety of the center's nap time.
2023-06-20 2023-07-17 3A:52-4.3(a)
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. Five sleeping toddlers were unsupervised as no staff were in the room.
2023-06-20 2023-07-17 3A:52-4.3(d)(1)
At least one staff member shall be physically present in the room or area in which children are napping and shall be able to summon other staff members without leaving the room or area.

Violation Observed: Ensure that there is at least one staff is physically present in the room or area where children are napping.
2023-06-02 2023-07-17 3A:52-6.6(e)(1)
The center shall maintain on file a written policy on the disciplining of children by staff members. The policy shall reflect the provisions specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.6(a) through (c) and include the acceptable actions that a staff member may take when disciplining a child (that is, discussion with the child, time-out, etc.).

Violation Observed: Prepare a discipline policy that includes the acceptable actions staff members may take when disciplining a child.
2023-06-02 3A:52-6.6(e)(2)
The center shall maintain on file a written policy on the disciplining of children by staff members. The policy shall be distributed to every staff member.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff are provided a copy of the center's discipline policy.
2023-06-02 3A:52-6.6(f)
The center shall secure and maintain on file each staff member's signature, attesting to receipt of the policy on the disciplining of children by staff members.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff signatures attesting to the receipt of the center's discipline policy are maintained on file.
2023-06-02 2023-07-17 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1)
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 each child's bottle is labeled with the child's name and date.
2023-06-02 3A:52-7.9(a)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the center shall maintain on file a log of the initial illnesses, symptoms of illness, or diseases that are exhibited by each child while in the center’s care, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1(c) and (d). This illness log shall include

Violation Observed: Maintain an illness log on file at the center and ensure that it contains all of the required components.
2023-06-02 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(1)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall designate individuals with the authority and responsibility to develop and implement written policies and procedures for the operation of the center, including a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility and communication.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility and communication.
2023-06-02 3A:52-4.7(a)(1)
The center shall meet the following requirements for orientation training: the center shall ensure that all newly-hired staff receive orientation training within two weeks of hire and that no individual is left alone to supervise a child or group of children until orientation training is completed.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who have not completed the required orientation training are directly supervised by another staff member.
2023-06-02 3A:52-4.10(b)(2)
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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who do not have a completed CARI background check are directly supervised by another staff member who has completed orientation training and has cleared background clearances.
2023-06-02 3A:52-4.11(b)(2)
When the center applies for a new license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall ensure that each staff member at least 18 years of age who is or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis completes the CHRI fingerprinting process specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.11(a). Until the center receives the results of the CHRI background check for a new staff member from the Department of Human Services, the center shall ensure oversight of that person by another staff member and ensure that the person is not alone to supervise a child or group of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who do not have a completed CHRI background check are directly supervised by another staff member who has completed orientation training and has cleared background clearances.
2023-06-02 3A:52-4.5(e)(2)(ii)
For early childhood programs the head teacher shall be scheduled to plan, discuss and observe the implementation of program activities by staff members for all groups of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the head teacher is able to spend time in each classroom in order to plan, discuss and observe the implementation of the program.
2023-06-02 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.

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Reviews

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Sbolzan Sep 04, 2013

Both of my children went/ go there they turned out very well rounded and learned a lot. The place is very clean I have never heard of any issue with Loving and Learning. My kids are 12 & 5 very highly recommended.

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