Meridian Early Childhood Education Center at JSUMC - Neptune NJ Regular Child Care Center

1945 Rt 33 MIDTOWN COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY S , NEPTUNE NJ 07753
(732) 776-4400

About the Provider

Description: Meridian Early Childhood Education Center at JSUMC is a Regular Child Care Center in NEPTUNE NJ, with a maximum capacity of 227 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 13MER0003
  • Capacity: 227
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 17, 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.)
  • Licensor: Sweta Patel (spatel@preventchildabusenj.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2023-02-24 3A:52-5.3(q)(3)(v)
Space and room requirements are as follows: Indoor space requirements for play rooms and sleep rooms are as follows the center shall identify all rooms of the center that have been approved by the Office of Licensing. This identification shall consist of numbers, letters, names or any other means of identification and shall be located either inside or directly outside each room.

Violation Observed: Post a diagram of all approved areas and ensure that all rooms approved for use by the children are labeled.
2023-02-24 2023-05-02 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 specifically during rest time and transition times. 4/11/2023: Ensure adequate supervision is maintained at times in Room 151 and 156. Ensure the babies in the cribs are directly supervised at all times.
2023-02-24 2023-05-02 3A:52-6.2(a)(1)
The center shall provide a supply of age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program equipment including play equipment, child-size furniture and supplies that are sufficient to meet the daily activity needs of the children and the program.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has an adequate supply of materials to meet the daily activity needs of the children and the program in all the rooms on the 1st floor. The center shall provide at least 5 areas of daily children's activities, including, but not limited to, language, science, math, manipulative, large muscle, building, drama, art or other comparable activities for 18 months and older, 18 months and younger shall have four areas of activities.
2023-02-24 2023-04-11 3A:52-6.3(a)(12)(ii)
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, the center shall ensure that these safety and sanitation practices are followed: sippy cups shall be labeled with the child’s name.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's sippy cup is labeled with the child's name.
2023-02-24 2023-05-02 3A:52-6.1(b)(2)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that children have opportunities to choose materials freely and materials are accessible at all times except during lunch and nap time.

Violation Observed: Ensure that materials are accessible to the children at all times, except during lunch and nap time.
2023-02-24 2023-04-11 3A:52-7.7(a)(1)(ii)
Disinfectants shall be used as follows: the center shall disinfect those items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3 with a solution that shall be a self-made solution consisting of one-quarter cup of household bleach to each gallon of water (one tablespoon per quart), which shall be prepared daily and placed in a labeled, sealed container.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center uses a self made solution of bleach and water made in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Ensure that a 2 step process is utilized at all times to properly disinfect services throughout the center.
2023-02-24 3A:52-4.8(a)(1)
Topics of orientation training shall include supervising and tracking all children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.3(a).

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually, including training on supervising and tracking children.
2023-02-24 3A:52-4.8(c)
The center shall ensure that all staff members who work at the center complete 12 hours of continuing staff development each year.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete 12 hours of staff development annually.
2023-02-24 2023-04-11 3A:52-5.3(l)(1)(iii)
Emergency procedure requirements are as follows: the center shall prepare written emergency procedures delineating an alternate indoor location that operates during the same operating hours as the center. The center shall

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center's evacuation procedures include an alternate indoor location that operates during the same operating hours as the center.
2023-02-24 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.
2023-02-24 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.
2023-02-24 3A:52-4.5(e)(8)
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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff working with children under 2.5 years of age have training specific to this age group initiated within 90 days of hire and completed within one year.
2023-02-24 2023-05-02 3A:52-5.3(a)(14)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all balconies, rooftops, verandas, and all floor levels used by children that are above the first floor and subject the children to an open drop or atrium shall be protected by barriers consisting of safety glass, Plexiglas, or any other materials approved by the Office of Licensing. Such barriers shall extend at least five feet above the floor level.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all balconies, rooftops, verandas and all floor levels used by children above the first floor that subject the children to an open drop have five foot barriers as required in the exit near outdoor play area leading up to the second floor stairwell.
2022-03-01 2022-03-02 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 the center's fire protective systems are operative at all times. At the time of the inspection the fire panel signaled trouble. A call to Siemans, the monitoring company, confirmed that a signal was received that morning at 1:08am.
2022-03-01 2022-05-17 3A:52-4.6(c)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the group teacher shall meet the requirements for experience and education

Violation Observed: Provide documentation of education and experience to credential 2 group teachers.

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