Meridian Early Childhood Education Center at Ocean Medical Center - Brick NJ Temporary Child Care Center

980 RT. 70 , BRICK NJ 08724
(732) 206-8090

About the Provider

Description: Meridian Early Childhood Education Center at Ocean Medical Center is a Temporary Child Care Center in BRICK NJ, with a maximum capacity of 75 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: 15MER0002
  • Capacity: 75
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Feb 06, 2023
  • 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
2021-08-11 2021-09-20 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Per updated COVID-19 Standards – Child Care Centers, issued 5.26.2021, ensure that comingling occurs when the following applies: 1. Total attendance is substantially decreased (e.g. the last hour of operation), 2. comingling is limited to sibling/household member groups | and 3. social distancing of at least 6ft is strictly observed, and mask use for children over the age of two is required, subject to medical limitations |
2021-07-14 2021-11-29 3A:52-4.10(b)(1) 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. Within two weeks after a new staff member begins working at the center, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department a completed CARI consent form for the new staff member.

Violation Observed: Submit Renewal CARI background checks for the center's sponsor and 2 staff. | 8/16/2021 1 Staff CARI needed
2021-07-14 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: Submit to OOL, the center's currency liability insurance policy.
2021-07-14 2022-10-06 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: Submit CHRI background checks for the center's sponsor and 2 staff. | 8/16/2021 1 staff CHRI needed
2021-07-14 2021-08-16 3A:52-7.9(a)(1) Illness log for early childhood programs
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: Submit to OOL, the center's illness log.
2021-07-14 2021-08-16 3A:52-7.11(a)(1) Information to parents regarding the management of communicable diseases
Each center shall develop a written policy on the management of communicable diseases. This policy shall include the following: the list of illnesses and symptoms of illness for which a child will be separated from the group and possibly sent home, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1©.

Violation Observed: Develop and submit to OOL, the center's policy for management of communicable diseases.
2021-07-14 2021-08-16 3A:52-5.3(a)(19) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall test for the presence of radon gas in each classroom on the lowest floor level used by children at least once every five years and shall post the test results in a prominent location in all buildings at the center, as specified in N.J.S.A. 30:5B-5.2.

Violation Observed: Conduct radon testing in all classrooms on the lowest level used by children and post results.
2021-07-14 2021-10-06 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i) 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 is supplied by a public community water system, the applicant or facility operator shall provide documentation of water testing conducted by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and other sources used for drinking water or food preparation and at least 50 percent of all indoor water faucets utilized by the center.

Violation Observed: Upon renewal, conduct the required water testing for lead and copper and submit the results along with the Checklist and Statement of Assurance.
2021-07-14 2021-11-29 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(1) Staff responsibilities
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: Develop a table of organization including the lines of authority, job descriptions and responsibilities.
2021-07-09 2021-08-16 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Per updated COVID-19 Standards – Child Care Centers, issued 5.26.2021, remove infant equipment and cloth items s not easily cleaned between uses by other children or ensure they are washed between each use by other children.
2020-03-11 2020-05-11 3A:52-6.1(f) Activities
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.1(b) shall prepare and maintain on file a written outline of the center's daily activities, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.1(a) through (d) and (g) and (h).

Violation Observed: Maintain a written schedule for daily activities and ensure schedule is followed.
2020-03-11 2020-06-22 3A:52-7.5(b)(10) Administration and control of prescription and non-prescription medicines and health care procedures
The center shall develop and follow a policy on the administration of medication and health care procedures to children, which shall include the following provisions: the center shall store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Ensure that epi-pens are in the original box and that 2 epi-pens are present if the health care plan requires 2.
2020-03-11 2020-06-22 3A:52-7.7(a)(3)(iv) Environmental sanitation requirements
The schedule for disinfecting shall be as follows: tables used by the children for eating shall be washed and disinfected before each meal.

Violation Observed: Ensure that tables are washed and disinfected before each meal.
2020-03-11 2020-06-22 3A:52-7.7(a)(3)(i) Environmental sanitation requirements
The schedule for disinfecting shall be as follows: the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use,

Violation Observed: Ensure that diapering surfaces are washed and disinfected after each diaper change.
2020-03-11 2020-06-22 3A:52-7.8(a)(4) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff wash their hands with soap and water immediately after each diaper change.

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