Montessori Preschool Academy - Cranbury NJ Regular Child Care Center

2674 RTE 130 N, STE B1, CRANBURY NJ 08512
(609) 409-9300

About the Provider

Description: Welcome to the Montessori Preschool Academy
Helping children become all they can become.

Located in Cranbury, New Jersey, our school is a nurturing environment in which children learn and develop at their own pace. Providing comprehensive program that includes language, music, art, science and computer activities, our school is equipped with a complete Montessori prepared environment in a totally renovated facility.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 12MON0011
  • Capacity: 139
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jul 09, 2022
  • 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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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2019-08-20 2020-03-10 3A:52-5.3(i)(8) 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, as determined by the Office of Licensing, on a case-by-case basis, the facility operator shall submit to the Office of Licensing a Safe Building Interior Certification or other approval issued by the Department of Health that indicates that no further remediation is needed for the interior of the building in which the center is located.

Violation Observed: Submit a current DOH Safe Building Interior Certification.
2019-05-29 2019-07-15 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.
2019-05-29 2019-12-31 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(ii) Staff responsibilities
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 complete staff development in understanding licensing rules as provided by the Office.
2019-05-29 2019-07-15 3A:52-6.8(e)(1) Parent and community participation
The center may utilize a blanket permission slip for taking children on walks only if walks are within the center's neighborhood.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 3A:52-7.3(a)(2) Health and immunization requirements for children
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: for each child not enrolled in a public or private school, upon admission, the center shall maintain on file at the center a Universal Child Health Record (Department of Health Form CH-14) or its equivalent, updated annually, along with an immunization record, and a special care plan, if applicable. A 30-day grace period is permitted in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.5(e)
2019-05-29 2019-07-15 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.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 3A:52-6.3(a)(12)(ii) Food and nutrition
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 child's name is on cups in building 1 - room1 and building 2 - room1.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 3A:52-5.3(l)(1)(vii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Emergency procedure requirements are as follows: the center shall prepare written emergency procedures delineating a diagram showing how the center is to be evacuated in case of emergency from each classroom and the outdoor play area.

Violation Observed: Ensure outdoor play area with exit routes are on center diagrams.
2019-05-29 2019-12-31 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 staff have a record of a Mantoux results on file at the center. | Ensure that staff have a record of a medical exam on file at the center.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 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: Provide 7 missing CHRI checks.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 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: Replace stained ceiling tiles in building 2 - room 3.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 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 the holes on resilient surfacing on outdoor play area.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 3A:52-5.3(c)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Lighting requirements are as follows: during program activities, at least 20 foot-candles of natural or artificial light shall be provided in all rooms used by the children. This illumination shall be measured three feet above the floor at the farthest point from the light source.

Violation Observed: Replace inoperable lights in building 2 - room 1, hall bathroom, room 2 and room 3.
2019-05-29 2019-08-20 3A:52-5.3(a)(9) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: toilets, wash basins, kitchen sinks, and other plumbing shall be maintained in good operating and sanitary condition.

Violation Observed: Replace rusted drain fixture in sink in room 4, building 1. | Sand and paint or replace rusted pipe covers against wall behind toilet and sink in the bathroom in room 4, building 1. | Sand and paint or replace rusted pipe covers against wall behind toilets in the bathrooms, building 3.
2019-05-29 2020-04-23 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(ii)(1) 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 results reveal elevated levels of lead or copper as defined by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, which pose risk of harm to children, the center shall immediately discontinue use of all drinking water sources in the building.

Violation Observed: Complete and submit drinking water test.

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