Our Little Schoolhouse - Somerset NJ Regular Child Care Center

316 ELIZABETH AVE , SOMERSET NJ 08873
(732) 868-9119

About the Provider

Description: Our Little Schoolhouse is a Regular Child Care Center in SOMERSET NJ, with a maximum capacity of 49 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: 130700005
  • Capacity: 49
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Apr 21, 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
2020-02-12 2020-08-14 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: Repair the torn vinyl blocks in room 3.
2020-02-12 2020-08-14 3A:52-5.3(a)(15) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: ventilation outlets shall be clean and free from obstructions, and filters shall be replaced when saturated.

Violation Observed: Clean the fan cover in the girl's bathroom in room 5.
2020-02-12 2020-08-14 3A:52-5.3(d)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Heating requirements are as follows: steam and hot water pipes and radiators shall be protected by screens, guards, insulation, or any other suitable, non-combustible protective device.

Violation Observed: Secure the baseboard heater onto the wall in room 5.
2020-02-12 2020-02-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(10) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all corrosive agents, insecticides, bleaches, detergents, polishes, any products under pressure in an aerosol spray can, and any toxic substance shall be stored in a locked cabinet or in an enclosure located in an area not accessible to the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the ant traps are inaccessible to the children in room 1. The item was removed at the time of the inspection.
2020-02-12 2020-08-14 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(ii)(3) Personal hygiene requirements
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: diapering requirements for centers serving children who are not toilet trained are as follows, diapering area and surface requirements are as follows, the diapering surface shall be flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent, and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the diapering area is cleaned under the diapering mat.
2020-02-12 2020-08-19 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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the Fun Bus staff are not left alone with the children until the CARI clearance has been received or a center staff member who has a completed the CARI clearance is over seeing the Fun Bus staff.
2020-02-12 2020-08-19 3A:52-4.11(b)(2) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
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 the Fun Bus staff are not left alone with the children until the CHRI clearance has been received or a center staff member who has a completed CHRI clearance is over seeing the Fun Bus staff.
2020-02-12 2020-08-19 3A:52-6.1(g)(2) Activities
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers serving children less than 18 months of age shall provide at least four types of children's daily activities including, but not limited to, sensory; language and dramatic play; manipulative; building; large muscle; music; or other comparable activities; and at least four types of supplies and equipment for each activity area chosen by the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the infant age children have supplies for 4 areas and 4 items in each area.
2020-02-12 2020-08-19 3A:52-7.5(b)(7)(i) 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 maintain on file a record of the following the child's name and parental authorization for the center to administer medication or health care procedures.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the parent signs the medication form prior to dispensing medication.
2020-02-12 2020-04-22 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: Ensure that the program completes the renewal CARI clearances.
2020-02-12 2020-10-13 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 complete a TB test.
2020-02-12 2020-08-19 3A:52-6.1(g)(3) Activities
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers serving children 18 months of age and older shall provide at least five types of children's daily activities including, but not limited to, language; science and mathematics; manipulative; large muscle; building; art; music; drama; or other comparable activities; and at least five types of supplies and equipment for each daily activity chosen by the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the toddler age children have supplies for 5 areas and 5 items in the 5 areas.
2020-02-12 2020-02-20 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(iii) 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 or site is not provided a potable water supply by a public community water system, the applicant shall provide potable water sampling results demonstrating compliance with maximum contaminant levels for all contaminants required to be tested pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:10-5 for public non-transient, non-community (NTNC) water systems, including radiological contaminants, regardless of whether they meet the definition of NTNC systems as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:10-1.3. This sampling shall have been conducted within three years of the date of application submission, except nitrates and coliform, for which the sampling shall have been conducted within 90 days of submitting the application.

Violation Observed: Provide the test results and letter from DEP to the Office of Licensing.
2019-01-30 2019-06-05 3A:52-5.2(a)(5) State, county and municipal government physical facility requirements
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: Provide a current fire certificate.
2019-01-30 2019-06-05 3A:52-5.3(l)(4) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Provide a current lockdown drill.

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