Primrose School of Berkeley Heights - Berkeley Heights NJ Regular Child Care Center

246 SPRINGFIELD AVE , BERKELEY HEIGHTS NJ 07922
(908) 418-6225

About the Provider

Description: Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. The Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Our goal is to help children have fun while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 140300148
  • Capacity: 211
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Aug 04, 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
2020-02-21 2020-02-20 3A:52-4.3(a) Staff/child ratios and supervision
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: Based on information, ensure adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center, including during transitions. A named child re-entered the classroom as the class was going to the playground and was unsupervised. for approximately 8 minutes.
2020-02-21 2020-02-20 3A:52-4.3(a)(2) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The center shall ensure that all staff members are trained in the method of keeping track of children and know how many children are in their care at all times.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children is adhered to at all times throughout the center, including during transitions. Two named staff were not aware that a named child had re-entered the classroom while transitioning the class to the playground.
2020-02-21 2020-02-20 3A:52-4.8(a)(1) Orientation training
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: Based on information, retrain all staff on: | 1. Center's supervision policy | 2. The center's policies and procedures for tracking children.
2020-02-20 2020-07-01 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 bathroom vents in room 10.
2020-02-20 2020-07-06 3A:52-5.3(p) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Play equipment, materials, and furniture for indoor and outdoor use shall be of sturdy and safe construction, non-toxic, free of hazards, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The center may not use play equipment intended for outdoor use indoors.

Violation Observed: Clean the fire truck play equipment on the playground.
2020-02-20 2020-07-01 3A:52-7.7(e)(3)(ii) Environmental sanitation requirements
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers that toilet train children shall ensure that toilet training chairs are not used in kitchens or in the immediate area where meals are being served.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff use the 2 step cleaning and disinfecting process on all tables where food is being served.
2020-02-20 2020-05-19 3A:52-4.10(a)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
The sponsor or sponsor representative, and each staff member shall complete a signed consent form provided by the Department that indicates the identifying information necessary to conduct a CARI background check, including the person’s name, address, date of birth, sex, race, and Social Security number. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), the Department shall advise each such person that the disclosure of his or her Social Security number is voluntary, and that the Social Security number will only be used for the purpose of conducting a CARI background check.

Violation Observed: Waiting for staff renewal CARI clearances.
2020-02-20 2020-07-01 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: Provide caps to the toilet screws in the bathroom in room 10.
2020-02-20 2020-10-30 3A:52-4.5(e)(2)(ii) Staff responsibilities
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: Provide documentation of Head Teacher observations.
2020-02-20 2020-10-30 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: Provide medical clearance and Mantoux results for 3 staff.
2020-02-20 2020-05-19 3A:52-7.6(e)(1) Injury to a child while in the center's care
The center shall develop and follow a written policy for parental notification if a method other than a telephone call is used at the center for parental notification. The center shall distribute a copy of this policy to the parent of each enrolled child and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s signature attesting to receipt of this policy.

Violation Observed: Provide signatures of receipt from staff for center's policy for parental notification.
2020-02-20 2020-07-01 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 ripped red couch in room 7.
2020-02-20 2020-10-30 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)

Violation Observed: Submit a universal health record for 1 child.
2020-02-20 2020-10-30 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: Submit center's water results.
2020-02-20 2020-05-19 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: Update center's table of organization.

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