RA-Whippany, LLC. DBA Lightbridge Academy-Whippany - Whippany NJ Regular Child Care Center

24 S. Jefferson Road , Whippany NJ 07981
(973) 386-5520

About the Provider

Description: RA-Whippany, LLC. DBA Lightbridge Academy-Whippany is a Regular Child Care Center in Whippany NJ, with a maximum capacity of 206 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: 14RAI0004
  • Capacity: 206
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • 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
2023-06-12 3A:52-4.8(a)(7)
Topics of orientation training shall include implementing the center's statement of policy on the disciplining of children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.6.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually, including implementing the center's discipline policy. Based on report, retrain the named staff on the center's discipline policy.
2023-06-12 2023-06-12 3A:52-6.6(a)(1)
The methods of guidance and discipline used shall: be positive.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. Based on report, ensure that staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline.
2023-05-15 2023-06-12 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: Label all rooms approved by the OOL for the children's use. The center shall ensure Room #2 is identified.
2023-05-15 3A:52-7.7(a)(3)(i)
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 the center washes and disinfects surfaces as required. The center shall ensure toys mouthed by infants and toddlers are washed and disinfected after each use before given to other to another child.
2023-05-15 3A:52-7.7(e)(1)(iii)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: in addition to the items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3, the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use, diapering surfaces.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center washes and disinfects diapering surfaces after each use.
2023-05-15 2023-07-18 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(i)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water before intake of food.

Violation Observed: Ensure that children wash their hands before the intake of food.
2023-05-15 2023-06-12 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(v)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water immediately after outdoor play.

Violation Observed: Ensure that children wash their hands immediately after outdoor play.
2023-05-15 3A:52-4.6(a)
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 center completes and maintains on file a Staff Records Checklist designated by OOL.
2023-05-15 2023-07-18 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
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: Ensure that CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire. Three staff need CARI background checks completed. 6/12/23 - One staff needs CARI background check completed.
2023-05-15 3A:52-4.11(a)(1)
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: Ensure that all staff, the sponsor and/or the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required. Five staff need CHRI's background checks completed. 6/12/23 Two staff need CHRI background clearances completed.
2023-05-15 3A:52-4.8(a)(8)
Topics of orientation training shall include implementing health practices, including medication administration and responding to symptoms of illness, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1 through 7.11.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually, including implementing health practices, medication administration and responding to symptoms of illness. The center shall retrain on washing and disinfecting the diaper changing area after each diaper change.
2023-05-15 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 all illuminated exit signs and emergency lighting are operable at all times throughout the center. Ensure the emergency light in the back hallway by the infant room corner is operable.
2022-10-31 2023-01-18 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
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: Ensure that CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire.The center has 2 pending CARI's.
2022-10-31 2023-05-15 3A:52-4.11(a)(1)
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: Ensure that all staff, the sponsor and/or the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required.The center has 2 pending CHRI's.
2022-10-31 2023-01-05 3A:52-7.5(b)(7)(i)
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 center completes and maintains a medication log that includes the child's name and parent authorization to administer medication.

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