Rainbow Child Development Center - Somerset NJ Regular Child Care Center

1422 EASTON AVE , SOMERSET NJ 08873
(732) 249-5437

About the Provider

Description: Dedicated to providing a safe “home away from home” environment for the developmental growth of every child. The Rainbow family is dedicated to ensuring the best educational practices that exceed our families’ highest expectations. Our schools provide a safe “home away from home” environment for the developmental growth of every child. We value every member of our team and provide continuing education to ensure professional and personal growth within our schools. Rainbow Child Care Center is thoroughly dedicated to creating Quality through Excellence in our outstanding educational experiences.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 18RAI0004
  • Capacity: 100
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • 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 Summary
2020-02-07 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: Clean the wall at the light switches in the bathroom between rooms 6/7.
2020-02-07 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 ceiling vent in room 3.
2020-02-07 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(i) 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 not have full-time classroom responsibilities during the times when the director is not present at the center.

Violation Observed: Designate a director designee when the director is not present at the center.
2020-02-07 2020-03-06 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: Ensure that the CARI clearance is completed for 2 staff.
2020-02-07 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: Ensure that the CHRI clearance is completed for 1 staff.
2020-02-07 2020-02-07 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 scissors are inaccessible to the children in room 4. The item was removed at the time of the inspection.
2020-02-07 2020-03-06 3A:52-6.4(b)(2)(iii)(4) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children over the age of 12 months and under the age of five years, the center shall provide for each child a crib that complies with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC), Federal Safety Standards for Full-Size and Non-Full-Size Baby Cribs; 16 CRF 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/cribfinal.pdf, playpen, cot, mat, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirements: each mat used for rest and sleep shall be stored so that there is no contact with the sleeping surface of another mat, or disinfected after each use, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)1.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the cots are labeled in room 7.
2020-02-07 3A:52-7.7(a)(2) Environmental sanitation requirements
All areas to be disinfected shall first be washed with soap and water.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the diapering surface is washed first then disinfected in the infant room.
2020-02-07 3A:52-5.3(n)(4) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: all fire extinguishers shall be visually inspected once a month, and serviced and tagged at least once a year and recharged, if necessary, as specified in the NJUFC.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the fire extinguishers are serviced annually.
2020-02-07 3A:52-5.3(a)(5)(iii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: garbage receptacles shall be emptied to the outdoor garbage receptacle when filled.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the garbage can is emptied in room 5.
2020-02-07 2020-03-06 3A:52-4.4(a)(2) Grouping of children
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply for infants (under 18 months of age) and toddlers (18 months to 2½ years of age): a group shall consist of four infants or six toddlers to whom a primary caregiver has been assigned.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the primary caregiver list is complete in the toddler room.
2020-02-07 2020-03-06 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 checklist is completed.
2020-02-07 2020-03-06 3A:52-4.8(b) Orientation training
Orientation training as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(a) may be included for six of the required hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(c) and (d).

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff complete 6 hours of annual orientation training.
2020-02-07 3A:52-5.4(a)(3) Additional physical plant requirements for early childhood programs
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, crawl spaces, attic spaces, and all doors and windows used for natural ventilation shall be provided with insect screening.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the windows have a screen in room 7.
2020-02-07 2020-03-06 3A:52-5.3(o)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
First aid requirements are as follows: at least two staff members who have current certified basic knowledge of first aid principles and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as defined by a recognized health organization (such as the American Red Cross), shall be in the center at all times when enrolled children are present.

Violation Observed: Ensure that there are at least 2 staff trained in 1st aid/CPR for the morning hours.

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