Sara's Pre-School, Inc. - Ridgewood NJ Regular Child Care Center

303 PROSPECT STREET , RIDGEWOOD NJ 07450
(201) 445-8980

About the Provider

Description: Sara’s Pre-School is a state accredited school, family owned for twenty-seven years, with certified early childhood teachers. Our school offers an infant program, a toddler class, pre-school classes, kindergarten enrichment and an after school program. The children are placed according to their age as of October 1st of the school year and they continue with that group until the following September.

Our school emphasizes a safe and friendly atmosphere where learning is a fun and enjoyable experience. Serving families from Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Midland Park, and all of Bergen County. The place children love from infants to six years old. A fun loving atmosphere. A place children call home. Part-ime or full-time classes, convenient to parents schedules.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 02SAR0001
  • Capacity: 128
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Dec 09, 2025
  • 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
2023-02-27 2023-03-16 3A:52-4.3(d)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply during rest or sleep, when the criteria listed in 3A:52-4.3(d) 1, 2, and 3 are met:Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:1018 months to under 2 ½ years - 1:122 ½ years and above - 1:20

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center, including during nap and rest time. At the time of inspection, there were 23 children ( ages 2.5 - 3 years) with 1 staff member. 2 staff members were required.
2023-02-27 2023-03-16 3A:52-4.3(a)(1)
The center shall develop and implement an Office of Licensing-approved method to keep track of the location and ensure the safety of all children at all times when under the center’s supervision, including the transfer of supervision from and to parents during arrival and departure and the utilization of off-site locations, including playgrounds and field trips.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children are adhered to at all times throughout the center.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 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.
2022-10-26 2023-03-21 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: Obtain a CARI clearance for 1 staff member.
2022-10-26 2023-04-18 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.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-4.8(a)(1)
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: Provide documentation of orientation training for 2 staff members.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-4.8(c)
The center shall ensure that all staff members who work at the center complete 12 hours of continuing staff development each year.

Violation Observed: Provide documentation of training hours for 2 staff members.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-7.5(b)(10)
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 store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Ensure the medications required by the special care pan are present in Room 5.
2022-10-26 2023-01-17 3A:52-7.11(a)(1)
Each center shall develop a written policy on the management of communicable diseases. This policy shall include the following: the list of illnesses and symptoms of illness for which a child will be separated from the group and possibly sent home, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1©.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families the center's communicable disease policy.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-6.8(k)(6)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy on the use of social media including, but not limited to the guidelines for parents, including but not limited to, prohibiting the posting of photographs or videos of any child other than their own.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center's social media policy includes guidelines for parents.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-3.4(a)
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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy and maintains the documentation on file.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-5.3(n)(1)
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct fire drills at least once a month, as specified in the NJUFC. The center shall ensure that fire drills are conducted during each session provided at the center and that one fire drill per year is conducted during nap time, if applicable.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center conducts fire drills at least once per month during each session provided at the center, including one fire drill annually that is conducted during nap time.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-5.3(l)(4)
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: Ensure that the center conducts at least two lockdown drills per year during each session provided at the center and maintains records of the drills on file.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(10)
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 medications in the refrigerator in Room 1 are inaccessible to children.
2022-10-26 2022-12-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(9)
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: Clean the sink and faucet in Room 1.

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