Shore Kidz Child Care Center, Inc. - Manahawkin NJ Regular Child Care Center

1155 ROUTE 72 , MANAHAWKIN NJ 08050
(609) 978-0800
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Shore Kidz Child Care Center is a state-certified, privately owned center that offers a program developed for young, inquisitive minds. Our curriculum is structured but flexible with highly trained, creative teachers and assistants.

We hope you can find everything you need. Shore Kidz is focused on providing high-quality service and - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 120400166
  • Capacity: 52
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Apr 23, 2024
  • 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
2023-07-18 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 aerosol sprays are not used when children are present.
2023-05-23 2023-07-18 3A:52-6.4(a)(2)
For early childhood programs, the center shall provide opportunities for daily rest and sleep as follows: for children from 13 to 18 months of age, the center shall provide daily rest and sleep according to the child's physical needs and ensure that blankets or pillows do not cover the child's face.

Violation Observed: Ensure that cribs are used for sleeping only and not to store classroom items.
2023-05-23 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children 12 months of age and younger, 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 CFR 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at Education-Centers/cribs , playpen, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirement that

Violation Observed: Provide 1 evacuation crib for every 4 non-ambulatory children.
2023-05-23 3A:52-7.7(a)(1)(i)
Disinfectants shall be used as follows: the center shall disinfect those items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3 with a solution that shall be a commercially prepared disinfectant that indicates it kills bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This solution shall be used in accordance with label instructions.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center washes and disinfects surfaces as required, with a commercially prepared disinfectant used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
2023-05-23 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.
2023-05-23 2023-07-18 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.
2023-05-23 2023-07-18 3A:52-5.2(a)(8)
The center shall obtain a Life Hazard Use Registration certificate applicable to the center’s licensed capacity and ages served pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq. The center shall post this document in a prominent location within the center.

Violation Observed: Provide a current life/hazard use registration certificate applicable to the center's licensed capacity and ages served.
2023-05-23 2023-07-18 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.
2023-05-23 2023-07-18 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: Ensure that all staff complete orientation training within two weeks of hire and annually and maintain on file staff signatures attesting to the training.
2023-05-23 2023-07-18 3A:52-5.3(p)
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: Ensure that all indoor and outdoor equipment is sturdy, safe, free of hazards and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. At the time of the inspection, children in bucket seats were not buckled.
2023-05-23 3A:52-5.3(a)(19)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall test for the presence of radon gas in each classroom on the lowest floor level used by children at least once every five years and shall post the test results in a prominent location in all buildings at the center, as specified in N.J.S.A. 30:5B-5.2.

Violation Observed: Complete radon testing in every room on the lowest floor used by children and post the results in a prominent location.
2023-05-23 3A:52-4.6(c)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: for all centers, the head teacher or consulting head teacher shall meet the qualification requirements specified in one of the seven options set forth in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.6(c) for education and experience.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the head teacher meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.
2022-07-18 2022-09-06 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.
2022-07-18 2022-07-18 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Based on information, provide a Corrective Action Plan to DCF as required.
2022-07-18 2022-09-06 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Ensure children are strapped in the bucket seats.

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Hillary Bernstein Jan 07, 2013

Magic Moments was in business over 25 years. My shildren went there and also my grandchildren. Loved all the staff and owners. One owner retired to Florida and the other opened her own center Shore Kidz. My other grandchildren now go there. They have learned so much. I always recommed Shore Kidz to everyone.

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mags83 Jan 02, 2013

My child goes to Shore Kidz. The staff has been nothing but polite and courteous to my sons' needs, and I have no concerns about his safety. The door stays locked at all times and you must be buzzed in to drop off and pick up your child. He stays on a normal nap and eating schedule, along with appropriate playtime ect. I get a report when I pick him up that shows how his day went and what times he slept, ate, and drank. I would absolutely recommend this center.

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unhappy mom Dec 05, 2012

Dont bring your child here! I will never go back! The owner Diane Jurgensen used to have a daycare called magic moments, look at the reviews from there! A tv fell on a child! So she opens a new center with a new name after the other one has a horrible reputation, well NOTHING CHANGED! I was nervous bringing my children there, and I was very unhappy with the way the daycare was run. The staff is untrained and underpaid and the children are yelled at and thrown in time outs for long periods of time. The floors are hard tile with a small section of carpet. The schedules are not followed there is no routine or order.The kids are always running wild and the teachers are yelling to sit down and watch tv. Anyone can walk in anytime, and kids are always running out of their classrooms just to be dragged back in. I was DISGUSTED to see a teacher kiss a child on the lips when saying goodbye. The babies temperature is taken rectally, and thermometer is left on dirty counter. I dont even use a rectal thermometer on my child and I certainly do not want anyone else doing it! My kids were sent home with scratches and bite marks from the other kids several times. Its not worth going to the cheapest day care around!

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