Smarty Pants - Brick NJ Regular Child Care Center

(732) 262-8308

About the Provider

Description: Our school has been created to meet the needs of your child at each stage of their development. Smarty Pant’s philosophy is to provide a loving, safe, and secure atmosphere in which each child has an opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.

Our daycare has developed an age appropriate educational curriculum that exceeds state requirements, while allowing your child to learn through play. Our Preschool program will expose your child to a variety of teaching methods. In doing so, you will have the confidence that your child will be able to enter the elementary school of your choice.

All daycare staff members are First Aid and CPR certified. To keep our staff knowledgeable of the newest child care techniques, all full time staff members are required to attend several training classes in child development through out the year.

Smarty Pants Daycare & Preschool is open 12 months a year from 6:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday. You will be asked to designate your child’s hours of attendance at the time of enrollment. Smarty Pants Daycare and Preschool is a fully licensed daycare operating under the rules and regulations of New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS). Our goal is to provide an environment that is both loving and secure. We provide stimulating and safe activities for children that provide learning experiences while playing.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 15SMA0003
  • Capacity: 90
  • 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
2023-02-02 2023-03-28 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(ii)
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 complete staff development in understanding licensing rules as provided by the Office.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the director designee completes the Understanding Licensing training provided by OOL.
2023-02-02 2023-03-28 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 updated radon testing in every room on the lowest floor used by children and post the results in a prominent location.
2023-02-02 2023-03-28 3A:52-5.3(a)(2)
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: Based on complaint #21737, ensure that all sprinkler heads in room 3 are cleaned and free of dust.
2023-02-02 2023-03-28 3A:52-6.3(a)(12)(ii)
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, the center shall ensure that these safety and sanitation practices are followed: sippy cups shall be labeled with the child’s name.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's sippy cup is labeled with the child's name in room 3.
2023-02-02 2023-03-28 3A:52-6.1(b)(2)
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5 who are responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the center's daily activities shall ensure that children have opportunities to choose materials freely and materials are accessible at all times except during lunch and nap time.

Violation Observed: Ensure that materials are accessible to the children at all times, except during lunch and nap time in room 4.
2023-02-02 2023-03-28 3A:52-5.3(b)(7)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall comply with the Playground Safety Subcode of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-11.

Violation Observed: Repair or replace the bolts on and around the yellow tunnel on the outdoor climbing equipment that are rusted.
2021-06-03 2021-06-03 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 children sitting in bucket seats are buckled at all times. At the time of the inspection, a child was in the bucket seat, not buckled and upon request staff buckled the child.
2021-06-03 2021-06-09 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: Per the NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations pursuant to Executive Order #149, ensure that staff wear masks at all times.
2021-04-26 2021-04-26 3A:52-6.1(e)
The center shall ensure that pacifiers are removed when the children are crawling or walking.

Violation Observed: Remove pacifiers while children are crawling around. The staff removed the pacifier.
2021-04-26 2021-06-03 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: Per the NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations pursuant to Executive Order #149, ensure that children wash their hands with soap and water immediately before going outside to play.
2021-04-26 2021-05-04 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i)
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: Upload into the center's file cabinet in NJCCIS,, the water testing checklist and Statement of Assurance required for lead and copper.
2021-04-26 2021-06-03 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f): | Age Staff/Child Ratio | Under 18 months - 1:4 | 18 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:6 | 2 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:10 | 4 years - 1:12 | 5 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that child/staff ratios are maintained at all times throughout the centers including when staff need to assist children in the bathroom located outside the classroom.

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