Sonshine PreSchool & Daycare - Blackwood NJ Temporary Child Care Center

1583 BLACKWOOD- CLEMENTON RD , BLACKWOOD NJ 08012
(856) 228-5050
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Sonshine Christian Academy is a ministry of Bethel Christian Center. Our goal is to provide quality, Christ-centered education everyday. All of our students, from our youngest toddler in the Transitional class, to our oldest Kindergarten student, are given the opportunity to learn and explore the world around them in a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment. Our experienced and caring staff seeks to help lay meaningful foundations in our student’s lives. All of our classes are taught from a Biblical perspective and a Christ-centered curriculum lays a solid foundation for both education and faith. Our curriculum emphasizes the teaching of Christian principles and life skills, and de-emphasizes religious doctrine and denominationalism. Consistent parent-teacher communication, along with individualized focused learning promotes a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Sonshine Christian Academy believes that the family is ultimately responsible for the upbringing of the student, and so our school is designed to be a positive reinforcement of family life. Full support from all family members is imperative and expected for this objective to be accomplished. We look forward to partnering with our student’s families in enhancing the physical, cognitive, social, and spiritual development of our students.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 04SON0001
  • Capacity: 91
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 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
2023-02-16 2023-06-05 3A:52-6.1(g)(2)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers serving children less than 18 months of age shall provide at least four types of children's daily activities including, but not limited to, sensory; language and dramatic play; manipulative; building; large muscle; music; or other comparable activities; and at least four types of supplies and equipment for each activity area chosen by the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that classrooms that care for children under 18 months of age provide at least four different activity areas and that each area contains at least four types of supplies and equipment.
2023-02-16 2023-06-05 3A:52-6.1(g)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers serving children 18 months of age and older shall provide at least five types of children's daily activities including, but not limited to, language; science and mathematics; manipulative; large muscle; building; art; music; drama; or other comparable activities; and at least five types of supplies and equipment for each daily activity chosen by the center.

Violation Observed: Ensure that classrooms that care for children over 18 months of age provide at least five different activity areas and that each area contains at least five different types of supplies and equipment.
2023-02-16 2023-03-24 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(i)
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately before preparing or serving food.

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff wash their hands immediately before preparing or serving food.
2023-02-16 2023-08-11 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 the sponsor representative and five staff complete a CHRI background check as required for the center's license renewal.6/5/2023: 2 CHRIs remain outstanding.
2023-02-16 2023-03-09 3A:52-4.6(c)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the group teacher shall meet the requirements for experience and education

Violation Observed: Submit documentation to ensure that the group teacher meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.
2023-02-16 2023-03-24 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: Replace all Epi-pens and Benadryl that is expired.
2023-02-16 2023-03-24 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 the emergency lighting in room 3 is operable at all times.
2023-02-16 2023-03-24 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: Secure ceiling tile in room 3.
2023-02-16 2023-03-24 3A:52-5.3(c)(1)
Lighting requirements are as follows: all fluorescent tubes and incandescent light bulbs shall have protective covers or shields.

Violation Observed: Remove debris in overhead lighting in room 1.
2023-02-16 2023-06-05 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: Redistribute the resilient surfacing under all play equipment as required.
2023-02-16 2023-06-05 3A:52-7.7(b)(2)
Centers that maintain outside sandboxes or play areas containing sand shall ensure that the sand is maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all sand used in the outdoor play areas is maintained in a sanitary manner.
2023-02-16 2023-03-24 3A:52-5.3(a)(16)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: walls shall be painted or otherwise covered whenever there is evidence of

Violation Observed: Repair and paint the exposed corner bead in room 3.
2023-02-16 2023-06-05 3A:52-5.3(a)(16)(ii)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: walls shall be painted or otherwise covered whenever there is evidence of heavily soiled conditions.

Violation Observed: Clean and/or paint the ceiling in the hallway.
2023-02-16 2023-06-05 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: Repair and/or remove all broken and/or rusted toys from the outdoor play area.
2022-06-23 2022-08-03 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. Upload to the center's NJCCIS file cabinet.

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.

Reviews

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Ta’Tamira Richardson 2022-01-18 16:01:33
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This center has provided not only exceptional care to my twins but loving care. My girls have learned scriptures, song songs with joy while being at home, not to mention the smiles of the staff that greets us every morning and evening during pick up! The center recently put together a play for Christmas that brought me and my family to tears! Best decision me and my husband ever made!

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patricia a Coucoules 2020-07-24 15:25:48
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I wish I could give Sunshine 10 stars! My Grandson has attended Sunshine for about 2 years now & it was the best decision ever. I love the program and can not say enough about the people from the Administrator, Mrs. Bonnie to her Teachers, they are amazing.

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Mrs. H. 2017-07-05 13:22:57
I am an employee

Although the review says we contrary, we are indeed enrolled in a child care subsidized program. We are an academic preschool, offering music, art, gym, library and Spanish as part of our curriculum.

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