South Mountain YMCA- Jefferson School - Maplewood NJ Temporary Child Care Center

518 RIDGEWOOD ROAD, MAPLEWOOD NJ 07040
(973) 378-7696

About the Provider

Description: Jefferson is an exciting school that focuses on skill development to educate the whole child. There are many structures and programs in place to ensure that Jefferson students get ample opportunities to engage in challenging learning activities that focus on helping students develop and become independent thinkers and problem solvers. Jefferson students learn how to work independently, in partnerships and in collaborative, small groups. Character education is integrated into the daily program for students to learn how to make good choices as they engage in their daily activities. There are school values that define the school and the characteristics a good student should possess. These values or Pillars of Character are introduced monthly by different classes in creative ways to encourage students to get “spotted” practicing one of these character traits. body that creates a small, community feel. At Jefferson we collaborate to work together as a community.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 81
  • License Number: 07AFT0001
  • Age Range: 6 - 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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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2019-12-04 2020-02-03 3A:52-4.1(d)(1) General requirements for sponsor, sponsor representative, director, and all staff members
The staff records specified in 3A:52-4.1(a) through (c) shall be maintained on file as follows: the Staff Records Checklist for the current director and all staff members currently working at the center shall be maintained on file at the center.

Violation Observed: Maintain the required staff records, clearances and training logs on site for all staff (AM and PM sessions).
2019-12-04 2020-02-03 3A:52-3.6(b)(1) Information to Parents document
The center shall distribute a copy of the Information to Parents document to each child’s parent(s) upon enrollment and to every person upon becoming a staff member and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s and staff member’s signature attesting to receipt of the document. The center shall maintain on file a copy of the Information to Parents document.

Violation Observed: Maintain on file a record of each staff's signature attesting to the receipt of the Information to Parents document. | 12/13/19: 1 outstanding.
2019-12-04 2020-02-03 3A:52-6.8(l) Parent and community participation
The center shall distribute a copy of the social media policy to the parent of each enrolled child and to each staff member and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s signature and each staff member’s signature attesting to the receipt of the policy.

Violation Observed: Maintain on file a record of each staff's signature attesting to the receipt of the center's social media policy. | 12/13/19: 1 outstanding.
2019-12-04 2020-02-03 3A:52-6.5(b) Policy on the release of children
The center shall distribute a copy of the release policy to the parent of each enrolled child and each staff member and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s and staff member’s signature attesting to receipt of the policy.

Violation Observed: Maintain on file a record of each staff's signature attesting to the receipt of the center's release policy. | 12/13/19: 1 outstanding.
2019-12-04 2019-12-13 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 two staff present in the center at all times are certified in first aid and CPR (AM and PM sessions).
2019-12-04 3A:52-5.3(l)(4) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Conduct and maintain a log of the required two annual lockdown drills for the AM and PM sessions.
2019-12-04 3A:52-5.3(n)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Conduct and maintain a log of the monthly fire drills for the AM and PM sessions.
2019-12-04 2020-02-03 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: Complete and maintain on file the staff records checklist for the AM and PM session.
2019-12-04 2019-12-13 3A:52-4.11(b)(1) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
When the center applies for a new license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall ensure that each staff member at least 18 years of age who is or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis completes the CHRI fingerprinting process specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.11(a). Within two weeks after a new staff member begins working at the center, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall ensure that the new staff member completes the CHRI fingerprinting process specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.11(a).

Violation Observed: Complete and maintain on file the CHRI clearances for all staff (AM and PM sessions).
2019-12-04 2019-12-13 3A:52-6.8(a)(1) Parent and community participation
The center shall complete and maintain on file for each enrolled child a Children’s Records Checklist, signed by the director, sponsor, or sponsor representative and designated by the Office of Licensing, indicating that the center has obtained documentation of the child's name, address, birth date, and date of enrollment.

Violation Observed: Complete and maintain on file the children's records checklist for all enrolled children in the AM and PM sessions.

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