Stepping Stones Child Development Center VII - Hillside NJ Regular Child Care Center

143 Coe Avenue, Hillside NJ 07205
(973) 375-5437

About the Provider

Description: Stepping Stones Child Development Center VII is a Regular Child Care Center in Hillside NJ, with a maximum capacity of 170 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 2 1/2 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 180100197
  • Capacity: 170
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jun 25, 2021
  • 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 Summary
2020-01-06 3A:52-4.7(a)(1) Staff orientation and development
The center shall meet the following requirements for orientation training: the center shall ensure that all newly-hired staff receive orientation training within two weeks of hire and that no individual is left alone to supervise a child or group of children until orientation training is completed.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff is not alone with children until all clearances and orientation are completed.
2019-06-26 2019-08-01 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 document two lockdown drills annually.
2019-06-26 2020-01-28 3A:52-4.10(b)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
When the center applies for a new or renewal license or Certificate of Life/Safety Approval, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department the completed CARI consent forms for all staff members who are or will be working at the center on a regularly scheduled basis. Within two weeks after a new staff member begins working at the center, the sponsor or sponsor representative shall submit to the Department a completed CARI consent form for the new staff member.

Violation Observed: Ensure CARI's are completed for 5 regular staff. 8/1/2019 4 regular staff CARI's outstanding. 1/7/2020- Two Staff outstanding.
2019-06-26 2020-01-06 3A:52-5.3(q)(1)(ii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: all space and rooms within the center to be used by children shall be inspected and approved by the Office of Licensing prior to their use. In making its determination, the Office of Licensing shall consider whether the space is too far removed, remote, or isolated from other areas of the center to be used by children. rooms or areas of the center that are not Office of Licensing-approved for use by children shall be made inaccessible to children.

Violation Observed: Ensure center is operating in approved rooms. At the time of inspection the center was operating in rooms 1A, 17, and 150 that is currently unapproved space. 8/1/2019 At the time of the inspection the center was operating in rooms 153, 156, 159, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 that is currently unapproved space.
2019-06-26 2020-01-28 3A:52-4.11(a)(1) Criminal History Record Information background check procedures
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 CHRIS are completed for 12 regular staff. 8/1/2019 10 CHRI's regular staff outstanding. 1/7/2020- One staff outstanding.
2019-06-26 2019-08-01 3A:52-7.7(a)(3)(iv) Environmental sanitation requirements
The schedule for disinfecting shall be as follows: tables used by the children for eating shall be washed and disinfected before each meal.

Violation Observed: Ensure tables used by children for eating shall be washed and disinfected before each meal in room 17.
2019-06-26 2019-08-01 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(i) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water before intake of food.

Violation Observed: Ensure that children wash their hands with soap and running water before the intake of food in room 17.
2019-06-26 2020-01-06 3A:52-6.1(b)(7) Activities
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 the use of a television, computers, and other video equipment shall be limited to educational and instructional use, shall be age and developmentally appropriate, and shall not be used as a substitute for planned activities or for passive viewing.

Violation Observed: Ensure use of TV/video is educational/instructional , and not used as a substitute for planned activities or for passive viewing. |
2019-06-26 2019-08-01 3A:52-3.4(a) Comprehensive general liability insurance
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: Maintain at the center documentation of a current comprehensive general liability insurance policy.
2019-06-26 2019-08-01 3A:52-6.4(b)(2)(ii) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children over the age of 12 months and under the age of five years, 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 CRF 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/fr11/cribfinal.pdf, playpen, cot, mat, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirements: each cot or mat used for rest and sleep shall be covered with a sheet, blanket or other covering. An additional covering shall be provided for use as a covering for each child.

Violation Observed: Provide 2 pieces of bedding in rooms 1A, 144, and 177.

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