Tara's Tots LLC - Midland Park NJ Regular Child Care Center

85 GODWIN AVENUE, MIDLAND PARK NJ 07432
(201) 670-4464

About the Provider

Description: Tara's Tots LLC is a Regular Child Care Center in MIDLAND PARK NJ, with a maximum capacity of 60 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 6 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 60
  • License Number: 90500233
  • Age Range: 0 - 6 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: (908)239-6346 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Ashlee Saro (asaro@cjfhc.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2020-02-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(17) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all televisions and computers shall be secured on a stable surface and shelving shall be secured and not be overloaded.

Violation Observed: Secure the television in Room 4.
2020-02-12 3A:52-6.4(b)(1) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
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 https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety- Education-Centers/cribs , playpen, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirement that

Violation Observed: Repair the ripped sleeping mats in Room 3.
2020-02-12 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(ii)(3) Personal hygiene requirements
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: diapering requirements for centers serving children who are not toilet trained are as follows, diapering area and surface requirements are as follows, the diapering surface shall be flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent, and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Repair the ripped diaper pad in Room 3.
2020-02-12 3A:52-5.4(a)(1) Additional physical plant requirements for early childhood programs
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, all electrical outlets that are accessible to the children shall have protective covers.

Violation Observed: Provide protective covers for electrical outlets in Room 6.
2020-02-12 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: Provide documentation that 1 staff member has signed off on all required policies.
2020-02-12 3A:52-6.1(g)(2) Activities
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: Provide 4 learning areas with 4 activities in each area for Room 1.
2020-02-12 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: Obtain a CHRI clearance for 1 staff member.
2020-02-12 3A:52-6.3(a)(12)(ii) Food and nutrition
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: Label all sippy cups in Room 4.
2020-02-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(10) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 the storage closet in Room 3 is locked at all times.
2020-02-12 3A:52-5.3(a)(18) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: ensure that microwave ovens, toaster ovens, and other portable devices used to heat or prepare food are out of children's reach, secured on a stable surface, and not in use when children are in the area in order to ensure the safety of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure the microwave in Room 3 is inaccessible to the children and secure.

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