The Academy Child Care Center of ELCC - Somerset NJ Temporary Child Care Center

322 FRANKLIN BLVD BLDG #2 , SOMERSET NJ 08873
(732) 247-0408

About the Provider

Description: The supreme goal of The Academy is the restoration of the image of Jesus Christ in our students. Working in partnership with the church and the family, we are dedicated to providing a caring environment where students are encouraged to:
*Develop a personal relationship with Jesus*
*Strive for academic excellence*
*Grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially *

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 18ACA0001
  • Capacity: 91
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 02, 2023
  • 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
2020-03-06 2020-08-28 3A:52-4.3(a) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. Staff have been observed to use their cell phones and tablets while caring for the children.
2020-03-06 2020-08-28 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: Based on information, ensure that the special care plans are adhered to at all times throughout the center. A named staff failed to follow a named child's special care plan and named child had a tantrum, resulting in injuring his face and mouth.
2020-03-06 2020-08-27 3A:52-4.8(a)(12) Orientation training
Topics of orientation training shall include including children with special needs in the center’s program.

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on the center's policies and procedures for meeting the needs of the children, including adhering to special care plan.
2020-03-06 2020-08-27 3A:52-4.8(a)(1) Orientation training
Topics of orientation training shall include supervising and tracking all children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.3(a).

Violation Observed: Based on information, retrain all staff on the center's supervision policy.
2020-01-17 2020-01-31 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
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 the center maintains staff/child ratio in room 105. There were 8 children at the ages of 18 months to 2 1/2 years which requires to have 2 staff and one staff was present.
2019-11-19 2019-12-06 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 that no individual; a therapist is left alone to supervise a child in room 102.
2019-10-31 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
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: Maintain staff/child ratios in room 106. There were 9 children of the ages of 7 to 17 months with 2 staff. When 9 children are present of this age, 3 staff are required.
2019-09-27 2019-10-30 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)(i) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center allow more children in attendance than the licensed capacity as specified on the license or the Certificate of Life/Safety Approval.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center operates within the licensed capacity in room 103 to be for 8 children. The center had 12 students sleeping in room 103.
2019-07-03 2019-11-19 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(ii) Staff responsibilities
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of children's daily attendance records, including the daily time of arrival and departure.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint, ensure that the daily attendance sheets are completed with the daily time of arrival, departure and when the child is absent or present.
2019-07-03 2019-09-27 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(i) Staff responsibilities
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of staff attendance records indicating daily hours worked.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint, ensure that the staff attendance records are available at the center.
2019-07-03 2019-07-23 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
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: Based on complaint, ensure that there are the required staff to meet ratios when the children are awake.
2019-06-28 2019-07-31 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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: A. Ensure that any construction such as painting be conducted when the children are not present for their safety and health. | B. Ensure that the tarp winding structure is inaccessible to the children in the gymnasium for their safety and well-being.
2019-06-28 2019-07-31 3A:52-5.3(q)(2)(ii) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center allow more children in attendance than the licensed room capacity.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the capacity in room 103 is maintained at 8 children. There have been 9 children in attendance.
2019-06-28 2019-07-31 3A:52-4.3(a) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the children are supervised at all times during lunch time in the gymnasium.
2018-08-06 2019-06-28 3A:52-5.3(a)(15) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: ventilation outlets shall be clean and free from obstructions, and filters shall be replaced when saturated.

Violation Observed: Clean the vents in rooms in room 103, gym, boys/girls bathroom, on the 2nd floor.

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