The Goddard School - Brick NJ Regular Child Care Center

65 Drum Point Road , Brick NJ 08723
(732) 920-0229

About the Provider

Description: The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 15GOD0002
  • Capacity: 132
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: infant, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, before- & after-school; summer camp
  • 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
2021-08-24 2021-10-19 3A:52-4.10(a)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
The sponsor or sponsor representative, and each staff member shall complete a signed consent form provided by the Department that indicates the identifying information necessary to conduct a CARI background check, including the person’s name, address, date of birth, sex, race, and Social Security number. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), the Department shall advise each such person that the disclosure of his or her Social Security number is voluntary, and that the Social Security number will only be used for the purpose of conducting a CARI background check.

Violation Observed: Submit to OOL, CARI clearances for all Staff.
2021-08-24 2021-10-19 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: Submit to OOL, the center's cleared CHRI background checks for the center's sponsor and all staff.
2021-08-24 2021-10-19 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: Per updated COVID-19 Standards – Child Care Centers, issued 5.26.2021, ensure that children wash their hands with soap and water immediately before and after each meal.
2021-08-24 2021-10-19 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: Submit to OOL, at least 2 staff certificates for CPR and First Aid.
2021-08-24 2021-10-19 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: Submit to OOL, a current staff records checklist.
2021-08-24 2021-10-19 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 children sleeping in cribs are directly supervised at all times.
2019-12-11 2020-03-10 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: Submit cleared CARI background checks for 2 staff.
2019-12-11 2019-12-11 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 and the center's policies and procedures for tracking children, including during transitions from the playground. This violation was cited and abated as the training was conducted immediately following the incident.
2019-12-11 2019-12-11 3A:52-4.3(a)(1) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The center shall develop and implement an Office of Licensing-approved method to keep track of the location and ensure the safety of all children at all times when under the center’s supervision, including the transfer of supervision from and to parents during arrival and departure and the utilization of off-site locations, including playgrounds and field trips.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children are adhered to at all times throughout the center, including during transitions from the playground. A named staff failed to conduct the required face/name check upon re-entering the building from the playground and a named child was left unattended on the playground. At the time of the inspection, adequate procedures for tracking children were maintained throughout the center so the violation was cited and immediately abated.
2019-12-11 2019-12-11 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, including during transitions. A named child was left unattended on the playground for approximately 6-8 minutes. At the time of the follow-up inspection, adequate supervision was maintained throughout the center so the violation was cited and immediately abated.
2019-12-11 2020-03-10 3A:52-5.2(a)(5) State, county and municipal government physical facility requirements
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: Obtain a current fire certificate.
2018-12-13 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: Provide cots or 1 inch mats for children staying at the center for rest time.
2018-12-12 2019-06-20 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 that the sponsor or sponsor representative and all regularly scheduled staff complete CARI checks for the center's renewal.
2018-12-12 2019-05-13 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Environmental condition precautions are as follows: at the time of the initial application, any renewal application, relocation of an existing licensed center and, in the discretion of the Office of Licensing, any other time, the applicant or facility operator shall certify in writing that the center provides a potable water supply provided by a public community water system. If the facility is supplied by a public community water system, the applicant or facility operator shall provide documentation of water testing conducted by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and other sources used for drinking water or food preparation and at least 50 percent of all indoor water faucets utilized by the center.

Violation Observed: Conduct water testing for renewal and submit the DCF Statement of Assurance with the checklist of the test results to OOL.
2018-12-12 2019-07-24 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: Provide cots or 1 inch mats for children staying at the center for rest time.

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