The Learning Circle YMCA - Summit NJ Regular Child Care Center

95 MORRIS AVE, SUMMIT NJ 07901
(908) 273-7040

About the Provider

Description: The Learning Circle YMCA is a Regular Child Care Center in SUMMIT NJ, with a maximum capacity of 254 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 13 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 20LEA0004
  • Capacity: 254
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Jan 31, 2022
  • 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
2020-02-24 3A:52-5.3(a)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: floors, carpeting, walls, window coverings, ceilings, and other surfaces shall be kept clean and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Repair the ripped red, blue and green couch in room 10.
2020-02-24 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 center maintains adequate staff/child ratios at all times. At the time of the inspection, a staff member walked out of room 20 leaving 15 children with 1 staff when 2 were needed.
2020-02-24 2020-02-24 3A:52-5.3(m)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Supplemental evacuation requirements are as follows: cribs, beds, playpens, and cots used for rest or sleep shall be arranged so as to provide access to a three-foot-wide aisle that leads to an unobstructed exit.

Violation Observed: Ensure cribs do not block the exit in the infant room. Upon request the was blocked.
2020-02-24 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: Ensure staff do not store supplies on top of the changing table in the infant room.
2020-02-24 2020-02-24 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 diaper cream is not stored on the diaper changing table and out of reach of children in room 2. Upon request it was removed.
2020-02-24 3A:52-5.3(n)(4) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: all fire extinguishers shall be visually inspected once a month, and serviced and tagged at least once a year and recharged, if necessary, as specified in the NJUFC.

Violation Observed: Ensure fire extinguishers in the toddler area are tagged to reflect the current year.
2020-02-24 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: Ensure free standing fan is secured in room 6.
2020-02-24 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 highchair trays are washed and disinfected using the 2 step cleaning and disinfecting process.
2020-02-24 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(iv)(1) 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, soiled diapers shall be disposed of as follows, soiled disposable diapers shall be placed in a closed container that is lined with a leakproof or impervious lining. Such diapers shall be removed from the center daily and placed in a closed garbage receptacle outside the building.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff dispose of soiled diapers in a closed container in room 3 bathroom.
2020-02-24 3A:52-5.4(a)(6)(i) Additional physical plant requirements for early childhood programs
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, kitchen facility requirements are as follows: the kitchen facility or food preparation area shall be separated from other areas of the center by a door, gate, screen, or other barrier to prevent accidental access by children.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff kitchen door is closed when not in use.
2020-02-24 3A:52-7.7(e)(1)(iii) Environmental sanitation requirements
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: in addition to the items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3, the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use, diapering surfaces.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff use the 2 step cleaning and disinfecting process when cleaning and disinfecting the diaper changing area.
2020-02-24 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 covers to the electrical outlets in room 21.
2020-02-24 3A:52-4.5(c)(2)(ii) Staff responsibilities
The director or his or her designee(s) shall be on the premises at all times when the center is operating and the designee shall complete staff development in understanding licensing rules as provided by the Office.

Violation Observed: Provide understanding licensing training for the director.
2020-02-24 2020-02-24 3A:52-5.3(d)(3) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Heating requirements are as follows: the center shall not use portable liquid fuel-burning or wood-burning heating appliances or electric space heaters.

Violation Observed: Remove the space heaters from the nurses office. Upon request it was removed.
2020-02-24 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: Repair the emergency light in room 22.

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