The Learning Experience - Belle Mead NJ Regular Child Care Center

2176 Route 206 , Belle Mead NJ 08502
(908) 829-3921
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: We offer premier child are to children ages six weeks to five years and after school care up to eight years of age. The Learning Experience is not just a daycare facility but also a complete child development center with a dynamic and fun environment that is committed to quality care and education of your child.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 110800058
  • Capacity: 173
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time
  • 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
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-4.3(a)
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 report, ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center, including during transitions.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-4.3(a)(1)
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 report, ensure that adequate procedures for tracking children are adhered to at all times throughout the center including during transitions.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times in room 127. There were 16 children present of the age of 5 to 6 years with 1 staff member wherein two staff members are required.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-4.3(d)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply during rest or sleep, when the criteria listed in 3A:52-4.3(d) 1, 2, and 3 are met:Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:1018 months to under 2 ½ years - 1:122 ½ years and above - 1:20

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times in room 113including during nap and rest time. There were 16 children of the ages of 18 months to 2.5 years with a ratio of 1:12 during naptime which requires 2 staff members wherein there was 1 staff member present.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.7(b)
Staff members shall not use abusive language, ridicule, harsh, humiliating or frightening treatment or any other form of emotional punishment of children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the staff do not utilize any form of emotional punishment at any time in room 116. A staff member had yelled a student "stay on your bed" and then left the room. this was heard out in the hallway.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)(ii)
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 sleeping equipment shall be free of pillows and soft bedding, including, but not limited to bumper pads, when occupied by a sleeping child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that sleeping equipment is free of pillows, soft bedding, bumpers and other hazards when occupied by a sleeping child. Ensure that the crib sheets are tight and not loose fitting in room 105.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.4(a)(3)
For early childhood programs, the center shall provide opportunities for daily rest and sleep as follows: swaddling of children during rest and sleep is prohibited.

Violation Observed: Cease swaddling infants in room 105.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-4.8(a)(1)
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 report, retrain the named staff on 1. The center's supervision policy and 2. The center's policies and procedures for tracking.
2022-08-16 2022-09-02 3A:52-4.8(a)(7)
Topics of orientation training shall include implementing the center's statement of policy on the disciplining of children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.6.

Violation Observed: Ensure that staff in room 116 are retrained on the center's discipline policy.
2022-02-04 2022-02-18 3A:52-4.3(a)
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 adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. There were 2 girls in the bathroom without adult supervision in room 125.
2022-02-04 2022-02-18 3A:52-4.3(c)
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f):Age Staff/Child RatioUnder 18 months - 1:418 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:62 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:104 years - 1:125 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate staff/child ratios are maintained at all times throughout the center. Room 129 had 13 children; 9 children at 4 years and 4 children at 5 years with is a total ratio of 1.02 which requires 2 staff and 1 staff was present in the room.
2022-02-04 2022-02-18 3A:52-5.3(r)
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 the NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations pursuant to Executive Order No. 149, ensure that all health and safety guidelines are adhered to as required. Ensure the safety of the children by removing the mask strap from all children in room 127.
2022-02-04 2022-02-18 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(ii)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for children less than 12 months of age, the feeding plan shall be

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child under 12 months of age has a written feeding plan to include the amount of food a child should receive and have the parent sign and date the plan in room 125.
2022-02-04 2022-03-18 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)(ii)
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 sleeping equipment shall be free of pillows and soft bedding, including, but not limited to bumper pads, when occupied by a sleeping child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that sleeping equipment is free of pillows, soft bedding, bumpers and other hazards when occupied by a sleeping child. Ensure that the loose crib sheets do not pose a hazard to the children in room 105.
2022-02-04 2022-02-18 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Ensure that each child's bottle is labeled with the child's name and date in room 105.

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Reviews

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Himani May 22, 2015
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I am very protective of my soon to be 2 and 3 year old Daughter and Son and want them to be in a safe environment. After interviewing many daycares, I chose learning experience because they treat each child as if they were their own. Ms Carly, Madhu Rita, Carly are full of passion, truly knows how to "train" children and are miracle worker. Learning Experience is not only a valuable resource for care during working hours, but also for supplemental babysitting, and we can confidently recommend it to anyone.

They provide healthy, balanced regular hot meals and snacks. They also have daily circle/song time, crafts projects, various skills building toys/activities, and sufficient and regular outdoor play in a well kept area in the back. The organizers and day care staff are kind and attentive. There are also a lot of little extra touches that make moms feel like their kids are very well taken care of such as the daily reports, Extra Huggs and warmth that each teacher shows. I'm extremely satisfied with my choice and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a daycare center for their precious child.

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