The Learning Experience - Ledgewood NJ Regular Child Care Center

986 Route 46, Ledgewood NJ 07852
(973) 927-0342

About the Provider

Description: The Learning Experience is a Regular Child Care Center in Ledgewood NJ, with a maximum capacity of 180 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: 14LEA0008
  • Capacity: 180
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Aug 08, 2021
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: (973)601-6149 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Margarita (Margie) Kerwien (mkerwien@cfrmorris.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2019-10-23 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: At the time of the inspection, the Preschool 1 room had 11 children (ages 3-3.5) with one staff member. Due to the number of children a second staff member was needed.
2019-10-22 2020-11-22 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: At the time of the inspection, the Preschool 1 room had 11 children (ages 3-3.5) with one staff member. Due to the number of children a second staff member was needed.
2019-09-24 3A:52-5.3(q)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: at no time shall a center

Violation Observed: At the time of inspection, there were 12 children (ages .18-2yrs) with 3 staff in classroom: Toddler A. The max occupancy for this room is 11 for this room.
2019-09-19 2019-10-22 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: Replace the stained ceiling tiles in Room 7. | Replace the stained ceiling tiles in Room 10. | 9/19/19-Replace the stained ceiling tile in Room Preschool 1 & bathroom in Make Believe room.
2019-07-22 2019-09-19 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(1) Food and nutrition
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 all bottles are dated in Room 1. | Ensure all bottles are dated in Room 5.
2019-07-22 2019-09-19 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(i) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water before intake of food.

Violation Observed: Ensure children are washing their hands before the intake of food in Room 8.
2019-07-22 2019-09-19 3A:52-7.7(a)(1) Environmental sanitation requirements
Disinfectants shall be used as follows: the center shall disinfect those items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3 with a solution that shall be

Violation Observed: Ensure staff are using a 2 step process to wash and disinfect the diaper pad in Room 4.
2019-07-22 2019-09-19 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(i) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately before preparing or serving food.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff are washing their hands before serving food in Room 8.
2019-07-22 2019-09-19 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: Ensure the director designee has completed staff development in Understanding Licensing requirements. The designee is registered for the September 19, 2019 class.
2019-07-22 2019-10-22 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: Ensure the exit door in Room 10 is easily operable. Door knob can only be used pulling up.

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