The Learning Experience - Manahawkin NJ Regular Child Care Center

1600 Route 72 West , Manahawkin NJ 08050
(609) 978-2900
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About the Provider

Description:

The Learning Experience of Manahawkin is a home away from home for our TLE kids! We strive to create an environment of love, kindness, and learning. Our focus is a teaching style of learning through play with a curriculum which expands well beyond the traditional ABCs and 123s including manners, philanthropy, science and technology even for our littlest learners.

Come by and tour the center! We'd love to meet your little one as well!

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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 100300092
  • Capacity: 177
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, American Sign Language, Mandarin
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Current License Expiration Date: Oct 18, 2025
  • 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.)
  • Licensor: Sandra Flores (sflores@preventchildabusenj.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2023-02-09 2023-02-09 3A:52-6.6(a)(1)
The methods of guidance and discipline used shall: be positive.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. A named staff picked up 2 named children off the ground and forcefully laid them onto the mats during nap.
2023-02-09 2023-02-09 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: Based on information, retrain all staff on the center's discipline policy.
2022-12-01 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Based on information, provide a Corrective Action Plan to DCF as required.
2022-12-01 2022-12-01 3A:52-6.4(a)(1)
For early childhood programs, the center shall provide opportunities for daily rest and sleep as follows: for children 12 months of age and younger, the center shall ensure that each child is initially placed in a face-up sleeping position unless a different position is indicated in writing by the child's health care provider.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that infants initially placed on their backs and when an infant rolls, staff need to ensure that the children's heads are positioned to allow for appropriate breathing.
2022-12-01 2022-12-01 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 information, retrain all staff on the center's safe sleep policies and procedures.
2022-09-19 2022-09-19 3A:52-4.9(a)
The sponsor, sponsor representative, director, or any staff member shall verbally notify the State Central Registry Hotline (1-877 NJ ABUSE/1-877-652-2873) immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect by a staff member, or any other adult, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9, 8.10, 8.13 and 8.14.

Violation Observed: Based on information, provide a Corrective Action Plan to DCF as required.
2022-09-19 2022-09-19 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: Based on information, ensure that adequate procedures for incidents are adhered to at all times, including recognizing and reporting possible incidents of child abuse and neglect.
2022-09-19 2022-09-19 3A:52-6.6(a)(1)
The methods of guidance and discipline used shall: be positive.

Violation Observed: Based on information, ensure that staff utilize positive methods of guidance and discipline at all times throughout the center. A named staff chased a named child and grabbed the named child by the upper arm after the named child didn't comply with directives to stop.
2022-09-19 2022-10-21 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 information, retrain all staff on: 1. Recognizing and reporting possible incidents of child abuse and neglect and 2. The center's discipline policy.
2022-07-05 2022-09-19 3A:52-6.4(i)
Children shall not use pacifiers with straps or other types of attachment devices.

Violation Observed: Cease the use of pacifier straps or other types of attachment devices.
2022-07-05 2022-09-19 3A:52-4.5(a)(3)(i)(1)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall designate individuals with the authority and responsibility to develop and implement written policies and procedures for the operation of the center, including a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility and communication.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center has a table of organization that illustrates lines of authority, responsibility and communication.
2022-07-05 2022-10-21 3A:52-4.6(a)
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: Ensure that the center completes and maintains on file a Staff Records Checklist designated by OOL.
2022-07-05 2022-09-19 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
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: Ensure that CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire. 5 staff.
2022-07-05 2022-08-04 3A:52-4.11(a)(1)
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: Ensure that all staff, the sponsor and/or the sponsor representative complete a CHRI background check as required for the center's license renewal. 4 staff.
2022-07-05 2022-09-19 3A:52-4.6(c)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the group teacher shall meet the requirements for experience and education

Violation Observed: Ensure that the group teacher meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.

If you are a provider and you believe any information is incorrect, please contact us. We will research your concern and make corrections accordingly.

Reviews

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MommaD Mar 17, 2012

We have been with The Learning Experience-Manahawkin family since its inception. We had tried two other schools in the area where we had some issues: one school we loved, but the hours were not conducive to a working family's schedule and the other "school" had the hours we needed, but it was just glorified babysitting. TLE is the WHOLE PACKAGE! You can't beat it! The hours are conducive to our schedules, Make Believe Boulevard is awesome, all snacks and HOT lunches are provided, the curriculum ROCKS and you feel like family when you are there!! I encourage you to look in the area and find another center that offers all of that and then come to TLE to compare. 
My non-verbal 1yr old started in the Toddler room. Coming from the previous school that placed my child in the same room as a 6 wk old, my child had trouble communicating. Within a week of being in at TLE, my child was using sign language and babbling way more! The exposure my child had to a REAL curriculum and all of the different activities in the Toddler room really made a difference in my child's development! My child has grown by leaps and bounds and is flourishing in the Prepper classroom getting ready for PS1! As an added bonus, my child was potty-trained 100% before the age of 2 1/2! 
My oldest started in the PS2 class. They would conduct science experiments and travel through time to learn about the dinosaurs! I attribute my kindergartener's above average scores to TLE! 
Look no further...come take a tour!!

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