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


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, 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.)
  • Licensor: Sandra Flores (

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2021-07-23 2021-08-13 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 emergency lighting is operable in room 104.
2019-07-01 2019-08-05 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.
2019-07-01 2019-08-05 3A:52-4.8(c) Orientation training
The center shall ensure that all staff members who work at the center complete 12 hours of continuing staff development each year.
2019-07-01 2019-08-05 3A:52-7.5(b)(10) Administration and control of prescription and non-prescription medicines and health care procedures
The center shall develop and follow a policy on the administration of medication and health care procedures to children, which shall include the following provisions: the center shall store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Ensure the child has a special care plan. | Ensure epi-pen is in the box.
2019-07-01 2019-09-03 3A:52-5.3(a)(15) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: ventilation outlets shall be clean and free from obstructions, and filters shall be replaced when saturated.

Violation Observed: Ensure vents are operable in all the bathrooms. | Clean vents in bathrooms 113 and 120.
2019-07-01 2019-08-05 3A:52-4.11(a)(2) 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 provide the identifying information and documentation to the State-authorized vendor as necessary to conduct a CHRI background check, including the individual’s name, address, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, sex, race, height, weight, hair color, eye color, Social Security number, and the center’s license number.

Violation Observed: Pertaining to 1 staff.
2019-07-01 2019-08-05 3A:52-6.4(b)(2) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children over the age of 12 months and under the age of five years, 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 CRF 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at, playpen, cot, mat, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirements:

Violation Observed: Repair and replace sleeping mats.

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


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! 
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