The Little Neighborhood Learning Center - Kearny NJ Regular Child Care Center

429 KEARNY AVE , KEARNY NJ 07032
(201) 998-7384
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About the Provider

Description: The Little Neighborhood Learning Center is a Regular Child Care Center in KEARNY NJ, with a maximum capacity of 117 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: 09LIT0006
  • Capacity: 117
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Spanish
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 27, 2024
  • 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: Robin Happonen (rhapponen@gmail.com)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2021-07-09 3A:52-5.3(i)(5)(i)
Environmental condition precautions are as follows: at the time of the initial application, any renewal application, relocation of an existing licensed center and, in the discretion of the Office of Licensing, any other time, the applicant or facility operator shall certify in writing that the center provides a potable water supply provided by a public community water system. If the facility is supplied by a public community water system, the applicant or facility operator shall provide documentation of water testing conducted by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection for water testing for lead and copper from all faucets and other sources used for drinking water or food preparation and at least 50 percent of all indoor water faucets utilized by the center.

Violation Observed: Submit to the OOL, a copy of the Drinking Water testing results and all required documentation.
2021-07-08 2021-07-08 3A:52-5.4(a)(6)(i)
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 that the kitchen door remains closed to prevent accidental access by the children.
2021-07-08 3A:52-4.10(b)(1)
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.

Violation Observed: There is 1 CARI missing.
2021-07-08 3A:52-3.4(a)
The sponsor or sponsor representative shall secure comprehensive general liability insurance coverage for the center and shall maintain on file a copy of the insurance policy or documentation of current insurance coverage.

Violation Observed: Submit to the OOL, a copy of proof the center's comprehensive general liability insurance.
2021-07-08 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: There are 2 CHRIs missing.
2021-07-08 3A:52-7.9(a)(1)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: the center shall maintain on file a log of the initial illnesses, symptoms of illness, or diseases that are exhibited by each child while in the center’s care, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1(c) and (d). This illness log shall include

Violation Observed: Submit to the OOL, a copy of the center's illness log for the prior 30 day period.
2021-07-08 2021-08-17 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: Submit to OOL, a copy of all staff's proof of orientation training.
2021-07-08 2021-08-17 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 Updated COVID-19 Standards Child Care Centers, issued 5.26.2021, ensure that everyone entering the building is screened prior to entry.
2021-07-08 2021-08-17 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: Submit to the OOL, a copy of the center's table of organization, including all staff and their responsibilities.
2021-07-08 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(ii)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of children's daily attendance records, including the daily time of arrival and departure.

Violation Observed: Submit to the OOL, a copy of the children's attendance record for the previous 2 week period.
2021-07-08 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(i)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of staff attendance records indicating daily hours worked.

Violation Observed: Submit to the OOL, a copy of the staff's attendance record for the previous 2 week period.
2021-07-08 2021-08-17 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: Ensure the all staff know how many children are in their care at all times. The staff on the playground stated their were 12 children, when 13 were present.
2018-08-22 2020-01-14 3A:52-4.8(c)
The center shall ensure that all staff members who work at the center complete 12 hours of continuing staff development each year.
2018-08-22 2020-01-14 3A:52-4.8(d)(1)
In lieu of the child care staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(b), the director, head teacher(s), group teacher(s), and program supervisor(s) shall each complete 20 hours of staff development each year. Recommended topics of training for these staff include educational and physical activity.
2018-08-22 2019-12-12 3A:52-6.8(l)
The center shall distribute a copy of the social media policy to the parent of each enrolled child and to each staff member and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s signature and each staff member’s signature attesting to the receipt of the policy.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the social media policy meet the OOL requirements.

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Reviews

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happy parent Sep 09, 2013

My child is now 25. She attended this daycare from age 2 through Kindergarten. It was an excellent school, and by that, I mean school. Much more than a daycare. Friendly attentive caring staff, and a real curriculum. From day 1 my child was learning. This is not daycare/babysitting--it is classroom learning.

The facilities are clean. The staff is loving. Even now many years later, I still drop in every so often to see Miss Olga, the owner/director. I'm happy to see this school is still open and still serving the children and community in a positive way.

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