Tiny Tiki's Learning Center - Little Falls NJ Temporary Child Care Center

601 Main Street , Little Falls NJ 07424
(973) 256-8180
5 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: Tiny Tiki's Learning Center is a Temporary Child Care Center in Little Falls NJ, with a maximum capacity of 68 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: 16KID0002
  • Capacity: 68
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Before and After School
  • 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: Lori Ritchwood (lritchwood@cjfhc.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 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: Complete and submit a DCF Drinking Water Testing Checklist and Statement of Assurance and a copy of the center's water testing completed by a laboratory certified by the Department of Environmental Protection.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.3(a)(4)
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, if the center provides food, the center shall ensure that the food is stored, prepared, and served in a sanitary manner.

Violation Observed: Ensure that food provided by the center is stored, prepared and served in a sanitary manner. There was expired milk in the toddler classroom. It was removed during the inspection.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.3(a)(11)(viii)
All centers shall comply with the following requirements, unless contraindicated by the parent or health care provider, the center shall limit foods that are high in solid fats, added sugar, trans fats, and sodium.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all food and beverages provided by the center comply with the minimum CACFP standards, including limiting foods that are high in solid fats, added sugar, trans fats and sodium. The center has high sugar content cereals for the children.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 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: Maintain an illness log on file at the center and ensure that it contains all of the required components.
2022-07-15 2022-10-05 3A:52-7.6(b)(1)
The center shall maintain on file a written record of each incident resulting in an injury as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.6(a). These records shall include the following: the name of the injured child.

Violation Observed: Complete accident reports as required, including the name of the injured child.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-7.8(d)(1)(ii)(3)
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: diapering requirements for centers serving children who are not toilet trained are as follows, diapering area and surface requirements are as follows, the diapering surface shall be flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent, and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Ensure that diapering surfaces are flat, smooth, clean, dry, non-absorbent and in good repair in classroom 4.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 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.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-5.3(o)(1)
First aid requirements are as follows: at least two staff members who have current certified basic knowledge of first aid principles and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as defined by a recognized health organization (such as the American Red Cross), shall be in the center at all times when enrolled children are present.

Violation Observed: Ensure that at least two staff have current first aid and CPR certifications and are present at all times at the center.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all credentialed staff complete 20 hours of staff development annually.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 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.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff complete 12 hours of staff development annually.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-3.6(b)(1)
The center shall distribute a copy of the Information to Parents document to each child’s parent(s) upon enrollment and to every person upon becoming a staff member and secure and maintain on file a record of each parent’s and staff member’s signature attesting to receipt of the document. The center shall maintain on file a copy of the Information to Parents document.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families and staff a copy of the Information to Parents document and maintains on file signatures of all staff and families attesting to the receipt of the policy.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-7.11(a)(1)
Each center shall develop a written policy on the management of communicable diseases. This policy shall include the following: the list of illnesses and symptoms of illness for which a child will be separated from the group and possibly sent home, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.1©.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families the center's communicable disease policy and that it includes the list of symptoms for which a child will be excluded from the center.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.5(a)(1)
The center shall maintain on file and follow a written policy on the release of children, which shall include the provision that each child may be released only to the child's parent(s) or person(s) authorized by the parent(s), as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-6.8(a)3, to take the child from the center and to assume responsibility for the child in an emergency if the parent(s) cannot be reached.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains and distributes to all families and staff the center's policy on the release of children, including a provision that children can only be released to the parent or other authorized individuals.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.8(j)(1)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy on the expulsion of children from enrollment at the center. The expulsion policy shall include

Violation Observed: Develop and maintain on file an expulsion policy.
2022-07-15 2022-09-02 3A:52-6.8(k)(1)
The center shall develop and follow a written policy on the use of social media including, but not limited to the use of social networking sites and other websites.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center's social media policy includes its policies regarding the use of social networking sites and other websites.

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Reviews

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1happymommy Nov 22, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I am so happy with this school, my child is learning so much and loves coming to school each day. I am amazed at how much she has learned. The school is clean and my daughter has even started picking up her toys at home because of the structure at the school. With everything included (food) it makes life so much easier. My daughter eats food at school that she would never eat at home. Bravo Tiny Tiki's!

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Kathy Feb 05, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I was hesitant at first to bring my daughter to Tiny Tiki after hear a few bad comments. I decided to check the place out for myself after looking at a few daycare's. The staff was about to leave when I walked in for a holiday break over the summer, but Ms. Donna welcomed me in to show me around. I was impressed with how clean each of the rooms were. They have hard wood floors throughout with the occasional area rug for children to sit and play or read. Each child has their own hook for their coats and backpacks. The infant room as a dedicated location for each child's belongings (Diapers, cups, snack, pacifiers, etc.) They have an outside location for the children to play during the warm weather. In the summer they do water play. Once a week the music teacher comes in and the kids have a blast. Tiny Tiki is a fun place to be.
After a short discussion with my husband we decided to bring our daughter here. Day one was rough for me to leave my daughter at 3 months old, but Ms. Donna was quick to send me pictures of how happy she was throughout the day.
Over a year later I can honestly say choosing Tiny Tiki was the best decision. My daughter is so happy to go to day care each day. She knows all the teachers and can say their names at almost 2 yrs old. They all care for each of the children as their own. There are even times when she cries because she doesn't want to leave. I never worry about her being there all day while my husband and I are at work.
Keep up the great work! Thumbs up to Ms. Donna for running such a great school.

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Love this school! Jan 05, 2016
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter has been attending this school for many years and I love this school and so does she. My family is in the education field and we are all very pleased with what she is learning. She loves school and her teachers. She is very happy. The school is very clean and the staff is very caring towards the students. It is a shame that disgruntle employees are permitted to write on the internet and hurt a good business...shame on them...I just love this school and so will you.

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Very happy mom Feb 13, 2013

My child has attended this school for 4 years and I have never been happier with a school. I have done a lot of research and visited every school in the area before placing my child in anyone's care. Tiny Tiki's has so much to offer the students and the staff is wonderful. My son is learning so much and he loves going to school. I am very pleased with my decision and in 4 years have never had one complaint or concern.

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mommy3 Jul 10, 2012

I walked in to see the setting and inquire about rates and I was met by a "teacher" yelling at a pre-schooler about not following rules. Her demeanor completely changed when the person who was showing me around let her know there was someone visiting.  I walked out and immediately threw the folder I was given directly into the garbage. If the parent to the little boy who got yelled at reads this, get your child out!

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