Vineland III HeadStart Center - Vineland NJ Regular Child Care Center

116 ELMER ST , VINELAND NJ 08360
(856) 691-5838

About the Provider

Description: Gateway Head Start/EHS offers a school readiness program for children ages 0-5 at locations throughtout Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and Mercer counties in New Jersey, as well as the Germantown-Lehigh section of Philadelphia, Pa. Transportation is available at many sites. Services may be free to eligible families. Refer to the list below for locations and ages served.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 06VIN0006
  • Capacity: 68
  • Age Range: 2 1/2 - 6 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • 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.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2021-12-13 2022-01-11 3A:52-4.6(b)(1) Staff qualifications
The director shall meet the following qualification requirements for early childhood programs licensed to serve more than 30 children, the director shall meet the qualification requirements as specified in N.J.A.C 3A:52-4.6(b) for education and experience.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the director meets the required qualifications as specified in the manual.
2021-10-26 2022-01-06 3A:52-4.8(a)(1) Orientation training
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. The center's supervision policy and 2. The center's policy on the release of children, including verifying the identification of caregivers prior to releasing children.
2021-10-26 2021-12-03 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations pursuant to Executive Order No. 149, ensure that all health and safety guidelines are adhered to as required. Based on information, provide a Corrective Action Plan to DCF as required.
2021-10-26 2021-10-26 3A:52-6.5(a)(1) Policy on the release of children
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: Based on information, ensure that all staff adhere to the center's policy on the release of children, including verifying the identification of caregivers prior to releasing children.
2021-10-26 2021-10-26 3A:52-4.3(a) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. Based on information, ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. A named staff allowed a named child to leave the classroom unsupervised without confirming who the child was walking towards. The named child exited the center and went to an unauthorized caregiver. |
2021-09-10 2022-01-06 3A:52-4.10(a)(1) Child Abuse Record Information background check procedures
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 the CARI clearance is provided for the program director.
2021-09-10 2021-09-28 3A:52-3.4(a) Comprehensive general liability insurance
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: Ensure a current general liability insurance policy is provided in NJCCIS.
2021-09-10 2021-12-14 3A:52-4.11(a)(1) 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 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 the CHRI clearance is provided for the program director.
2021-09-10 2021-10-26 3A:52-4.8(g)(2) Orientation training
The center shall maintain on file documentation of the date, time, topic, presenter, and attendance for all staff development and orientation completed by center staff members. For staff development provided by another source, the center shall maintain on file documentation of the name of the person or organization that provided the staff development.

Violation Observed: Ensure orientation documentation is provided for all staff.
2021-09-10 2021-09-28 3A:52-5.3(r) Physical plant requirements for all centers
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 need to ensure a written screening policy is provided to parents and staff.
2021-09-10 2021-12-03 3A:52-5.3(n)(1) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Fire prevention requirements are as follows: the center shall conduct fire drills at least once a month, as specified in the NJUFC. The center shall ensure that fire drills are conducted during each session provided at the center and that one fire drill per year is conducted during nap time, if applicable.

Violation Observed: Ensure a fire drill log is provided.
2021-09-10 2021-09-28 3A:52-5.3(i)(8) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Environmental condition precautions are as follows: at the time of the initial application, any renewal application, relocation of an existing licensed center, and, as determined by the Office of Licensing, on a case-by-case basis, the facility operator shall submit to the Office of Licensing a Safe Building Interior Certification or other approval issued by the Department of Health that indicates that no further remediation is needed for the interior of the building in which the center is located.

Violation Observed: Ensure the DOH certificate is uploaded into NJCCIS.
2021-09-10 2021-09-28 3A:52-5.3(a)(19) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the center shall test for the presence of radon gas in each classroom on the lowest floor level used by children at least once every five years and shall post the test results in a prominent location in all buildings at the center, as specified in N.J.S.A. 30:5B-5.2.

Violation Observed: Ensure a current Radon test is provided.
2021-09-10 2021-09-28 3A:52-4.6(a) Staff qualifications
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 the staff record checklist reflects the program director.
2021-09-10 2021-09-28 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(i) Staff responsibilities
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: Ensure the directors hours are provided.

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