Whole Life Christian Academy - Paterson NJ Regular Child Care Center

484 EAST 24TH STREET , PATERSON NJ 07514
(973) 782-4899

About the Provider

Description: Whole Life Christian Academy is a Regular Child Care Center in PATERSON NJ, with a maximum capacity of 52 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of 0 - 6 years. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 16FIR0003
  • Capacity: 52
  • Age Range: 0 - 6 years
  • State Rating: 1
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Mar 06, 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: Amanda Persaud (Apersaud@cjfhc.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2019-05-08 3A:52-5.3(a)(5) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: garbage receptacles shall be

Violation Observed: Ensure the trash can in the infant room is emptied at all times when soiled diapers are in them.
2019-05-02 2019-06-24 3A:52-4.3(c) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The following staff/child ratios shall apply, except as specified in 3A:52-4.3(d) through (f): | Age Staff/Child Ratio | Under 18 months - 1:4 | 18 months up to 2 ½ years - 1:6 | 2 ½ years up to 4 years - 1:10 | 4 years - 1:12 | 5 years and older - 1:15

Violation Observed: Recited: Ensure there is enough staff to meet ratios in room 4 wherein there was one staff with 12 infants and a second staff member joined the room. However, three staff members were needed. | 5/17/2019- | Ensure there are enough staff to meet ratios in room 4 wherein there was 2 staff members with 10 infants and a second staff member was needed.
2019-05-02 2019-06-24 3A:52-4.3(d) Staff/child ratios and supervision
The following staff/child ratios shall apply during rest or sleep, when the criteria listed in 3A:52-4.3(d) 1, 2, and 3 are met: | Age Staff/Child Ratio | Under 18 months - 1:10 | 18 months to under 2 ½ years - 1:12 | 2 ½ years and above - 1:20

Violation Observed: Recited: Ensure there is enough staff to meet ratios in room 4 wherein there were five children sleeping in room 1 without a staff person. The teacher from room 2 was left to watch two classes | 5/17/2019- | Ensure there are enough staff to meet ratios in room 2 wherein there was one staff member with 22 children ages 2.5 to 4.
2018-12-07 2020-02-24 3A:52-4.8(e) Orientation training
Directors shall complete staff development in understanding licensing regulations as provided by the Office of Licensing within 90 days of hire. Such staff development may be included in the required 20 hours of staff development specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.8(d).

Violation Observed: Designate a director designee and ensure that person attends the Understanding Licensing training.
2018-12-07 3A:52-4.8(a)(2) Orientation training
Topics of orientation training shall include understanding center operations, policies and procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-4.5(b)3.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff receive an annual orientation for the 2018 school year. The last orientation took place in 2017.
2018-12-07 2019-12-16 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 that one new staff member receives a CARI check and maintain the clearance letter on file at the center.
2018-12-07 2020-10-01 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 that one new staff member receives a CHRI check and maintain the clearance letter on file at the center.
2018-12-07 2020-02-24 3A:52-7.5(b)(7)(i) 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 maintain on file a record of the following the child's name and parental authorization for the center to administer medication or health care procedures.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the child in the infant room has an asthma action plan.
2018-12-07 3A:52-6.4(b)(1)(ii) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
The center shall provide sleeping equipment for children 12 months of age and younger, 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 CFR 1219 and 1220, which is incorporated herein by reference, and can be obtained through the CPSC's website at https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety- Education-Centers/cribs , playpen, or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment that meets the following requirement that sleeping equipment shall be free of pillows and soft bedding, including, but not limited to bumper pads, when occupied by a sleeping child.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the cribs are free of storage in the infant room.
2018-12-07 3A:52-5.4(a)(6)(i) Additional physical plant requirements for early childhood programs
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 at all times whereas a child was able to gain access to the kitchen .
2018-12-07 2019-06-24 3A:52-6.1(g)(2)(i) Activities
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: centers serving children less than 18 months of age shall provide at least four types of children's daily activities including, but not limited to, sensory; language and dramatic play; manipulative; building; large muscle; music; or other comparable activities; and at least four types of supplies and equipment for each activity area chosen by the center. Staff members shall provide periodic activity or learning opportunities to stimulate the five senses of non-ambulatory children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the supplies in all classrooms are replenished.
2018-12-07 2020-02-24 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(ii)(1) Food and nutrition
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply, feeding requirements for centers serving children less than 18 months of age are as follows: for children less than 12 months of age, the feeding plan shall be documented in writing.

Violation Observed: Ensure that written feeding plans are maintained for two children.
2018-12-07 2019-06-24 3A:52-6.4(f) Rest and sleep requirements for early childhood programs
When cribs, playpens, cots, mats or other Office of Licensing-approved sleeping equipment are stored with sheets, blankets, or other coverings as single units, at least one item of each unit shall be labeled with child-identifying information.

Violation Observed: Pertains to the cots in room 2.
2018-12-07 2019-06-24 3A:52-5.3(q)(3)(v) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Space and room requirements are as follows: Indoor space requirements for play rooms and sleep rooms are as follows the center shall identify all rooms of the center that have been approved by the Office of Licensing. This identification shall consist of numbers, letters, names or any other means of identification and shall be located either inside or directly outside each room.

Violation Observed: Relabel all rooms.
2018-12-07 2019-05-02 3A:52-5.3(f)(2) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Toilet facility requirements are as follows: mirrors, dispensers, and other equipment shall be fastened securely.

Violation Observed: Securely fasten the toilet seats in the infant room.

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