Zadie's Nurturing Den - Summit NJ Regular Child Care Center

1 WALNUT STREET, SUMMIT NJ 07901
(908) 277-8584

About the Provider

Description: The mission of Zadie’s Nurturing Den is to provide the highest quality childcare in a nurturing, inspiring and academically stimulating environment.

We aim to employ and retain the highest caliber individuals who love‚ respect and value the learning process for children.

We are determined to develop your ’little ones’ into self-confident and self-expressive beings who excel in mastering the basic academic skills needed to achieve life’s success.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 20ZAD0001
  • Capacity: 183
  • Age Range: 0 - 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: (908)421-9122 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Rachelle Marie De Los Reyes (rdelosreyes@cjfhc.org)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number Summary
2020-03-11 3A:52-7.8(a)(4)(ii) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: staff members shall wash their hands with soap and running water immediately after toileting.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff wash their hands after each diaper change. At the time of the inspection, staff in room 119 did not wash their hands after changing diapers.
2020-03-09 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: 1 child is missing part of their medication prescribed by the physician.
2020-03-09 3A:52-4.4(a)(2) Grouping of children
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply for infants (under 18 months of age) and toddlers (18 months to 2½ years of age): a group shall consist of four infants or six toddlers to whom a primary caregiver has been assigned.

Violation Observed: Assign primary caregivers and provide a list in the infant and toddler classrooms.
2020-03-09 3A:52-6.1(g)(2)(ii) 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 ensure infants have age-appropriate, supervised tummy time at least twice per day.

Violation Observed: Ensure age appropriate equipment and furniture is provided. At the time of the inspection, infants were observed playing and sleeping on a queen size memory foam mattress that is not approved and needs to be removed.
2020-03-09 3A:52-6.3(b)(3)(iv)(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 bottles, each child's bottle(s) shall be labeled with the child's name and dated.

Violation Observed: Ensure all bottles are dated.
2020-03-09 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(i) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water before intake of food.

Violation Observed: Ensure all children wash their hands with soap and water before eating. At the time of the inspection, only 4 out of the 7 children washed their hands before lunch.
2020-03-09 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 center conducts monthly fire drills.
2020-03-09 3A:52-7.5(b)(7)(iv) 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 instructions for administration, including the dosage and frequency.

Violation Observed: Ensure center follows their medication policy when administering medication. Staff administered over the counter medication without receiving the proper dosage from the physician.
2020-03-09 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: Ensure center maintains adequate staff/child ratios at all times. At the time of the inspection, staff left the playground and walked into the building leaving children out of ratio on 3 separate occasions.
2020-03-09 3A:52-6.4(b)(1) 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

Violation Observed: Ensure children are placed in their cribs to sleep. At the time of the inspection children were sleeping in bouncy seats and on a mattress on the floor.
2020-03-09 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(ii) 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 children's daily attendance records, including the daily time of arrival and departure.

Violation Observed: Ensure children are signed in and out daily including children that are dropping in for the day.
2020-03-09 3A:52-7.8(a)(1)(v) Personal hygiene requirements
Handwashing requirements are as follows: the center shall ensure that children three months of age and older wash their hands with soap and running water immediately after outdoor play.

Violation Observed: Ensure children wash their hands when returning from outdoor play. At the time of the inspection, 4 out of 7 children did not wash their hands.
2020-03-09 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 director signs in and out daily.
2020-03-09 2020-03-09 3A:52-5.3(a)(10) Physical plant requirements for all centers
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: all corrosive agents, insecticides, bleaches, detergents, polishes, any products under pressure in an aerosol spray can, and any toxic substance shall be stored in a locked cabinet or in an enclosure located in an area not accessible to the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure hand sanitizer is inaccessible to children. Upon request it was removed.
2020-03-09 3A:52-7.7(e)(1)(iii) Environmental sanitation requirements
For early childhood programs, the following shall apply: in addition to the items specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:52-7.7(a)3, the following equipment items or surfaces shall be washed and disinfected after each use, diapering surfaces.

Violation Observed: Ensure staff use the 2 step washing and disinfecting process when washing and disinfecting the diaper changing area. At the time of the inspection, staff only used the bleach and water solution to clean the diaper changing area.

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