N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:54-4.1 - Evaluation of family child care provider applicants

(a) The sponsoring organization shall provide to each applicant for a Certificate of Registration the following:
1. A copy of the Manual of Requirements for Family Child Care Registration;
2. An application form;
3. The names and addresses of all family child care networks known to the sponsoring organization and serving the applicant's geographic area; and
4. The name, address, and telephone number of the local resource and referral agency of the New Jersey Child Care Resource and Referral System serving the applicant's area, if other than the sponsoring organization.
(b) The sponsoring organization shall evaluate each applicant prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Registration.
(c) The sponsoring organization's evaluation of each applicant shall include a review of:
1. The provider application form, designated by the Office of Licensing;
2. Disclosures by the provider or applicant, the substitute provider, all members of the provider's household who are at least 14 years old, and the provider assistant and the alternate provider, if any, of any criminal conviction(s), as specified in 3A:54-5.2(a)10;
3. Child Abuse Record Information (CARI) background checks of the provider or applicant, the substitute provider, all members of the provider's household who are at least 14 years old, the provider assistant, and the alternate provider, if any, as specified in N.J.A.C. 3A:54-5.3(a)1;
4. Letters of reference received for the provider or applicant and the alternate provider, if any, as specified in 3A:54-5.2(e);
5. Health records submitted by the provider or applicant, the alternate provider and provider assistant, if any, and any household members who are present during the care of enrolled children as specified in 3A:54-5.2(b) and (c);
6. A written report of the evaluation visit to the applicant's family child care home, as specified in (d) below;
7. Evidence showing that the applicant and the alternate provider, if any, have completed pre-service training, as specified in 3A:54-4.2; and
8. Documentation for the applicant, substitute provider, and alternate provider, if any, of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and completion of a first aid course taken every three years if there is no expiration date.
i. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training shall be certified through one of the following: American Heart Association; American Red Cross; National Safety Council: Infant and Toddler CPR (if care is limited to infants and toddlers), or Medic Pediatric Course.
ii. The child care provider shall maintain current CPR and first aid certification, as long as the provider maintains their Certificate of Registration.
iii. The first aid training and CPR certification shall be applicable to any of the ages of the children enrolled in the Family Child Care Home at any given time.
iv. The CPR card and first aid certificate shall be available for review upon request.
v. The CPR and first aid training shall include an in-person learning component.
(d) Applicants who fail to submit all documentation within 90 days will be deemed to have withdrawn their application.
(e) The sponsoring organization shall visit each applicant's home to evaluate the applicant's compliance with all applicable requirements of the Manual of Requirements.
(f) The sponsoring organization shall complete and maintain on file a Home Inspection/Violation Report designated by the Office of Licensing for each home evaluated, identifying the date the violation was cited, the nature of the violation and the date that the reinspection occurred or will occur.


N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:54-4.1
Administrative Change, 49 N.J.R. 98a. Amended by 49 N.J.R. 531(a), effective 3/20/2017

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