Borough of Milltown, NJ
Middlesex County
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[Ord. No. 974 § 1; Ord. No. 989 § 1]
There shall be a School-Aged Child Care Program for the Borough of Milltown, administered by the Borough of Milltown, Department of Parks and Recreation, to provide care and activities for students of Milltown residents registered in the schools in the Borough.
[Ord. No. 974 § 2]
As used in this chapter:
BOROUGH
Shall mean the Borough of Milltown, Department of Parks and Recreation.
BUREAU
Shall mean the Bureau of Licensing, Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services.
CENTER
Shall mean the school-aged child care program in the Borough of Milltown.
CHILD
Shall mean any person under 13 years of age.
DEPARTMENT
Shall mean the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
DIRECTOR
Shall mean the staff member responsible for the daily operation and management of the Center.
DIVISION
Shall mean the Division of Youth and Family Services, Department of Human Services.
MANUAL
Shall mean the rules contained in the Requirements for Child Care Centers, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122.
PARENT
Shall mean a birth or adoptive parent, legal guardian, or any other person having responsibility for, or custody of, a child.
STAFF MEMBER
Shall mean any person(s) employed by or working for or at the Center on a regularly scheduled basis. This includes full-time, part-time, voluntary, substitute, contract or consulting personnel, whether compensated or not.
[Amended 6-13-2016 by Ord. No. 16-1429; 3-12-2018 by Ord. No. 18-1454]
a. 
The Milltown School-Aged Child Care Program will operate for 12 months each year.
b. 
School-Year Program will operate at Parkview Elementary and Joyce Kilmer Elementary when school is in session.
1. 
The Before-School Program will operate from 7:00 a.m. until school opens.
2. 
The After-School Program will operate from school closing until 6:00 p.m.
(a) 
In the event of scheduled early dismissal, each program will operate from the time of early dismissal until 6:00 p.m.
(b) 
There will be no program after school in the event of early dismissal due to inclement weather or an emergency.
c. 
Summer SACC Program will begin operating following the last day of school in June for Parkview Elementary and Joyce Kilmer Elementary and will continue through July and August.
1. 
The Summer SACC Program will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
2. 
Summer SACC will not operate on holidays.
3. 
Summer SACC will not operate in the event of an emergency.
[Ord. No. 974 § 4; Ord. No. 989 § 3; Ord. No. 1030; Ord. No. 1072; Ord. No. 01-1095; Ord. No. 02-119; Ord. No. 03-1142; Ord. No. 04-1166; Ord. No. 05-1210; Ord. No. 06-1226; Ord. No. 11-1334; amended 6-13-2016 by Ord. No. 16-1429; 3-12-2018 by Ord. No. 18-1454; 3-25-2019 by Ord. No. 19-1471]
a. 
School Year Program.
1. 
The School Year SACC Program is available to Milltown residents.
2. 
There is a school-year registration fee of $40 nonrefundable fee per child.
3. 
SACC Fees shall be paid in equal monthly installments due by the 25th of each preceding month during the school year. If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment will be due by the following business day.
(a) 
Before-School Program Fee Schedule.
(1) 
Three days per week, per child: $80 per month.
(2) 
Five days per week, per child: $105 per month.
(3) 
One day per week: $20 per day.
(b) 
After-School Program Fee Schedule.
(1) 
Three days per week:
(i) 
First child in family: $195 per month.
(ii) 
Each additional child in family: $135 per month.
(2) 
Five days per week:
(i) 
First child in family: $270 per month.
(ii) 
Each additional child in family: $165 per month.
(3) 
Per-diem rate.
(i) 
First child in family: $25 per day.
(ii) 
Each additional child in family: $15 per day.
b. 
Summer Program.
1. 
The Summer SACC Program is available to Milltown residents and non-Milltown residents.
2. 
There is a summer registration fee of $40 nonrefundable fee per child for Milltown residents.
3. 
There is a summer registration fee of $50 nonrefundable fee per child for non-Milltown residents.
4. 
SACC Fees shall be paid in equal monthly installments due by the 25th of each preceding month during the school year. If the due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the payment will be due by the following business day.
(a) 
Milltown residents Fee Schedule.
(1) 
June. This fee is for children who have not participated in the school-year June SACC Program.
(i) 
Three days per week:
[a] 
First child in the family: $155 per week.
[b] 
Each additional child in the family: $125 per week.
(ii) 
Five days per week:
[a] 
First child in the family: $210 per week.
[b] 
Each additional child in the family: $175 per week.
(2) 
June. This fee is for children who have participated in the school year June SACC Program.
(i) 
Three days per week.
[a] 
First child in the family: $80 per week.
[b] 
Each additional child in the family: $50 per week.
(ii) 
Five days per week.
[a] 
First child in the family: $105 per week.
[b] 
Each additional child in the family: $75 per week.
(3) 
July and August.
(i) 
Weekly rate (five days per week):
[a] 
First child in the family: $210 per week.
[b] 
Each additional child in the family: $175 per week.
(ii) 
Per-diem rate:
[a] 
First child in the family: $65 per day.
[b] 
Each additional child: $50 per day.
(iii) 
Monthly rate, three days per week:
[a] 
First child in the family: $560 per month.
[b] 
Second child in the family: $505 per month.
[c] 
Each additional child in the family: $480 per month.
(iv) 
Monthly rate, five days per week:
[a] 
First child in the family: $700 per month.
[b] 
Second child in the family: $630 per month.
[c] 
Each additional child in the family: $605 per month.
(b) 
Non-Milltown residents Fee Schedule.
(1) 
June:
(i) 
Three days per week:
[a] 
Each child: $215 per week.
(ii) 
Five days per week:
[a] 
Each child: $270 per week.
(2) 
July and August:
(i) 
Weekly rate (five days per week):
[a] 
$270 each child per week.
(ii) 
Per diem rate:
[a] 
Each child $80 per day.
(iii) 
Monthly rate, three days per week:
[a] 
Each child $650 per month.
(iv) 
Monthly rate, five days per week:
[a] 
Each child $780 per month.
c. 
Violations and Penalties of this Section.
1. 
There will be a $15 late fee for any payments made after the due date.
2. 
There will be a $25 fee for returned checks or insufficient funds.
3. 
A penalty fee of $15 shall be paid for each fifteen-minute period that a parent/guardian is late picking up a child after 6:00 p.m.
[Ord. No. 974 § 5]
a. 
The Director shall develop and provide a variety of children's planned activities, geared to the age and developmental level of the children served, that;
1. 
Promote the development of language, thinking and problem-solving skills, curiosity, exploration, large and small muscles, social competence, self-esteem, and positive self-identity; and
2. 
Are relevant to the cultural background of the children and foster intercultural awareness.
b. 
The Center shall ensure that each child riding a bicycle wears a helmet, as specified in the Bicycle Helmet Law, N.J.S.A. 39:4-10.1.
c. 
The Director shall also plan and implement programs that include:
1. 
Activities that reflect the interests and skills of the children served;
2. 
Opportunities for child involvement in activity planning;
3. 
Opportunities for self-selected activities;
4. 
Recreational opportunities, including a mixture of indoor/outdoor and large muscle activities; and
5. 
Daily schedules that include individual quiet times, structured and unstructured activities, and small-group and large-group activities.
d. 
All programs shall be submitted to the Borough Council for approval by Resolution.
[Ord. No. 974 § 6]
a. 
The Director shall notify the Bureau verbally of any of the following changes or events by the next working day after the Center learns of their occurrence:
1. 
Injury or illness that results in the admittance to a hospital or death of a child, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.10(b);
2. 
Occurrence of a reportable disease, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.10(a);
3. 
Change in use by other occupants of a multi-use building in which the Center is located, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-2.3(d);
4. 
Permanent closing of the Center;
5. 
Damage to the premises of the Center caused by fire, accident or the elements;
6. 
Proposed use of emergency space including re-location or use of rooms not approved by local municipal officials or by the Bureau, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.2(q); and
7. 
Any conviction(s) or guilty plea(s) of the director or any staff member, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.1(b)1 and (c)2.
b. 
The Director shall notify the Bureau verbally, within three working days, of any change(s) to the licensing information previously submitted to the Bureau on the completed application form, including, but not limited to, changes in location. The Director shall notify the Bureau in writing within 30 calendar days of any such change(s).
[Ord. No. 974 § 7]
a. 
Inspection of Records. General Requirements for Center records are as follows:
1. 
The Center's records shall be open for inspection by authorized representatives of the Bureau.
2. 
The Center's records shall be open for inspection by authorized representatives of the Division's Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit (IAIU) and, provided that they may only secure information about children under the Division's supervision, Division caseworkers.
b. 
Records Required to Be Maintained. Requirements for administrative records are as follows:
1. 
The administrative records specified in paragraph b,2 and 3 below shall be maintained by the Center until the end of each licensing period.
2. 
The following records shall be maintained in files located at the Center's administrative office;
(a) 
Comprehensive general liability insurance, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-3.4;
(b) 
A record of monthly fire drills, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.2(m)3; training sessions for staff members on the use of fire extinguishers and fire alarms and evacuation procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.2(o).
(c) 
If the Center provides transportation:
(1) 
Vehicle insurance, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-9.6; and
(2) 
Transportation records, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-9.7;
3. 
The following records shall be maintained in files located at Parkview and Joyce Kilmer Schools;
(a) 
A current manual;
(b) 
The building's fire safety inspection certificate, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.1(b);
(c) 
The Center's certificate or statement of satisfactory health approval, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.1(c);
(d) 
The documents providing information to parents, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-3.6(a) and 7.11.
(e) 
A record of each parent's signature attesting to the receipt of the Information to Parents document, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-3.6(a) and (b);
(f) 
Documentation of the use of extermination services, if applicable, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.2(a)7;
(g) 
Signed blanket permission slips for walks and signed individual permission slips for field trips, outings or special events involving transportation of children away from the center, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.8(d) through (f);
(h) 
A written policy on the disciplining of children by staff members, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.6(d);
(i) 
A written policy on the release of children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.5(a);
(j) 
A written policy providing for the direct involvement of parents of enrolled children in the center's operation and activities, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.8(h) and (i)1; and
(k) 
A written outline of the center's daily activities, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.1(e).
c. 
Staff Records. The requirements for staff records are as follows:
1. 
The staff records specified in c,2 and 3 below shall be maintained by the Borough for one year after the staff member has stopped working at the Center.
2. 
The following records for the Director and all staff members shall be maintained in files located at the Borough's administrative office:
(a) 
Applications for employment, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.1(b)1 and (c);
(b) 
References on the Director and staff members, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.1(b)2;
(c) 
Documentation of applicable education and experience, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.5(a) through (d);
(d) 
A record of each staff member's signature attesting to the receipt of the policy statement on the disciplining of children by staff members, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.6(e);
(e) 
A record of each staff member's signature attesting to the receipt of the information to Parents document, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-3.6(b); and
(f) 
Health information for staff members, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.4;
3. 
Staff attendance sheets, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.4(b)3i, shall be maintained in files located at the Center.
d. 
Children's Records.
1. 
For children currently enrolled in the Center, the records of each child, as specified in d,3 through d,6 below, shall be maintained in files located at the Center.
2. 
For children no longer enrolled in the Center, the records for each child, as specified in d,3 through d,6 below, shall be maintained for one year in files located either at a central administrative office or at the Center.
3. 
The following records shall be maintained for each child by the Center:
(a) 
A signed application for enrollment, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.8(a)1;
(b) 
Daily attendance records for children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.4(b)3ii;
(c) 
Records of the occurrence of any unusual incidents involving a child, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.8(c);
4. 
For a noncustodial parent:
(a) 
If applicable, written authorization from the custodial parent to allow visits by or releases to the noncustodial parent, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.5(a)2; and
(b) 
If applicable, a court order denying access, or granting limited access, by a noncustodial parent to his or her child, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.5(a)2.
5. 
Health information for children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.3; and
6. 
Accident and injury records, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.6(b).
[Ord. No. 974 § 8]
a. 
The Center shall give to the parent(s) of every enrolled child and to every staff member a written document indicating that the Center is required to:
1. 
Be licensed by the Bureau of Licensing, Division of Youth and Family Services;
2. 
Comply with all applicable provisions of the Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers;
3. 
Post its license in a prominent location within the Center;
4. 
Retain a current copy of the manual and make it available for parents' review;
5. 
Indicate how parents can secure a copy of the manual from the Bureau;
6. 
Make available to parents, upon request, the Bureau's Life/Safety and Program Inspection/Violation and Complaint Investigation Summary report(s) on the Center, as well as any letters of enforcement or other actions taken against the Center during the Center's current licensing period;
7. 
Post a listing or diagram of those rooms and/or areas that have been approved by the Bureau for children's use;
8. 
Comply with the inspection/investigation functions of the Division, including the interviewing of staff members and children;
9. 
Afford parents the opportunity and time to review and discuss with the Center Director any questions or concerns about the policies and procedures of the Center or whether the Center is in compliance with all applicable provisions of the manual;
10. 
Advise parents that if they believe or suspect that the Center is violating any requirement of the manual, they may report such alleged violations to the Borough or Director or to the Bureau;
11. 
Afford parents of enrolled children an opportunity to participate in the Center's operation and activities;
12. 
Afford parents of enrolled children the opportunity to visit the Center at any time during the Center's hours of operation to observe its operation and program activities without having to secure prior approval;
13. 
Provide parents with advance notice of any field trip, outing or special event involving the transportation of children away from the Center, and, for each event, secure the written consent of the parent(s) before taking a child on such a field trip, outing or special event;
14. 
Post a copy of the Center's written statement of policy on the disciplining of children by staff members in a prominent location within the Center, and make a copy of it available to parents upon request;
15. 
Indicate through this chapter that any person who has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been or is being subjected to any form of hitting, corporal punishment, abusive language, ridicule or harsh, humiliating or frightening treatment, or any other kind of child abuse, neglect or exploitation by any adult, is required by State law to report such allegations to the Division's Office of Child Abuse Control or any District Office immediately; and indicate that such reports may be made anonymously;
16. 
Indicate through this chapter how parents and staff members may secure information about child abuse and/or neglect from the Division;
17. 
Inform parents of the Center's policy on the release of children;
18. 
Inform parents of the Center's policy on dispensing medication; and
19. 
Provide parents with a copy of the Center's policy on management of communicable diseases.
b. 
The Center shall comply with the requirements specified in paragraph a above by:
1. 
Providing the document to every parent upon enrollment of each child, and to every person upon becoming a staff member; and
2. 
Securing and maintaining on file a record of the parent's and staff member's signature attesting to receipt of the document.
[Ord. No. 974 § 9]
a. 
The Director and every staff member shall:
1. 
Be of good character and reputation;
2. 
Be in sufficient physical, mental and emotional health to perform his or her job duties satisfactorily; and
3. 
Possess skills, attributes, and characteristics conducive to and suitable for sponsoring a center or dealing with children, as applicable.
b. 
Prior to hiring or utilizing a director or a staff member who will be working at the Center at least 20% of the Center's weekly operating hours, the Borough shall secure and maintain on file:
1. 
A signed application for employment from each individual, indicating the applicant's name, address and telephone number; education and work experience; and disclosure of the presence or absence of criminal conviction(s). The employment application shall be updated to indicate the reason for discontinuance of employment, if applicable; and
2. 
Two written and/or verbal references on each individual. These references shall be secured from former employers or other persons who have knowledge of the individual's work experience and/or education and who can attest to the individual's suitability to work with children. The verbal references shall be documents in writing by the sponsor or director.
c. 
Prior to hiring or utilizing a staff member who will be working at the Center for less than 20% of the Center's weekly operating hours, the Director shall secure and maintain on file, the applicant's:
1. 
Name, address and telephone number;
2. 
Signed statement disclosing the presence or absence of criminal convictions; and
3. 
References, as specified in paragraph b,2 above.
d. 
Evidence of conviction for crimes of violence, anti-social behavior and/or child abuse and/or neglect shall be among those actions that are considered in determining an individual's fitness and suitability to serve as director or staff member.
[Ord. No. 974 § 10; Ord. No. 989 § 3]
a. 
The program at each location shall have the following staff members:
1. 
One program supervisor as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.2(c)1;
2. 
Additional staff members, as necessary, to meet staff/child ration requirements as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.3.
b. 
The Director shall have a clerical aid to handle all clerical duties including typing and maintaining files.
[Ord. No. 974 § 11]
a. 
Center Director. The Director shall be responsible for ensuring:
1. 
That the Center complies with all applicable provisions of N.J.A.C. 10:122 et seq.;
2. 
The supervision of all staff members, including:
(a) 
Daily unannounced visits by the Director or his or her designee, on a random daily time schedule, to each group of children.
3. 
The development and implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the Center, including:
(a) 
Maintenance of staff attendance sheets indicating daily hours worked; and
(b) 
Maintenance of children's daily attendance sheets, including the daily time of arrival and departures.
4. 
The orientation of staff members to the operation of the Center, including physical layout, job descriptions, and daily policies and procedures;
5. 
The training of staff members, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.7;
6. 
The development and maintenance on file of administrative staff and children's record; and
7. 
The establishment and maintenance of a staff member substitute system.
8. 
The Director shall annually submit to the Borough Council a fee schedule to provide funding for the school-aged child care program and the funding should represent 100% of the costs of the program. The fee schedule shall include a registration fee and it shall take into consideration the number of children represented by an individual family and schedule fees accordingly. The fee schedule shall also contain penalties which may include, but not be limited to late pick-up of the children, late payment of fees, bounced checks with insufficient funds, and late registration.
b. 
When the Director is absent from the Center for any length of time, he or she shall designate a responsible person to assume and carry out all responsibilities of the Director, as specified in paragraph a above.
c. 
When the Director or any head teacher or required group teacher or required program supervisor is away from the Center for six or more weeks, the Supervisor or Director shall hire and/or designate a staff member(s) who possesses the applicable staff qualifications for the position, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.5, to assume the applicable responsibilities of the position, as specified in this section.
d. 
The Director or his or her designee(s) shall be on the premises at all times when the Center is operating.
e. 
Program Supervisor. The Program Supervisor shall:
1. 
Ensure the development and implementation of the Center's child development and activities program for school-aged children;
2. 
Ensure the appropriateness of program activities according to the age and developmental level of the child, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.1(a); and
3. 
Be scheduled to work for at least 75% of the program's daily operating hours, including time spent at both the before-school and after-school programs, if the Center provides both programs.
f. 
The staff member(s) specified in paragraph b above shall prepare and maintain on file a written outline of the Center's daily activities.
g. 
The staff member(s) specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.4 are responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of the Center's daily activities and shall ensure that:
1. 
Time frames each activity are geared to the age and developmental level of each child served and are flexible enough to accommodate spontaneous occurrences or children's suggestions and inquiries;
2. 
Children have opportunities to choose materials freely;
3. 
Children are presented with and encouraged to participate in a mixture of active and quiet experience;
4. 
Both staff-directed and child-selected activities are provided; and
5. 
Children are:
(a) 
Encouraged, but not required, to participate in every group activity; and
(b) 
Provided with the time and space within the area to be apart from the group and to participate in an alternate activity if they choose to do so.
[Ord. No. 974 § 12]
The Director shall ensure that all staff members are trained in the following:
a. 
Understanding Center operations, policies and procedures, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.4(b)3;
b. 
Implementing the Center's statement of policy on the disciplining of children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.6;
c. 
Recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.8;
d. 
Supervising all children, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-4.3(a);
e. 
Implementing health practices, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.1 through 7.11;
f. 
Evacuating the Center, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.2(k)1;
g. 
Using the fire extinguisher and fire alarms, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-5.2(o);
h. 
Implementing the Center's release policy, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.5; and
i. 
Planning for and providing age appropriate activities, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.1.
[Ord. No. 974 § 13]
Salaries shall be as set in the Borough Salary Ordinance and Resolution of the Borough Council.
[Ord. No. 974 § 14]
a. 
The Director or any staff member shall verbally notify the Division's Office of Child Abuse Control or District Office immediately whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse and/or neglect by a staff member(s), or any other adult, pursuant to the Child Abuse and Neglect Law (see N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.9; 9:6-8.10, 9:6-8.13 and 9:6-8.14).
b. 
In the event the Center is serving children under the Division's supervision, the Supervisor, Director or any staff member shall report any suspected abuse or neglect of the child by his or her parent(s) or other family members to the Division caseworker assigned to the family.
c. 
In addition to the reporting requirements specified in paragraph a above, the Director or any staff member shall advise the parent(s) of the occurrence of any unusual incident(s) that occurred at the Center and that might indicate possible abuse and/or neglect involving the child. Such notification shall be made on the same day on which the incident occurred. Such incidents may include, but are not limited to, unusual sexual activity; violent or destructive behavior, withdrawal or passivity; or significant change(s) in the child's personality, behavior or habits. The Center shall maintain on file a record of such incidents and documentation that parents have been informed of them.
d. 
The Division, during the course of investigating an allegation of child abuse and/or neglect, may determine that corrective action is necessary to protect the children whenever:
1. 
The Director of staff member has been found by the Division's Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit (IAIU) to pose a risk of harm to children; and/or
2. 
The Director or staff member has committed an act of child abuse and/or neglect, as substantiated by the IAIU; and/or
3. 
The Director or staff member has been convicted of such acts.
e. 
Whenever the Division makes a determination that corrective action is necessary to protect the children, the Borough shall carry out the Division's recommendation for corrective action. Such corrective action may include, but not limited to:
1. 
Removal or suspension of the affected Director or staff member(s) from the Center or reassignment to other duties that do not involve contact with the children; or
2. 
When the Director or staff member resides at the facility where the Center is located, the removal of the affected employee from the premises for a period of time extending from one hour prior to the arrival of the children until one hour after the children have left.
f. 
Such suspension, removal or reassignment, as specified in paragraphs e,1 and 2 above, shall remain in effect until the results of the Division's investigation have been determined and a final decision on the matter has been rendered by the Bureau.
[Ord. No. 974 § 15; amended 6-13-2016 by Ord. No. 16-1429]
a. 
The Center shall maintain on file a written policy on the release of children, which shall include
1. 
The provision that each child may be released only to the child's custodial parent(s) or person(s) authorized by the custodial parent(s), as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.8(a)1ii and iiito take the child from the Center and to assume responsibility for the child in an emergency if the custodial parent( s) cannot be reached;
(a) 
The provision that each child only be released to an authorized adult, 18 years old and older, with written authorization submitted by the child's custodial parent(s) or person(s), including name, address and telephone number of the authorized adult.
2. 
The provision that a child shall not be visited by or released to a noncustodial parent unless the custodial parent specifically authorizes the Center to allow such visits or releases in writing. This written authorization, including the name, address and telephone number of the noncustodial parent(s), shall be maintained on file. If a noncustodial parent has been denied access, or granted limited access, to the child by a court order, the Center shall secure documentation to this effect and maintain a copy on file;
3. 
Written procedures to be followed by staff member(s) if the parent(s) or person(s) authorized by the parent(s) as specified in Subsection a1, above, fails to pick up a child at the time of the Center's daily closing. The procedures shall require that:
(a) 
The child is supervised at all times;
(b) 
Staff members attempt to contact the parent(s) or person(s) authorized by the parents; and
(c) 
An hour or more after closing time, and providing that other arrangements for releasing the child to his or her parent(s) or authorized person(s) have failed and the staff member(s) cannot continue to supervise the child at the Center, the staff member shall call the Division's twenty-four-hour Child Abuse Hotline to seek assistance in caring for the child until the parent(s) or person(s) authorized by the child's parent(s) is able to pick up the child; and
4. 
Written procedures to be followed by a staff member if the parent or person authorized by the parent, as specified in Subsection a1 above, appear to be physically and/or emotionally impaired to the extent that, in the judgment of the Director and/or staff member, the child would be placed at risk or harm if released to such an individual. The procedures shall require that:
(a) 
The child shall not be released to such an impaired individual;
(b) 
Staff members attempt to contact the child's other parent or an alternative person authorized by the parent; and
(c) 
If the Center is unable to make alternative arrangements, as noted in Subsection a3(c) above, a staff member shall call the Milltown Police Department or Division's twenty-four-hour Child Abuse Hotline to seek assistance in caring for the child.
b. 
No child shall be released from the program unsupervised except upon written instruction from the child's custodial parent.
[Ord. No. 974 § 16]
a. 
Staff members shall not use hitting, shaking or any other form of corporal punishment of children.
b. 
Staff members shall not use abusive language, ridicule, harsh, humiliating or frightening treatment or any other form of emotional punishment of children.
c. 
Staff members shall not engage in or inflict any form of child abuse and/or neglect.
d. 
Staff members shall not withhold from children food, emotional responses, stimulation, or the opportunities for rest or sleep.
e. 
Staff members shall not require a child to remain silent or inactive for an inappropriately long period of time for the child's age.
[Ord. No. 974 § 17]
a. 
Prior to the child's enrollment, the Director shall:
1. 
Obtain a signed application, including:
(a) 
The child's name, address, birth date, and date of enrollment;
(b) 
The name(s), home and work address(es), and home and work telephone number(s) of the custodial parent(s);
(c) 
The name(s), address(es), and telephone number of any person(s) authorized by the parent(s) to visit the child at the Center and/or take the child from the Center, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-6.5(a)1;
(d) 
The name, address, and telephone numbers of the child's physician; and
(e) 
Written authorization from the parent(s) for emergency medical treatment;
2. 
Inform parents about the Center's days and hours of operation.
3. 
Discuss the individual child's habits, dietary and sleep needs, activities, behavior and development, if applicable;
4. 
Discuss the Center's policies on releasing children, toilet training children when applicable, and dispensing medication;
5. 
Discuss and distribute the Center's policy on the management of communicable disease, as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.11; and
6. 
Discuss and distribute an Information to Parents document as specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-3.6(a).
b. 
The Center shall allow the parent(s) of enrolled children to visit the Center at any time during the Center's hours of operation to observe its operation and program activities without requiring the parent(s) to secure prior approval.
c. 
The Center shall provide the parents of prospective enrollees the opportunity to visit the Center to observe its operation and program activities, but may require that such visits are arranged in advance and at the convenience of the Center Director.
d. 
Staff member(s) shall inform the parent(s) of enrolled children in advance of any field trip, outing, or special event involving the transportation of children away from the Center. Before taking a child on such a field trip, outing or special event, the Center shall either:
1. 
Secure individual written consent slips signed by a parent for his child for each proposed field trip, outing or special event;
2. 
Post a notice of a proposed individual field trip, outing or special event in a place of prominence within the Center, on which the parent shall be asked to sign consent for his or her child to attend; or
3. 
Issue to every parent a written schedule of all field trips, outings or special events to be taken during any given time frame (that is, weekly, monthly, yearly). A parent shall be asked to sign this schedule indicating his or her consent for any or all field trips, outings or special events listed.
e. 
The Center may utilize a blanket permission slip for taking children on walks only if:
1. 
Walks are within the Center's neighborhood;
2. 
The Center makes arrangements for the handling of visits or telephone calls from parents either by:
(a) 
Having someone remain at the Center; or
(b) 
Utilizing a telephone answering machine and posting a notice on the entrance door of the Center to inform parents of the children's location;
3. 
The route of the walk involves no safety hazards; and
4. 
The walk involves no entrance into a facility unless the facility has been indicated on the blanket permission slip.
f. 
The Center shall maintain on file, a record of signed blanket permission slips for walks and signed individual permission slips for field trips, outings or special events.
g. 
The Center should promote the involvement of representatives of the community to enhance the staff members' and the children's knowledge of community services, programs and resources.
h. 
The Center shall adopt, implement and maintain on file a written policy providing for the direct involvement of parents of enrolled children in the Center's operation and activities. The policy shall include the Borough Council's responsibility for approving, reviewing, and monitoring the Center's policies, budget, staff recruitment and selection, physical environment, and program activities.
[Ord. No. 974 § 18]
a. 
The Center shall obtain a written statement from each child's parent indicating:
1. 
That the child is in good health and can participate in the normal activities of the program; and
2. 
Any condition or special needs that may require special accommodations.
[Ord. No. 974 § 19]
a. 
Prior to or upon beginning work at the Center, each staff member whose job duties require contact with the children for at least 20% of the Center's weekly operating hours shall take a Mantoux tuberculin skin test with five TU (tuberculin units) of PPD tuberculin, except that the staff member shall have a chest x-ray taken if he or she has had a previous positive Mantoux tuberculin test. The staff member shall submit to the Center written documentation of the results of the test and/or x-ray.
1. 
If the Mantoux tuberculin test result is insignificant (zero to nine millimeters (mm) of induration), no further testing shall be required. The Bureau or Center may at any time require a staff member to retake the Mantoux tuberculin test if there is reason to believe or suspect that the staff member may have contracted tuberculosis or if the State Department of Health recommends retesting.
2. 
If the Mantoux tuberculin skin test result is significant (10 or more mm of induration), the individual shall have a chest x-ray taken. If the chest x-ray shows significant results, the staff member shall not come in contact with the children unless he or she submits to the Center a written statement from a licensed physician certifying that he or she poses no threat of tuberculosis contagion.
b. 
Prior to beginning work, each staff member whose job duties require contact with the children for at least 20% of the Center's weekly operating hours shall submit a written statement from a licensed physician, indicating that he or she is in good health and poses no health risk to persons at the Center. Such statement shall be based on a medical examination within the six months immediately preceding such person's working at the Center.
c. 
The Center shall maintain on file the results of each staff member's:
1. 
Mantoux tuberculin test and/or chest x-ray when indicated; and
2. 
Physical examination.
d. 
The Director shall exclude a staff member who:
1. 
Exhibits the illnesses or symptoms of illness or diseases specified in N.J.A.C. 10:122-7.1(c)1 and (d); or
2. 
Appears to physically, emotionally or mentally impaired or who appears to have a drug-induced or alcohol-induced condition that would endanger the health, safety, and well-being of a child while the child is in the staff member's care. The Director shall document the action taken to exclude the staff member and maintain such documentation on file. The Director shall not permit the staff member to return to the Center until the condition is no longer present.
e. 
When the affected staff member specified in paragraph d above serves as the Director, then the Borough shall take the necessary action specified above.
[Ord. No. 974 § 20]
a. 
When an accident or injury requiring professional medical care occurs to a child while in the Center's care, the Center shall take immediate necessary action to protect the child from further harm and immediately notify the child's parent(s) verbally.
b. 
The Center shall maintain on file a record of accidents and injuries sustained by a child requiring professional medical care while under the Center's supervision. The accident and injury record shall include the following:
1. 
The name of the child involved in the accident or injury;
2. 
The date, time, and location of the accident or injury;
3. 
A written description of the following:
(a) 
The accident;
(b) 
The injury to the child;
(c) 
The names of witnesses to the accident or injury; and
(d) 
The follow-up action taken by the Center, including:
(1) 
Application of first aid; and
(2) 
Consultation or treatment by a licensed physician, if applicable.
c. 
Accidents or injuries not requiring professional medical care shall be reported to the child's parent by the end of the day.
d. 
Upon request of the child's parent, the Center shall provide a written explanation of the accident and/or injury by the end of the next operating day.