[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 11-5-1979 as §§ 14-46 to 14-51.1 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances; amended by Ord. No. 25-1981; Ord. No. 35-1987; Ord. No. 25-1994. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended by Ord. No. 37-1999; Ord. No. 6-2001]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHILD-CARE CENTER and CENTER
- Any home or facility that is maintained for the development and supervision of six or more children under six years of age for greater than two hours per day and less than 24 hours per day for at least two days per week. This term shall not include:
- A. Recreational facilities utilized on a drop-in basis.
- B. Any program where there is no agreement, written or verbal, between the parent/guardian and the program for the program to assume responsibility for the care of the child.
- C. Kindergartens.
- D. Centers that are a part of a private educational institution offering elementary education in grades kindergarten through sixth, seventh or eighth.
- E. Centers operated by the Board of Education of a local school district.
- F. Centers operated primarily for religious instruction.
- HEALTH OFFICIAL
- A licensed registered environmental health specialist or health officer or public health nurse.
No person shall conduct or maintain any child-care center without first having obtained a license therefor from the Division of Health.
[Amended by Ord. No. 42-1997]
Facilities, equipment and procedures used for the preparation, storage and service of food, whether on or off the premises, shall comply with all applicable provisions of Chapter XII of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, N.J.A.C. 8:24.
Any caterer providing food for children under the supervision of the child-care center shall be licensed by the local, county or state Department of Health.
[Amended by Ord. No. 4-1995]
The center shall maintain on file an up-to-date immunization record for children in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.
Prior to beginning work at the center, all newly hired full- and part-time employees must submit written proof of the results of a Mantoux intradermal tuberculin test to the center. Prior to beginning service, volunteers who serve 10 or more hours per month at the center must submit written proof of the results of a Mantoux intradermal tuberculin test to the center. The documented Mantoux test must have been administered within six months prior to beginning work or service at the center. All employees and volunteers must provide to the center current documented Mantoux intradermal tuberculin test results every five years and/or as deemed necessary by the local Board of Health.
A license issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked or suspended by the Health Official, after notice, for a violation of this chapter or when, in the judgment of the Health Official, further operation of the child-care center is determined not to be conducive to the well-being of children.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine not exceeding $500.