10A NCAC 09 .2818          STAFF/CHILD RATIOS FOR A TWO COMPONeNT RATED LICENSE FOR CHILD CARE CENTERS

(a)  This Rule applies to evaluating the staff/child ratios and maximum group sizes for a two component rated license for child care centers.

(b)  The center shall comply with the following staff-child ratios and maximum group sizes.

 

                                                                                                                                                      MAXIMUM

AGE                                                       RATIO STAFF/CHILDREN                                  GROUP SIZE

0 to 12 Months                                                    1/5                                                                          10

1 to 2 Years                                                          1/6                                                                          12

2 to 3 Years                                                          1/9                                                                          18

3 to 4 Years                                                          1/10                                                                        20

4 to 5 Years                                                          1/13                                                                        25

5 to 6 Years                                                          1/15                                                                        25

6 Years and Older                                                1/20                                                                        25

 

(c)  To earn seven points for program standards, the center shall comply with the following staff-child ratios and maximum group sizes.

 

      MAXIMUM

AGE                                                       RATIO STAFF/CHILDREN                                   GROUP SIZE

0 to 12 Months                                                    1/4                                                                          8

1 to 2 Years                                                          1/5                                                                          10

2 to 3 Years                                                          1/8                                                                          16

3 to 4 Years                                                          1/9                                                                          18

4 to 5 Years                                                          1/12                                                                        24

5 to 6 Years                                                          1/14                                                                        25

6 Years and Older                                                1/19                                                                        25

 

(d)  The provisions of rules 10A NCAC 09 .0712(a)(1), (2) and .0713(b) through (j) shall apply in evaluating the staff/child ratios and maximum group sizes within this Rule.

(e)  The staff/child ratio applicable to a classroom shall be posted in that classroom in an area that parents are able to view at all times.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 110‑88(7); 143B‑168.3;

Eff. May 1, 2006.