Group Size, Staff/Child Ratios, and Teaching Assignments
Our policy and practice will be that each children’s age group will have staff assigned to achieve particular ratios as stated. Teaching staff assigned to a particular age group will be primarily assigned to work with that age group throughout the duration of their employment at the Lindgren Child Care Center. As much as possible, we encourage keeping infants and toddlers with their group and teaching staff for the duration of a school year, generally September through May.
The Infant group size is 8 infants. The published ratio I this group is 2:5; operationally one might observe a 1:2 ratio in this room.
The Toddler group size is 12 toddlers. The published ratio in this group is 1:7; operationally one might observe a 1:4 ratio in the toddler room.
The Preschool group size is 20. The published ratio in this group is 1:7; operationally one might observe a 1:5 ratio in the preschool room.
During all hours of operation the published ratio is maintained in each room. It is likely to note the observable ratios during times of high interaction and construction during the day.