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Staff / Child Ratios & Maximum Group Size

The Early Bird Learning Center will not exceed the following state required ratios:

1:7 Preschoolers (18 months - 3 years)

1:12 Preschoolers (3 years- 4 years)

1:14 Preschoolers (4 years until eligible for kindergarten)

Ratios for preschoolers may be doubled for 1 ½ hours at naptime as long as all children are resting quietly on their cots and enough staff are in the building to meet the regular required staff/child ratio if there is an emergency. Also please refer to our staff/child ratio signs posted at the entrance of each classroom area.

The maximum group sizes are as follows:
14 (18 months - 3 year olds)
24 (3 year olds)
28 (4-5 year olds)

Maximum group size is defined by the number of children in one group that may be cared for at any time. 

*Limitations do not include naptime, lunch time, outdoor play or special activities.

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