Child & Adult Ratios for Family Child Care

Family Child Care: 10 children or fewer at one time; no more than 6 may be younger than school age.

Group Family Child Care: Up to 14 children at any one time; requires more than one adult.

 

Family Child Care

Class

Total Children

(under age 11)

Adults

Children under school age

Infants (6wks to 12 mo)

Toddlers (12 mo to 24 mo)

A

10

1

6

no more than 3 under 24 months

and no more than 2 under 12 months

Group Family Child Care

C1

10

1

8

no more than 3 under 24 months and

no more than 2 under 12 months

C2

12

1

10

no more than 2 under 24 months and

no more than 1 under 12 months

C3

14

2

10

no more than 4 under 24 months and

no more than 3 under 12 months

Specialized Infant & Toddler Family Child Care

B1

5

1

3

no more than 3 under 30 months

B2

6

1

4

no more than 4 under 30 months with

no more than 2 under 12 months

D

9

2

7

no more than 7 under 30 months with

no more than 4 under 12 months

The following definitions apply to family and group family child care:

INFANT means a child who is at least six weeks of age but less than 12 months of age.

TODDLER means a child who is at least 12 months old but less than 24 months old for family and group family child care (Class A and Class C1,C2, and C3). For specialized infant and toddler family and specialized group family child care (class B1, B2, and D) a toddler means a child who is at least 12 months old but less than 30 months old.

PRESCHOOLER means a child who is at least 24 months old up to school age (see definition below)

SCHOOL-AGER means a child who is at least five years of age but is younger than 11 years of age.

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