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Rules and regulations for staffing center-based child care programs ; Staffing ratios   

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Until the Superintendent of Public Instruction promulgates regulations for center-based programs establishing staffing ratios, the following staffing ratios shall apply:

(a) Infants, 0 to 2 years old--1:3 adult-child ratio, 1:18 teacher-child ratio.

(b) Infants and toddlers, 0 to 2 years old--1:4 adult-child ratio, 1:16 teacher-child ratio.

(c) Children 3 to 6 years old--1:8 adult-child ratio, 1:24 teacher-child ratio.

(d) Children 6 to 10 years old--1:14 adult-child ratio, 1:28 teacher-child ratio.

(e) Children 10 to 13 years old--1:18 adult-child ratio, 1:36 teacher-child ratio.

(f) If groups of children of varying ages are commingled, the teacher and adult ratios shall be proportionate and appropriate to the ages and groups of children.

(Amended by Stats. 2004 and renumbered from 8288, Ch. 896, Sec. 19.)