Child Care Provider : Child Ratio’s
Knowing the number of children coming and their ages is very important so that A+ Child Care to You can plan the number of child care providers and age appropriate activities accordingly.
Child care provider to child ratio’s are based on the number of children and their ages. In accordance with the state of Oregon recommended child care provider to child ratio’s there is a maximum of 10 children under 13 years of age, or under 18 years of age if a child has special needs, at one time per child care provider. Of the 10 children that care is provided for:
- A maximum of 6 children preschool age or younger, of which only 2 children may be under 24 months of age.
- Additionally, there may be 4 school age children.
- If there are fewer than 6 children preschool age or younger, there may be more school age children, as long as there are no more than 10 children per child care provider at one time.
Although state licensing requires only a 1:10 ratio as noted above, we are committed to having lower ratios because having more child care providers:
- Offers your child with more individualized attention from child care providers so they can have either one-on-one time or have the opportunity to work and learn side-by-side with children in small groups.
- Allows us to engage carefully in order to understand your child’s intererst in activities and socializing with other children so that we can create a fun and safe environment for them to engage in.
Our Standard Child Care Provider to Child Ratios
|Newborns/ Infants||(1½ yrs & under)||1:1|
|Toddlers/ Twos||(1½ to 3 yrs)||1:3|
|Preschool/ Kindergartners||(3 yrs to 6 yrs)||1:5|
|1st Graders & Up||(7 yrs to 14 yrs)||1:8|
- There is a minimum of two child care providers for all event based on-site child care.
- When registering for child care services one may not know how many children will attend child care. Don’t worry about being exact – we can work with estimates until we get closer to the event.