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I have been working in a Montessori School for a week now. I have learned all about state ratios of child to teachers because the school I am at is VERY careful to follow all state regulations. My room is always under ratio we have less student sin our class than we *could* legally have. Here are the ratios as set by the state. My room has 2 teachers and 10-13 one and two year olds. We could have 16. IMO I am GLAD we are under ratio. It is a lot of work to keep 13 toddlers safe between the two of us. Even with a super structured day! I think the ratios are a bit high for the under 4 groups...
6 weeks (1:6) Maximum Group Size 12
12 months (1:8) Maximum Group Size 16
24 months (1:10) Maximum Group Size 20
3 years (1:15) Maximum Group Size 30
4 years (1:18) Maximum Group Size 36
5 years (1:20) Maximum Group Size 40
6 years (1:25) Maximum Group Size 50
7 years (1:25) Maximum Group Size 50
8-9 years (1:25) Maximum Group Size 50
10 years or older (1:25) Maximum Group Size 50
Answer by LostSoul88 at 7:20 PM on Oct. 4, 2012
Answer by mompam at 7:40 PM on Oct. 4, 2012
I have worked in a few daycares and the last one I worked at I was always over ratio, especially in the afternoons. I had twenty 18 month olds to 4 year olds. After voicing my concerns with the owner/director, I quit and called the state agency. Anyways, I do think that Georgia's ratios are not very realistic.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:42 PM on Oct. 4, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 10:00 PM on Oct. 4, 2012
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:36 PM on Oct. 4, 2012
Answer by winterglow at 3:42 AM on Oct. 5, 2012
Answer by ajc03 at 6:38 AM on Oct. 5, 2012
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Not sure what to do to fix this- or let her sort it out on her own