Teacher-Child Ratio


(a) In addition to Sections 101216.3(c), (e), (g) and (h), and notwithstanding Sections 101216.3(a), (b), (d) and (f), the following shall apply:

(b) There shall be a staffing ratio of one teacher and one aide present to every 28 children in attendance.

(1) A teacher shall supervise no more than 14 children or with an aide a maximum of 28 children.


Number of Children

Minimum Staff Required


1 Teacher


1 Teacher and 1 Aide


2 Teachers and 1 Aide


2 Teachers and 2 Aides

(c) Staffing requirements for mixed-age groups shall be determined based on the age of the youngest child in the group.

(d) The director may be counted in the ratio when actually working with a group of children.

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NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.81, 1596.869 and 1597.055, Health and Safety Code.

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