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Ratio Tables and Staff Qualifications

Certified Family Caregiver/Child Ratios

Excerpted tables from Certified Family Child Care Home Rules. Note: These tables are referenced in the Office of Child Care’s Administrative rules  on the Secretary of State’s website.        

414-350-0120       Caregiver/Child Ratios and Supervision
 
(3)    The number of caregivers is determined by the age and number of the youngest child(ren) in the group. If the provider is certified to care for more than 12 children and plans to care for more than 8 infants and/or toddlers, the provider must develop a plan showing how infants and toddlers will be limited to a group size of not more than eight. The plan must be approved by OCC:
 
(a)    If all children are in the same age group, the following table determines the staff/child ratio;
TABLE A
When All Children in Care Are:
No Group May Exceed:
With a Caregiver to Child Ratio of:
Notes
Six Weeks to 24 Months
12
1:4
If more than 12 children are in care, the groups must be separated, and if more than eight of the 13 children in care are infants or toddlers, the group size may not exceed eight.
24 Months to Eligible for First Grade
12
1:10
If more than 12 children are in care, the groups must be separated.
Eligible for First Grade to Age 13
16
1:15
May be one group; must have second provider if over 15 school-age children are in care.
 
(b)    If children in care include any infants and/or toddlers, the following table determines the staff/child ratio;
TABLE B
When Children in Care Include:
No Group May Exceed:
With a Caregiver to Child Ratio of:
Notes
One Child under 24 Months
12
1:8
If more than 12 children are in care and one is under 24 months, the group must be separated. Each group must meet the appropriate adult to child ratio.
 
Practice Note: Groups may be arranged to have the younger child in a separate group with 1:8 ratio. For other group, use ratios in Table A if all children are the same age; Table C if mixed-ages.
Two Children under 24 Months
12
1:7
If more than 12 children are in care and two are under 24 months, the group must be separated. Each group must meet the appropriate adult to child ratio.
 
Practice Note: Groups may be arranged to have the younger children in a separate group with 1:7 ratio. For other group, use ratios in Table A if all children are the same age; Table C if mixed-ages.
Three Children under 24 Months
12
1:6
If more than 12 children are in care and over three are under 24 months, the group must be separated. Each group must meet the appropriate adult to child ratio.
 
Practice Note: Groups may be arranged to have the younger children in a group with 1:6 ratio. For other group, use ratios in Table A if all children are the same age; Table C if mixed-ages.
Four or More Children under 24 Months
12
1:4
If more than 12 children are in care and four are under 24 months, the group must be separated. Each group must meet the appropriate adult to child ratio and if more than eight infants or toddlers are in care, group size may not exceed eight.
 
Practice Note: Groups may be arranged to have the younger children in a separate group with 1:4 ratios in Table A if all children are the same age; Table C if mixed-ages.
 
(c)    If children in care include a mix of only preschool and school aged children, the following table determines the staff/child ratio;
TABLE C
When All Children in Care Are:
No Group May Exceed:
With a Caregiver to Child Ratio of:
Notes
One Child in Care Age 24 Months to Eligible for First Grade;
The rest of children in care are school-age
12
1:12
If more than 12 children are in care, the groups must be separated to create groups of 12 or fewer children.
Between two and 12 Children are Between 24 Months and Eligible for First Grade;
The rest of the children in care are school-age
12
1:10
If more than 12 children are in care, the groups must be separated to create groups of 12 or fewer children.
 
 
414-350-0380           Swimming Activities
 
TABLE 4
Staffing Requirements for Swimming
 
Wading Pools- Water Depth under 24 Inches
 
 
Non-Swimmer
Beginning Swimmer
Age of Child
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
 
Lessons
Recreation
Lessons
Recreation
Six Weeks – 36 Mo
1:1
1:1
1:4
1:1
36 Mo – Not Yet Attending Kindergarten
1:6
1:6
1:8
1:8
Attending Kindergarten +
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:15
 
 
Swimming Pools- Water Depth from 24 – 48 Inches
 
 
Non-Swimmer
Beginning Swimmer
Age of Child
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
 
Lessons
Recreation
Lessons
Recreation
Six Weeks – 36 Mo
1:1
Not Allowed
1:4
1:1
36 Mo – Not Yet Attending Kindergarten
1:5
1:2
1:7
1:7
Attending Kindergarten +
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:15
 
Swimming Pools- Water Depth over 48 Inches
 
 
Non-Swimmer
Beginning Swimmer
Age of Child
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
 
Lessons
Recreation
Lessons
Recreation
Six Weeks – 36 Mo
1:1
Not Allowed
1:4
1:1
36 Mo – Not Yet Attending Kindergarten
1:4
Not Allowed
1:6
1:6
Attending Kindergarten +
1:5
1:5
1:10
1:15
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Child Care Center Staff/Child Ratio Tables

Excerpted tables from Certified Child Care Center Rules. Note: These tables are referenced in the Office of Child Care's Administrative rules on the Secretary of State’s website.        
 
414-300-0130                Staff/Child Ratios and Group Size
 
(1)    The number of caregivers and group size shall be determined by the number and ages of the children in attendance.
 
(2)    The maximum number of children in a group and the ratio of caregivers to children specified in Table 3A of this rule shall apply, except that:
 
(a)    When all toddler, preschool and school-age children are at rest, the situation permits, and the room is arranged so all children are supervised, there may be one teacher or Aide II supervising the resting room. As children awaken and become active, additional staff shall be added to return ratios to those in Table 3A. Sufficient staff to meet the required ratio shall be in the facility and able to be summoned by the caregiver without leaving the resting room; and
 
(b)    Maximum group size shall not apply to field trips, outdoor play, planned large group activities, napping and eating. Staff/child ratios shall apply to these activities.
 
(c)    Centers with certification in effect on July 15, 2001, shall comply with age groupings, staff/child ratios and group size in either Table 3A or Table 3B for as long as the facility is continuously used for child care, under the following conditions:
 
(A)    The center must choose to operate under Table 3A or Table 3B; centers shall not operate under a combination of both;
 
(B)    If centers wish to change from operating under one set of ratios to operating under the other set of ratios, the change shall occur at the time of certification renewal; and
 
(C)    Centers may change options only twice.
TABLE 3A
Age of Children
Minimum Number of Caregivers to Children
Maximum Number of Children in a Group
Six Weeks of Age through 23 Months
1:4
8
24 Months of Age through 35 Months
1:5
10
36 Months of Age to Attending Kindergarten
1:10
20
Attending Kindergarten and Older
1:15
30
 
TABLE 3B
Age of Children
Minimum Number of Caregivers to Children
Maximum Number of Children in a Group
Six Weeks of Age and Under 30 Months
1:4
8
30 Months of Age to Attending Kindergarten
1:10
20
Attending Kindergarten and Older
1:15
30
 
414-300-0380            Swimming Activities
 
TABLE 4
Staffing Requirements for Swimming
 
Wading Pools- Water Depth under 24 Inches
 
 
Non-Swimmer
Beginning Swimmer
Age of Child
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
 
Lessons
Recreation
Lessons
Recreation
Six Weeks – 36 Mo
1:1
1:1
1:4
1:1
36 Mo – Not Yet Attending Kindergarten
1:6
1:6
1:8
1:8
Attending Kindergarten +
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:15
Swimming Pools- Water Depth from 24 – 48 Inches
 
 
Non-Swimmer
Beginning Swimmer
Age of Child
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
 
Lessons
Recreation
Lessons
Recreation
Six Weeks – 36 Mo
1:1
Not Allowed
1:4
1:1
36 Mo – Not Yet Attending Kindergarten
1:5
1:2
1:7
1:7
Attending Kindergarten +
1:10
1:10
1:10
1:15
 
Swimming Pools- Water Depth over 48 Inches
 
 
Non-Swimmer
Beginning Swimmer
Age of Child
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
Staff/Child Ratio
 
Lessons
Recreation
Lessons
Recreation
Six Weeks – 36 Mo
1:1
Not Allowed
1:4
1:1
36 Mo – Not Yet Attending Kindergarten
1:4
Not Allowed
1:6
1:6
Attending Kindergarten +
1:5
1:5
1:10
1:15
 
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Child Care Center Staff Qualifications

Excerpted tables from Certified Child Care Center Rules. Note: These tables are referenced in the Office of Child Care’s Administrative rules on the Secretary of State’s website.
 
Qualifications for Head Teacher
 
TABLE 1
 
Option
Infant and Toddler
 Age Program
Preschool-Age Program
School-Age Program
(a) Bachelor’s Degree (BS/BA) from college or university with a major in:
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Elementary education
· Special education
· Child development
· Elementary education
· Physical education
· Recreation
· Special education
· Early childhood education
OR
(b) Associate’s Degree (AS/AA) from a college with a major in:
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Or related degree
· Child development
· Physical education
· Recreation
· Special education
· Early childhood education
· Or related degree
OR
(c) A one year state or nationally recognized credential:
·    Related to infant and toddler care
·       Related to preschool-age care
·    Related to school-age care
OR
(d) Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in:
AND
At least one year of qualifying teaching experience in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program, in the care of:
·    Early childhood education
·    Child development
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
·    Infants and/or toddlers
·       Early childhood education
·       Child development
·       Elementary education
·       Special education
 
 
 
 
·       Preschool-age children
·    Child development
·    Physical education
·    Elementary education
·    Special education
·    Recreation
·    Early childhood education
 
·    School-age children
OR
(e) At least two years of qualifying teaching experience, with at least one year as a teacher, in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program, in the care of:
·    Infants and/or toddlers
·       Preschool-age children
·    School-age children
OR
(f) Documentation of attaining at least step 8.5 (eight.five) in the Oregon Registry
 
 
 

 

Qualifications for Teacher
 
TABLE 2
 
Option
Infant and Toddle
r Age Program
Preschool-Age Program
School-Age Program
(a) Completion of 20 credits (semester system) or 30 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in:
 
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Elementary education
· Special education
· Child development
· Elementary education
· Physical education
· Recreation
· Special education
· Early childhood education
OR
(b) A one year state or nationally recognized credential:
· Related to infant and toddler care
· Related to preschool-age care
· Related to school-age care
OR
(c) At least one year of qualifying teaching experience, with at least one year as a teacher, in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program, in the care of:
· Infants and/or toddlers
· Preschool-age children
· School-age children
OR
(d) Completion of 10 credits (semester system) or 15 credits (quarter system) of training at a college or university in:
AND
At least six months of qualifying teaching experience in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program, in the care of:
· Early childhood education
· Child development
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
· Infants and/or toddlers
· Early childhood education
· Child development
· Elementary education
· Special education
 
 
 
 
· Preschool-age children
· Child development
· Elementary education
· Physical education
· Recreation
· Special education
· Early childhood education
 
· School-age children
OR
(f) Documentation of attaining at least step 8 (eight) in the Oregon Registry
 
 
 
 
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