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Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 185]
Action Amend Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers to Address Federal Health and Safety Requirements
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5/11/21  4:10 pm
Commenter: Jen Schlidt, WCLC

22VAC40-185-350 Staff-to-children ratio and group size requirements
 

22VAC40-185-350 Staff-to-children ratio and group size requirements

We do not agree with the maximum group sizes in Table 1 for birth to 16 months. WCLC is a large center with ample space for students; we currently hold 16 students in our infant ( 3 - 12 months) classroom and our waddler classroom (12 - 16 months). By limiting us to 12 students in each of thee classrooms, we are taking away 8 open spaces at our center, which lengthens our waitlist and takes away our ability to provide the much needed care to our community.

 

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