How many children can one person care for at a time?
The number of children who can be cared for at a time depends on the children's ages and the type of child care operation. The child/caregiver ratio is the maximum number of children one caregiver can be responsible for.
Research shows that direct, warm, social interactions between adults and children are more likely to occur with lower child/caregiver ratios. When there are smaller groups, it also reduces the likelihood of injuries and illnesses in children, and it increases opportunities for positive interaction between children.
The ratios of children to caregivers are listed in the Texas Administrative Code, which is available online.
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