Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

POLICY:

NOCAC Head Start will maintain appropriate ratios during all hours of program operations.

PROCEDURES:

  1. Staff-child ratios and group size maximums must be determined by the age of the majority of the children and needs of children present.
  2. NOCAC Head Start will ensure that required staff members/child ratios and maximum group size limitations are maintained at all times in accordance with
    1. ODJFS 5101:2-12-18 appendix A.
      1. Appendix A must be posted in a noticeable area in the center
    2. Head Start Performance Standard 1302.21(b).
  3. Staff shall not be counted in ratio when engaged in duties or activities that interfere with supervision of children.
  4. The center shall not exceed the license capacity at any time.
  5. During nap/rest time, two staff members must be present.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.21(b)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    5101:2-12-18 appendix A
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    

 

Effective Date: 8/7/17 Revision Date: 8/7/17
Approved By Policy Council: 8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council: 8/7/17