Center Ratios and Group Sizes: Research-Based Rationale
Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Rachel Schumacher
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This rationale presents research on the effects of ratios and group sizes on babies in center-based child care. As part of the Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project, this rationale supports the Policy Framework’s Recommendation #6: Ensure that babies and toddlers in centers are in small groups with sufficient numbers of providers.