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Center Ratios and Group Sizes: Research-Based Rationale

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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

Topic: Health (Licensing and regulation)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.