Kids First Parents Association of Canada

Daycare Staff:Child Ratios and Group-Size Laws Harm Kids

Inadequate care is the legislated norm in daycare centres

Peer-reviewed research on the effect of daycare ratios and group size shows that at current ratios and group sizes approximately 50% of children in daycare centres will not receive "appropriate care-giving" or "developmentally appropriate activities."

"Thresholds of Quality: Implications for the Social Development of Children in Center-based Child" Child Development April 1992 - Howes, Phillips, Whitebrook (not available free online)

See the charts from this study on pages 47-48 of this article published by daycare lobby group CRRU - "The Great Child Care Debate"


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