How Many Children can one Person Care for all Day?


Government makes ratios and group size worse. See BC Child:Staff ratio laws

  • All-day Kindergarten – 1 teacher for 22 kids for 6 hours
  • New category “multi-age child care” allowing 1 adult to 8 children: 1 child under 1 year + 2 children under 3 years, + 5 age 3 years or more
  • Worsened group size and ratio for daycare for K and Gr 1 and for Gr 2-7
  • GROUP SIZE – daycare for K and Gr 1 – up 4 from 20 to 24 per group
  • GROUP SIZE – Gr 2-7 daycare – up 5 from 20 to 25
  • RATIO – daycare for K and Gr 1` – up 2 to 12 from 10 kids per staff
  • RATIO – Gr 2-7 daycare – 1 staff:15 children