When UBCCC is in operation, an adequate number of qualified staff are always on duty to ensure the health and safety of the children. UBCCC provides staff supervision meeting the requirements of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) and the criteria of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
|Age / Group Size||6||8||10||12||14||16||18||20||21|
|Infants (Birth to 12 months)||1:3||1:4|
|Toddlers (12 to 24 months)||1:3||1:4||1:5|
|2 year olds (24 to 30 months)||1:4||1:5||1:6|
|2 1/2 year olds (30-36 months)||1:5||1:6||1:7|
|3 year olds||1:7||1:8||1:9||1:10|
|4 year olds
|5 year olds||1:8||1:9||1:10||1:11|
Smaller group sizes and lower staff – child ratios have been found to be strong predictors of compliance with indicators of quality such as positive interactions among staff and children and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Variations in group sizes and ratios are acceptable in cases where the program demonstrates a very high level of compliance with criteria for interactions, curriculum, staff qualifications, health & safety and physical environment.