How many children and teachers in your class?

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  1. eyeteach

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    12 two year olds max, 2 teachers. I think it is a pretty good ratio. I want to hear others though.
     
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    Currently, 26 4-5 year-olds w/ 2 teachers. But I am licensed for 35 kids! Crazy isn't it?
     
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    We can have two 4-5 year old classes and one 3 year old class. The 4-5 are maxed at 12 per 1 teacher. The 3 is maxed to 10 per 1 teacher.
     
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    I have 21 4 year olds, with 1 teacher and 1 aide. If the aide is absent they are not allowed to get a substitute. Last year an aide got in an accident and was out most the year. The teacher had 20 kids with no help. Yikes!
     
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    what is the ratio in Texas for that age?
     
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    I have anywhere from 15-19 four and half year olds and five years olds with 2 of us (state ratio is 1:10)
     
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    That is absolutely crazy!!! Texas state ratio for that age group is 1:18. Someone should have called and turned that center/director in!
     
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    My class is 15 four & five year olds, with myself and a co-teacher. In the afternoon, I have 10 (5 are half day), so I'm by myself. (State ratio is 1:10)
     
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    1:18???? That is ALOT of kids for one person, that is extremely high for a ratio and one teacher to deal with! wow..
     
  11. MsMar

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    When I taught pre-school in a mixed aged classroom of ages 3-5 we had 18-20 each day with two teachers. PA ratio is 1:10 for that age group.
     
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    Teacher

    I have 20 four and five year olds with one aide. Personally, I think it is too many and I would love love love to work with a class of 15 or less. I can't image how much more productive I and the students would be with that size of a class.
     
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    Here in Spain kids start school full days at age 3 (like, 9-2pm). It's not obligatory but most people do it. The kids start school the calendar year they turn 3, and there can be 25 in a class, no aide. There are lower ratios for younger kids, though.
     
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    I have 16 4-5 year olds with an aide. Sometimes I feel like I have too many. We-re only 1/2 day so there is not a lot of time to work with the kids. When I have a few absent, I can get so much more one on one time and special attention which is awesome!
     
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    The teacher in TX without an aide, she may be in a public school setting. Here, in public school settings, we don't have to abide by daycare ratios. I don't know why, it makes no sense, but that's how it is. We also don't have to abide by the rules that govern daycares/preschools about pottying, eating, etc.

    I have 2 classes (AM and PM) of 20 kids each with an aide.
     
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    I currently have 6 4year olds, with one teacher but can have 12 max-- my director tries to keep it at no more than 10 for space issues though
     
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    I work in a private preschool! 1:18 is the Texas state ratio. I agree it is alot of kids for 1 person. It took some time getting used to because in Colorado it was1:12!
     
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    No, I was talking about the post by mego65. She was the one who said that they don't get subs for aides, and last year, one aide was out because of a car accident most of the year.
     
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    I've got 20 kids enrolled as of Monday. Some of the kids are part-time so there can only be a maximum of 18 at school on any given day. My kids are 2 1/2 years to 5's getting ready to go to Kindergarten.

    At the least, it's me, my co-teacher, and a part time assistant in the classroom. On some days we have 2 Foster Grannies helping in the room. I work at a Lab School on a college campus, so depending on the semester we also have ECE students in the room doing their teaching internship.

    Some days there's just too many cooks in the kitchen.
     
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    Yeah, I'm at a public school, and Texas does not have a ratio for pre k in public schools.

    I went 4 weeks at the beginning of the school year with 22 4 year olds and no aide. I was transferred into the class the 5th week of school. So, I didn't get an aide till the 9th week of school. Mind you that was after the first parent conferences. I felt horrible sitting down with parents and telling them I have absolutely no clue how your child is doing. I could say how they played and sat in whole group, but I had no clue what letters or numbers they knew. I felt horrible!
     
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    Wow that is alot of kids for you guys. Our max for 3's is 14 with 2 adults......we had full classes last year and that was hard (I was the assitant last year)......the max for 4's is 16 with 2 adults. We are private church run preschool. This year enrollment is down due to the recession we believe and actually right now we look to be about the same for 2010-2011

    Right now I only have 10 kids (3s) with part-time help. Being a first year teacher I cannot having as many kids as you guys have!
     
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    I have 18 students for 2 1/2 hours with 1 teacher and 1 assistant. Then a different 18 students for 2 1/2 hours with 1 teacher and 1 assistant. The ratio is absolutely manageable, but I think it is too many kids. I would kill for 12 to 15 students at a time- I could get SO much more hands on things done.

    Plus, having 36 4-year-olds is a NIGHTMARE for assessments, report cards, conferences, and any other paperwork that comes my way- which as all of you know, is never-ending. I am doing report cards right now and I feel like I will NEVER get this many of them completed.
     
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    Our ratio is 1:6 for 18 mos to 2 years. So we have 18 children with 3 teachers and we split into 3 groups for the day. It's really nice because then we can just focus on our own 6.
     
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    I have 8 4-5 with a "kinda aid" on Tues & Thurs (No aid on Mon, Wed, Fri). I say "kinda aid" because if the main branch is short handed (which they are most of the time) they pull her to work there. State ratio is 10 to 1 for 4-5 yr olds. However on Tues & Thurs, I am the only teacher in the building (other employees, but no teachers) so I'm not supposed to be alone. This is why I sometimes get an aid those days. There is another class on the other side of the classroom on Mon, wed, fri. with a mix of 2's and 3's.
     
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    Currently, I only have 9 students with myself and an aide. It's really nice... although I sometimes feel like we have way more kids than that! We're licensed for up to 20 in the classroom, though, I believe. State ratio is 1:10.
     
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    I teach 2 half day classes with 20 3-5 year olds in each sesssion and it's only me and my assistant. We are getting a 21st child in one of the classes soon! :unsure:
     
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    15 four year olds with 1 teacher and 3 rotating assistants (they come in for various times throughout the day to help with the kids). My boss is trying to get a grant to pay for a full-time aide next year. Crossing my fingers for that to happen. It would help so much.
     
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    I teach prep. I have 23 students (4/5 year olds) and a teacher assistant for 20 hours a week.
     
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    I have a morning class of 15 3s with an assistant who is wonderful. Our numbers are way down-I used to have both morning and afternoon classes of 18 each.
     
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    Our hours are 0730-5 with 25 five/six year olds (it is considered pre-school here though it is technically kindegarten) with three teachers. Since the kids are evaluated weekly, we only have to really focus on the eight who have been assigned to your group but general classroom management, activities and whatever your role in the group (such as Montessori, language, etc.) is split between the three of us.
     

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