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  1. shellie1619

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    I am doing a research paper on the minimum standards for daycare centers and how they vary from state to state.
    If some of you know the websites where I can find these standards for your state, I would be forever greatful:help:
    -Shellie
     
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    In Oregon they are with Oregon Employment Department. Great topic.
     
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    I believe New Hampshire's is posted under health and human services
     
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    look for "title 22" in the dept of ed for california. theres a lot of rules in there.
     
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    Thank you all for your input today. Anybody else? I knew I could count on ya'll!
     
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    Title 22 is under the State of California, Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.
     
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    shellie, could you post a summary of ratios for all of us to see?
     
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    When I get done with the assignment, I would love to :)
     
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    Yea, I finished my assisnment. I did not get to all of the states but I have listed the staff requirements and the ratios for the states that I did do. I hope that you guys find some of this stuff as intereristing as I did!
    Alabama:
    •Staff must be 19 years old. Must have a High School Diploma or a GED. Within 30 days of employment must have 12 hours of training.
    0-12 mo. 1:4
    12-18 mo. 1:5
    18 mo.-2 ½ yrs. 1:6
    24 mo.-36 mo. 1:7
    2 ½ -4 yrs. 1:10
    4 yrs.-S.A. 1:16

    Florida
    •Staff must be 18 and must complete 40 hours of training. The training must be started by 90 days of employment
    Infants 1:4
    1 yr. 1:6
    2 yrs. 1:11
    3yrs. 1:15
    4 yrs. 1:20
    5 yrs. 1:25

    Georgia
    •Must be 18 years and have a High School Diploma or GED or 1 year experience
    Infants 1:6
    1 yr. 1:8
    2 yrs. 1:10
    3yrs. 1:15
    4 yrs. 1:18
    5 yrs. 1:20

    Mississippi
    •Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED or have a CDA credential or have 3 years prior experience caring for children who are under 13 years of age and who are not related to the caregiver.
    0-11mo. 1:5
    1 yr. 1:9
    2 yrs. 1:12
    3 yrs. 1:14
    4 yrs. 1:16
    5 yrs. 1:20

    Louisiana
    •Staff must be at least 18 years old.
    6wks.-9 mo. 1:6
    18 mo. 1:8
    27 mo. 1:12
    3 yrs. 1:14
    4 yrs. 1:16
    5 yrs. 1:20

    Montana
    •Must be at least 18 years old and have 2 years experience as a licensed/registered family day care home provider or day care center staff or a BA in education or a related field. Must also have sufficient language skills.
    Infants 1:4
    Toddlers 1:8
    Preschool 1:10
    School Age 1:14

    Utah
    •Must be at least 18 years old with a HS diploma or GED.
    Infants 1:4
    Toddlers 1:4
    2 yrs. 1:7
    3 yrs. 1:12
    4 yrs. 1:15
    5 yrs. 1:20


    West Virginia
    •Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school education or certified equivalent. Must be able to read and write.
    0-2 yrs. 1:4
    2-3 yrs. 1:8
    3-4 yrs. 1:10
    4-5 yrs. 1:12

    New York
    •Must have an AA in early childhood education, child development, or another child-related area; or CDA credential and 2 years experience related to caring for children; or high school diploma or equivalent and 3 years experience. Additionally, if caring for a group of children under the age of 3 years, must have 1 year experience and/or training specifically in Infant and Toddler care.
    6wks-1 ½ yrs. 1:4
    1yr-3yrs. 1:4
    3 yrs. 1:6
    4 yrs. 1:7

    Massachusetts
    •Must be at least 21 years old or have a high school diploma or equivalent and have at least 9 months of supervised work experience with children under 7 years old and have a three credit course in Child Growth and Development; or have a Child Development Associate Credential; or have graduated from a two-year high school vocational program in early childhood education, approved by the Office for both the education and experience requirements and have been evaluated and recommended by the program instructor; or hold an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field and 3 months required work experience; or hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field, and have 6 months required work experience, and have a three credit course in Child Growth and Development. To be considered an infant/toddler teacher, the required work experience includes time working with that age group.
    Infants 1:3
    Toddlers 1:4
    Preschool
    (Full Day) 1:10
    Preschool
    (Half Day) 1:12

    California
    •Must be at least 18 with 12 postsecondary units in early childhood education or child development and have 6 months experience; or hold a current and valid CDA and have 6 months on-the-job training and/or work experience; or hold a Children's Center Permit issued by the CA Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. (A Teacher may be hired provisionally with at least 6 semester units in early childhood education or child development completed prior to hiring, and completing 2 units each semester after hire until the full requirement is met.)
    6 wks-9 mo. 1:4
    18 mo.-27 mo. 1:6
    3-4 yrs. 1:12
     
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    Thanks for sharing, that was very insightful!
     

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