Max # of students?

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  1. kinderkids

    kinderkids Virtuoso

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    Just a quick question for the preschool teachers. What is the max number of students you are allowed to have in your Pre-K 4 classroom with an aide?
     
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    State regulations in IL are a 1:10 ratio, or 2 teachers for 20 kids. Most of our state-funded PreK programs, though, are capped at 15-20 kids, with an aide.
     
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    Our state-funded program for pre-k is 16.
     
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    That depends on the state, in TX public pre-k we have no limit, I've had as many as 36 in the same room by myself. There are also no requirements for having an assistant. I think it's nuts because if I worked at the staff child care facility in our building and taught the 4 year olds that don't qualify for public pre-k I would have a ratio imposed by the state- I think it's 12:1. It's so wrong...
     
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    For 4/5 year olds, the ratio is 1:12. For 3 year olds, the ratio is 1:10.
     
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    ditto but we sometimes go up to 21.
     
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    our ratio is SUPPOSED to be 1:10, but I've had 22 before (with an aide)
     
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    Wow. This is odd. I teach at a private preschool that is state licensed and we have a ratio of 15:1 for three year olds (yeah ~ but in our center we have it set at 15:2). I think the 4's is something like 18:1 and Kinder is 25:1 ( I may be off by one ore two)
     
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    We have small rooms which determine how many children we have. With an assistant, I can have 16.
     
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    I teach pre-k special education. For an early childhood special ed class we can have 15. For just regular we can have up to 20 with an aide.
     
  12. Shawnmarie

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    Ours is 8:1.
     
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    :cool:
    Our self contained sped class is 2:10. Our autism class is 3:7.
     
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    In Ohio our maximum 3 yr old group size is 24 and the ratio is 12:1. Here, if you have 3's and 4's mixed together you have to maintain the ratio of the lowest aged child in your space.
     
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    We are the same.... 10:1 ratio so, 20 with an aide.
     

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