I've been on this forum for a while now and it seems like most everyone is either in a public school type setting with very large classes or a very small private setting---- I could be totally wrong---I am just curious to what the size and set up of the various facilities represented here are--- the center I work at is based out of a church, but except for Bible story twice a week we do not follow a "christian" curriculum (we don''t do halloween or Santa though). We are licensed for a total of 101 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, though we average around 65 or so children most of the time (some years we have a very large summer camp program for school age children which brings the numbers up closer to 100). The classrooms are broken down to infants, 3 toddler rooms ( divided by ages) 2 preschool rooms ( 3s and 4s) pre K and Kindergarten. We have 18 staff counting the director, 14 of us are qualified as lead teachers and 4 as assistant teachers---they are the floaters and cover lucnhes as well. Our ratios are according to state guidelines and are : infants 1:4, toddler one 1:5, toddler two 1;5, toddler 3 1:6. preschool 3s 1:8, preschool 4s 1:9, prek 1:10 and kindergarten 1 :15 We currently have around 65 children enrolled. We are open 6am to 6pm but have a 10 hour rule.