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Library: Policy

340:110-3-84. Ages and number of children

Revised 11-1-20

(a) Total number of children.The maximum number of children in care at one time, on or off of the premises, does not exceed the number of children specified on the license.

(1) The total number of children in care is limited to:

(A) seven children, for a family child care home;

(B) twelve children, for a large family child care home; and

(C) includes children in (2) and (3) of this subsection.

(2) The total number of children in care includes:

(A) children younger than 5 years of age living in the home and present while children are in care;

(B) foster children 12 years of age and younger living in the home and present while children are in care; and

(C) the substitute's or assistant caregiver's children present while children are in care.

(3) When the primary caregiver is licensed in an alternative residence other than his or her primary residence, the total number of children in care includes children 12 years of age and younger not residing in the alternative residence.

(b) One caregiver.

(1) When only one caregiver is present, the total number and ages of children in care at any one time are:

(A) seven children, with no more than two children younger than 2 years of age;

(B) six children, with no more than three children younger than 2 years of age; or

(C) five children of any age.

(2) Examples of number and ages of children are described in this paragraph.

(A) When one caregiver has seven children in care, the program may care for:

(i) seven children two years of age and older, and no children younger than two years of age;

(ii) one child younger than two years of age, and six children two years of age and older; or

(iii) two children younger than two years of age, and five children two years of age and older.

(B) When one caregiver has six children in care, the program may care for three children younger than two years of age, and three children two years of age and older.

(C) When one caregiver has five children in care, the program may care for:

(i) four children under two years of age and one child two years of age and older; or

(ii) five children all younger than two years of age, and no children two years of age and older.

(c) Two caregivers.Two caregivers are required to provide care when:

(1) seven children are in care and more than two children are younger than 2 years of age; or

(2) six children are in care and more than three children are younger than 2 years of age.

(d) Additional staff provisions are made for enrollment of children with disabilities requiring individual attention.

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