The number of children per adult care provider is one thing that reflects the quality and safety of a child
care setting. Total group size also matters. These factors vary by province and the child's age. They also vary by the type and size of the child care centre, and other things. For example, for children age 12 months or younger, the child-to-staff ratio might be 3 babies to 1 adult caregiver. In a group child care centre, the maximum number of babies might be 6.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics