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55 Pa. Code § 3280.51. Maximum number of children.

STAFF:CHILD RATIO


§ 3280.51. Maximum number of children.

 No more than 12 children unrelated to the operator may simultaneously receive care except in a facility serving older school-age children. In a facility serving only older school-age children, a certificate of compliance may be issued for up to 15 children unrelated to the operator.

Notes of Decisions

   Illustrative Cases

   The facility exceeded the maximum allowable capacity for a group child day care home by almost 50 percent. This conduct did, indeed, amount to gross imcompetence, negligence or misconduct. Winston v. Department of Public Welfare, 675 A.2d 372 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1996).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3280.113 (relating to supervision of children); 55 Pa. Code §  3280.221 (relating to requirements specific to school-age programs); and 55 Pa. Code §  3300.51 (relating to similar developmental level).



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