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55 Pa. Code § 3270.51. Similar age level.


§ 3270.51. Similar age level.

 When children are grouped in similar age levels, the following maximum child group sizes and ratios of staff persons apply:

Similar Age LevelsStaffChildrenMaximum
Group Size
Total Number
of Staff
Required for
the Maximum
Group Size
Infant1 4 82
Young toddler1 5102
Older toddler1 6122
Young school-age112242
Older school-age115302

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3270.52 (relating to mixed age level); 55 Pa. Code §  3270.53 (relating to children of an operator or a staff person); 55 Pa. Code §  3270.113 (relating to supervision of children); 55 Pa. Code §  3270.173 (relating to transportation ratios); and 55 Pa. Code §  3270.241 (relating to requirements specific to school-age programs).

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