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Old 01-29-2008, 10:09 AM
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Default Daycare Provider/Child Ratios In Maine, USA

I coudn't believe, when I looked at the info page about ratios in Maine, that the 2 1/2 yr - 3 1/2 yr ratio was 1:8 - and sure enough, it isn't.
It is actually 1:7 (still astounding in my opinion, but at least one better than 8.) When I called the state they told me to look for an accredited child care, since their accreditation calls for more restrictive ratios.

The other ratios they gave me are as follows:

6 Weeks - 1 Year: 1:4 (with a maximum of 12 children in one space)
1 Yr - 2 1/2: 1:5 with 2 teachers, otherwise 1:4
2 1/2 - 3: 1:7 (with a maximum of 21 children in one space)

I hope this helps
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:09 PM
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Default Maine Ratio Differences

Your post is overstated. Your question of ratios for 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years in Maine includes both 1:7 and 1:8 ratios. The state's ratios for children 27 months to 3 years is 1:7. For children 3 years to 5 years it is 8:1. We will update our information to make months versus years more understandable. Thank you for the heads-up
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