Adult/Child Ratio

Type B Family Child Care (the type I do)Adult/child ratio
Ohio's legal capacity for Type B Family Child Care: Maximum of 6 children, mixed ages,
no more than 3 children under the age of 2.
1 to 6 (mixed age groups)

For the sake of comparison, these are the allowable adult/child ratios in an Ohio child care center.

Ohio Child Care CenterAdult/child ratio
Infants (birth and under 12 months)1 to 5 or 2 to 12 in same room
Infants (12 months and under 18 months)1 to 6
Toddlers (18 months and under 2 1/2 years)1 to 7
Toddlers (2 1/2 years and under 3 years)1 to 8
Preschool - three years1 to 12
Preschool - four and five years of age1 to 14
School age - kindergarten to 111 to 18
School age - 11 years through 14 years1 to 20





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