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NEW Staff-To-Children Ratios Take Effect Soon!

In June 2005 new child care regulations passed the legislative process. These regulations clarified existing definitions and added some new ones. They updated health, sanitation, and safety requirements to ensure consistency with DHEC and/or USDA's requirements. In addition, the regulations proposed incremental increases to the number of staff-to-children ratios in certain age groups beginning in 2007. These ratio changes take effect on June 24, 2007. Please visit the DSS website at and go to the appropriate regulations to view the ratios.

You can also click here for a printable PDF of new staffing ratios from the current year through 2009.

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