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Level C Centers

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  • Meet state requirements for health and safety to operate legally in SC.
  • Meet required teacher to child ratios.

Required teacher to child ratios and class size for Level C:

  • Infants & toddlers:
    • 0-1 year – 1 teacher per 5 children
    • 1-2 years – 1 teacher per 6 children
    • 2-3 years – 1 teacher per 8 children
  • Preschoolers:
    • 3-4 years – 1 teacher per 12 children
    • 4-5 years – 1 teacher per 17 children
    • 5-6 years – 1 teacher per 20 children
  • School-agers:
    • 6-12 years - 1 teacher per 23 children
  • All teaching staff must have a minimum of a high school diploma and experience working in a licensed child care setting.
  • Directors must have a high school diploma and experience working in a licensed child care setting.
  • Teachers receive 15 hours of specialized training every year. Directors receive 20 hours of specialized training every year. This training helps them plan activities to support every child’s development and learning.
  • Receive annual on-site reviews of health and safety by trained ABC assessors.

 

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