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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 100. Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Caring Institutions
4/1/2020

22VAC40-100-100. Ratio of Child Care Staff to Children.

A. The staff-child ratio shall vary according to the ages of the children and the kinds of problems they present.

B. In determining the ratio of staff to children, the clerical workers, maintenance staff, and others who have no direct responsibility for children, must not be included.

C. The ratio of full-time staff carrying responsibility for the supervision of children shall be one adult for every 10 children over two years of age except where the needs of the children may warrant a higher or lower ratio. A minimum of one staff shall be on duty at night in each cottage or building where children sleep.

D. Except where necessary to prevent the separation of a family, an institution serving older children will not offer care to infants under two years of age. In instances where care is offered to children under two years of age, the ratio shall be one adult for every three infants.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-24-01 §IIIC, eff. November 22, 1972; amended, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. February 1, 1984, eff. May 1, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.

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