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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 180. Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes - Requirements for Providers

22VAC40-180-110. Staffing Requirements.

A. The provider shall ensure that the total number of children receiving care at any one time does not exceed four, which is the maximum capacity allowed by law (§ 63.2-1704 of the Code of Virginia) for family day homes that may apply for voluntary registration.

B. The following adult-to-child ratios shall be maintained for children receiving care until October 31, 1993. (NOTE: The adult-to-child ratios for voluntary registration shall be same as those for licensed day homes effective November 1, 1993.)

1. One adult may care for nine children at any one time, within the limitations that follow. This includes provider by blood or marriage the provider's own children and any children who reside in the home.

a. Of the nine children, no more than six shall be under school age without an assistant;

b. Of the children under school age, no more than five shall be under 31 months (2 ½ years of age or younger) even when an assistant is present;

c. Of the children under 31 months, no more than three shall be under 16 months without an assistant.

2. School age children who are 10 years of age and older shall not count in determining the ratio of adults to children for staffing purposes.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1704 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-35-01 § 2.9, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Volume 33, Issue 02, eff. October 19, 2016.

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