Staffing

 

  • Have their references confirmed and are thoroughly interviewed.
  • Are fingerprinted and have complete and up-to-date background checks on file.
  • Comply with standards set by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Actively participate in professional training each year.
  • Are certified in CPR and first-aid.
  • Maintain up-to-date physical examinations to ensure they are healthy.
  • Are mandated reporters. Mandated reporters are subject to state law regarding child abuse and neglect. They are required by law to report any suspected abuse to the proper authorities.

 

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All classrooms will maintain the following child-to-teacher ratios appropriate for the youngest age present in the classroom:

  • 6 weeks to 14 months = 4:1
  • 15 months to 2 years old = 5:1
  • 2 years old = 8:1
  • 3 & 4 years old = 10:1
  • 5 years and up = 20:1