Must be at least 16 years old and have completed, or be currently enrolled in, an approved course in the development of children. Must complete a course of training in child care within 6 months of employment unless such a course was completed within the previous 12 months.
Provider / Child Ratio
|Age Range||Ratio For Center-based Care||Maximum Group Size|
|6 weeks||4:1||Not regulated (NR)|
|10 years and older||13:1||NR|
|* Ratios shown in table are calculated based on the maximum number of children allowed to one caregiver. Center classrooms with children over 2 years of age but under 3 years of age are required to have a child staff ratio of 10:1. Otherwise, the ratios in child care centers are based on the total number of children in care, not the age of the children. Requirements for children age 2 and older are as follows:|
For every additional 13 children above 93, one more caregiver is required.
Source: Center Child Care Licensing Regulations: Child Staff Ratios and Maximum Group Size Requirements (February 2003), NCCIC.
|Age Range||Ratio Small Family Child Care Homes|
|Total Number of Children Allowed:||5-6; Plus 3 School-Age Children (SAC)|
|Maximum Number of Children to One Provider:||9; If 3 SAC|
|Provider’s Own Children Counted:||No|
|Maximum Number of Infants/Toddlers to One Provider:||4; Under 2-yrs with no more than 2 under 1-yr|
|Age Range||Ratio Large Family Child Care Homes|
|Total Number of Children Allowed:||7-12; If 3 SAC (including provider’s own children if under age 10)|
|Ratio of Children to One Provider:||6:1|
|Provider’s Own Children Counted:||Yes; If under 10|
Department of Human Resources
Division of Child and Family Services
Bureau of Services for Child Care
711 East 5th St.
Carson, NV 89701
Hotline: 800-992-0900 (not in Elko or Las Vegas)
Web site: http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us/
Nevada Child Care Associations:
Clark County Child Care Association