Child Care Centers care for children in groups. All states require centers to be licensed. In Utah, a child care center means a facility is licensed to do child care. The adult/ratios are: one adult to four children (0-24 months), one adult to seven children (two year old), one adult to 12 children (three year old), one adult to 15 children (four year old), one adult to 20 children (five years and older).
Why Do Parents Choose Child Care Centers?
Parents choose centers because they believe that larger groups, multiple caregivers and state inspections make programs safer for their children and make the arrangement more dependable. They respect the reputation of the child care program or the institution sponsoring the program. Many parents believe that more staff, space, equipment, toys and the organized activities, provide a better learning environment for their children.