Infants are children who are 6 weeks up to 24 months.
A provider may have only two infants under 24 months in care.
This number includes the providerís own children under 24 months.
Preschool children are children who are 24 months, up to the age where they are eligible to attend first grade.
A provider may have up to six children who are not yet eligible for first grade in care.
For instance, if a provider has:
1 child under 24 months, may have 5 preschool age in care;
2 children under 24 months, may have 4 preschool age in care.
This number includes infants in care and the providerís own children.
School age children are children who are eligible to attend first grade or are older.
A provider may have four school age children in addition to the six preschool children in care. A provider may have as many school age children as she wishes to make up the total of ten children. For instance, if there are:
5 preschoolers, may have 5 school age, or
4 preschoolers, may have 6 school age.
A providerís own children through age 13 count as child care children when they are at home during child care hours.
A provider may have a total of 10 children in care. No more than 6 of the children may be preschool age (of these no more than 2 may be under 24 months).
Any children who are being supervised by the provider during child care hours count in the number, including: friends of providerís children who are just playing; scout troops meeting during child care hours; neighborís children who drop in, etc.