Low teacher / child ratios allow for one-to-one interaction, intimate knowledge of individual children, and consistent care giving. The Kangaroo Forest Early Childhood Center is required by DFPS to meet minimum standard requirements for student to teacher ratios. The Kangaroo Forest operates according to state standard guidelines and, when possible throughout each learning day, by ratios recommended by the NAEYC.  Listed below are the two sets of ratios we operate within.   

 
Age Group                               NAEYC Ratio                     DFPS Ratio
 
6 weeks to 6 months          1 teacher to 3 infants            1 teacher to 4 infants
 
6 months to 12months       1 teacher to 4 infants            1 teacher to 4 infants
 
12-18 months                    1 teacher to 5 toddlers          1 teacher to 5 toddlers
 
18-24 months                    1 teacher to 7 toddlers          1 teacher to 9 toddlers
 
2 years                             1 teacher to 8 toddlers          1 teacher to 11 toddlers
 
3 years                             1 teacher to 10  children        1 teacher to 15 children
 
4 years                             1 teacher to 10 children        1 teacher to 18 children
 
5 years                             1 teacher to 10 children        1 teacher to 22 children
 
Afterschool                       1 teacher to 12 children         1 teacher to 26 children