Active and appropriate supervision is vital to keep children safe. You need to know ratios, group sizes, and ways to track attendance for children in your care.  Remember, maintaining safe ratios and group sizes helps prevent educators from being overwhelmed and keeps supervision manageable.  Check out this video and quick quiz to learn more.

1. Watch the Video: Safety: Ratios, Supervision, Attendance

2. Knowledge Check: Take the quiz!

3. Keep minimum ratios and maximum group size handy- These are required by the Department of Education’s Office of Child Care Licensing. Print a copy of the chart below, Ratios, Group Size, and Supervision. See the OCCL regulations for more detailed information.

4. Need an attendance sheet? Try this Daily Attendance Form approved by the Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Child Care Licensing.

Remember: Active supervision is your main responsibility. Maintain minimum ratio, maximum group size, and position yourself so that you can always observe all children. Reach out to colleagues for support if you need it! You can do it!