Preschool Teacher/Student Ratio

SC Department of Social Services

The Staff: Child ratio indicates the maximum number of children permitted per caregiver.

Child’s Age Staff-to-Child Ratios

  • Birth to one year 1:5
  • One to two years 1:6
  • Two to three years 1:8
  • Three to four years 1:12
  • Four to five years 1:17
  • Five to six years 1:20
  • Six to twelve years 1:23