No children here.
Michael Blair

One of the biggest problems is that for very young children, you’re really limited as to how many kids you can have per teacher. For babies, often the limit is 4 children per caregiver, and even for toddlers and pre-schoolers, the MAXIMUM is often around 9 children per caregiver. That means you don’t exactly get to divide the cost of a teacher’s salary by 25 or 30 the way you often do in an elementary school classroom.

Add in rent, utilities, insurance, administrative costs, equipment, food, etc., and the cost per child just to break even becomes very high!

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