School Age Scheduling/Mixed Age Group
Children in kindergarten (“kinders”) are considered pre-school age and require a ratio of 1 staff for every 10 children. School age children in grades 1 to 5 require a ratio of 1 staff for every 15 children. Children in the kindergarten and school age programs at BBE are often in mixed ratios, such as before and after school, in-service days, and school breaks. A maximum of 10 kinders are in a group with 15 school age and 2 staff. The exception is from 11:20 to 3:00 when the kindergarten program runs during the school year.
BBE has 3 rooms at Phoenix School that are used for after school programming. The children are divided amongst these 3 rooms. They spend approximately 1 hour in these groups before joining together either for outside time or in the gym for physical activities.
Mixed Age Group Policies