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Reduce Georgia Daycare Child to Worker Ratio

58 Signatures Goal: 100

Currently Georgia law allows for a child to worker ratio of 6:1 for infants. Anyone who has cared for an infant less than 1 year old can tell you how difficult and challenging it is to pay proper attention and provide basic care of feeding and changing all the while interacting with an infant at this very crucial time to form a sense of trust, self and independence. Imagine trying to do that with 6 infants. Many skilled and dedicated child care providers in Georgia are facing this challenge every day, and in many cases infants are deprived of their opportunities to interact with adults not because of the workers\' inability to do so but the law that allows this ratio in daycares. Many other states in the US have already reduced the ratio to 4:1, if not less. It is voluntary for Georgia daycares to have reduced ratio, and many daycare operators choose to meet the absolute minimum requirement of 6:1 allowed by law. What is at stake here is our babies\' well-being and development. Why should Georgia babies settle for less I\'m a mom myself and I find this ratio unacceptable if not absurd after witnessing my son\'s 3 daycare workers hard at work juggling 18 demanding infants all day long and how difficult and exhausting it is for them. Let\'s work to have the legislature update a nearly decade-old code to 4:1 to give our youngest citizens the best possible start in life.

Sponsor

I\'m a mom to a wonderful 9-month-old baby boy, and depend on a daycare to work full time to support our family. I\'m also frustrated with the situation at our daycares that have 6 small babies to 1 caregiver. My son has been unable to take proper naps during the day because of all the activities around him with 18 babies and 3 workers, absolutely miserable after a day at daycare.....and right now I can\'t do anything about it because it\'s legal!

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