All of the staff at the Zanesville Day Nursery (ZDN) are qualified, competent, caring, and loving individuals. Each of them meets professional training mandates as dictated by the Ohio Department of Education, Job and Family Services (ODJFS), and Step Up To Quality, our monitoring entities. Each individual has received approved background checks and they are responsible for continuing education and on-going professional development to assure quality service delivery. They are also certified in first aid, infant/child CPR and AED. We are proud of the attention given to children, from housekeeping, meal preparation, to the delivery of educational services.
Staff/Child Ratio and License Capacity
The Nursery is licensed to accommodate 110 children at any time, 31 of which can be under the age of 2 ½. Teachers are assigned to specific age groups.
Licensing Ratio (determined by Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services)
1 Staff per 5 young infants (Birth and < 12 months), or 2 Staff per 12 infants in the same room
1 Staff per 6 older infants (12 Months and < than 18 months), maximum group size = 12
1 Staff per 7 young toddlers (18 months and < 2 ½), maximum group size = 14
1 Staff per 8 older toddlers (2 ½ years and < 3 years of age), maximum group size = 16
1 Staff per 12 young preschoolers (children who are 3 years of age and < 4), maximum group size = 24
1 Staff per 14 older preschoolers (at least 4 years of age & not eligible for kindergarten), maximum group size = 28
1 Staff per 18 young school-agers (kindergarten & < 11 years of age), maximum group size = 36
1 Staff per 20 older school-agers (11 & < 15 years of age), maximum group size = 40