Child Study Center

Class Sizes

How many children and adults will be in my child's preschool class?

Ages: 3 years to 5 years

Enrollment Capacity: 16 children per group

Number of Adults per Class: 2-5

At any given time the minimum number of adults with a group of sixteen preschool children is two. In comparison, the state licensing regulations for centers require one adult per 10 three-year-olds; one adult per 12 four-year-olds; and one adult per 15 five year-olds.

Who will be with my child at the preschool?
A Lead Teacher plans and implements the daily schedule. The lead teacher is responsible for the supervision of the children, preparing the environment, and directing the lab students.

An Associate Teacher is a Graduate Assitant. This teacher is responsible for opening and closing the center. She also provides extended care in the morning, noon-time care, and extended care at the end of the day.

Practicum Students, as they are enrolled in the course, serve as assistant teachers. They are typically scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the a.m. or p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday in the a.m. or p.m.

Student Assistants are employed to work with the children as needed. Student assistants typically work with the children during extended care.

Lab Students, who are enrolled in the course, spend assigned hours each week at the Lab. Their role is to interact with the children, provide guidance, plan and implement activities, and complete course assignments based on observations and interactions with children.
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Study Center
Ball State University
Muncie , Indiana 47306

Phone: 765-285-1987
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