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Perlman Michal, Fletcher Brooke A., Falenchuk Olesya, Brunsek Ashley, McMullen Evelyn, Shah Prakesh S., 19 January, 2017
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Child-staff ratios are a key quality indicator in early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs. Better ratios are believed to improve child outcomes by increasing opportunities for individual interactions and educational instruction from…