Adam: What’s that?
Noelle: It’s a list of questions I’m going to ask at the childcare center when we visit today. I want to be prepared.
Adam: We already know that it’s licensed and has a good reputation. What other questions are you going to ask?
Noelle: Lots. For instance, I want to know what the ratio is of children to each childcare worker and what their staff turnover rate is.
Adam: Okay, I guess those are important questions.
Noelle: And I want to know what their policies are on disciplining the kids and what kinds of meals and snacks they serve.
Adam: Also good questions.
Noelle: And I want to find out their policies on sick kids and if they allow late pick-up.
Adam: Yeah, I guess those are really good questions, too.
Noelle: And I want to know if I can observe any time I want to and if there is a secure check-in/check- out system.
Adam: Those are all good questions, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you’ve done your homework.
Noelle: That’s why you married me, right? Because I’m so practical?
Adam: If that’s why I married you, wouldn’t that make me the practical one?
1. turnovern. 人员流动率[商业]
The turnover of people in an organization or place is the rate at which people leave and are replaced.
Short-term contracts increase staff turnover.
2. ration. 比率
A ratio is a relationship between two things when it is expressed in numbers or amounts. For example, if there are ten boys and thirty girls in a room, the ratio of boys to girls is 1:3, or one to three.
The adult to child ratio is one to six.
3. snackn. (正餐之间的) 小吃
A snack is something such as a chocolate bar that you eat between meals.
Do you eat sweets, cakes or sugary snacks?