DCF Quick Facts

Child Care Regulation

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The Office of Child Care Regulation is statutorily responsible for the administration of child care licensing and training throughout Florida. This program ensures that children are well cared for in a safe, healthy, positive and educational environment by trained, qualified and screened child care staff. The program currently regulates or provides oversight for licensed child care facilities, licensed family day care homes, licensed large family child care homes, registered family day care homes and licensed specialized facilities for the care of mildly ill children in 62 of the 67 counties in Florida.

2015-16, Quarter 4 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
Apr May Jun Quarter 4
Total
FY 2015-16
Total
Facility inspections 1,542 1,719 1,656 4,917 19,000

Facility complaints

52 62 53 167 787

Home inspections

234 240 247 721 3,082

Home complaints

4 9 3 16 53

Instructor led courses for child care personnel

645 474 253 1,372 4,397

Students in instructor led courses

11,680 11,888 3,914 27,482 74,523

Competency exams administered to child care personnel

14,442 14,213 13,592 42,247 132,881

On-line courses completed

11,242 12,546 15,530 39,318 121,494

Director credentials issued

254 329 384 967 3,586

Staff credentials issued

1,033 1,222 1,197 3,452 11,157

Calls received in the training call center

10,102 10,518 11,073 31,693 147,364

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
Apr May Jun Quarter 4
Average
FY 2015-16
Average

Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy

99.77% 99.61% 99.72% 99.70% 99.73%

Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy

100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88%

Child Care Facilities

4,727 4,709 4,679 4,705 4,694

Family Day Care Homes

1,172 1,168 1,152 1,164 1,189

Large Family Child Care Homes

305 304 299 303 307

Registered Homes

839 842 816 832 840

Religious Homes

409 412 413 411 400

Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements

537,181 535,604 533,585 535,457 534,622