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.

2016-17, Quarter 1 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
Jul Aug Sep Quarter 1 Total FY2016-17 Total
Facility inspections 1,420 1,673 1,694 4,787 4,787
Facility complaints 55 74 58 187 187
Home inspections 198 250 230 678 678
Home complaints 4 2 5 11 11
Instructor led courses for child care personnel 194 195 154 543 543
Students in instructor led courses 2,058 2,530 2,008 6,596 6,596
Competency exams administered to child care personnel 7,046 11,856 10,369 29,271 29,271
On-line courses completed 11,679 12,131 10,511 34,321 34,321
Director credentials issued 354 486 348 1,188 1,188
Staff credentials issued 957 1,362 929 3,248 3,248
Calls received in the training call center 10,516 12,203 10,404 33,123 33,123

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
Jul Aug Sep Quarter 1 Average FY2016-17 Average
Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.56% 99.80% 99.72% 99.69% 99.69%
Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy 100.00% 100.00% 98.94% 99.65% 99.65%
Child Care Facilities 4,664 4,717 4,740 4,707 4,707
Family Day Care Homes 1,131 1,118 1,114 1,121 1,121
Large Family Child Care Homes 301 304 305 303 303
Registered Homes 809 799 805 804 804
Religious Homes 414 412 413 413 413
Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements 531,707 537,157 543,155 537,340 537,340