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 4 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  Apr May Jun Quarter 4 Total FY 2016-17 Total
Facility inspections 1,592 1,529 1,727 4,848 19,428
Facility complaints 50 40 53 143 632
Home inspections 230 207 224 661 2,708
Home complaints 2 2 1 5 31
Instructor led courses for child care personnel 387 305 361 1,053 3,902
Students in instructor led courses 7,842 11,732 7,158 26,732 77,091
Competency exams administered to child care personnel 16,448 18,361 13,160 47,969 162,913
On-line courses completed 11,835 13,022 17,578 42,435 140,498
Director credentials issued 224 324 411 959 3,669
Staff credentials issued 1,086 1,325 1,505 3,916 12,043
Calls received in the training call center 11,098 10,774 12,286 34,158 128,326

  Apr Mar Jun Quarter 4 Average FY 2016-17 Average
Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.86% 100.00% 100.00% 99.95% 99.88%
Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 99.88%
Child Care Facilities 4,760 4,762 4,725 4,749 4,741
Family Day Care Homes 1,054 1,058 1,042 1,051 1,086
Large Family Child Care Homes 306 308 305 306 307
Registered Homes 752 739 712 734 782
Religious Homes 420 412 420 417 418
Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements 545,813 547,024 543,750 545,529 543,325