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.

2017-18, Quarter 2 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  Oct Nov Dec Quarter 2 Total FY 2017-18 Total
Facility inspections 1,807 1,764 1,795 5,366 10,299
Facility complaints 160 159 129 448 904
Home inspections 334 232 229 795 1,672
Home complaints 8 10 3 21 41
Instructor led courses for child care personnel 250 475 233 958 392
Students in instructor led courses 3,145 11,149 4,656 18,950 1,350
Competency exams administered to child care personnel 12,436 13,304 14,912 40,652 73,267
On-line courses completed 12,293 13,244 11,214 36,751 74,713
Director credentials issued 202 228 226 656 1,700
Staff credentials issued 733 1,026 741 2,500 5,686
Calls received in the training call center 12,607 9,472 7,622 29,701 64,243

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  Oct Nov Dec Quarter 2 Average FY 2017-18 Average
Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.91% 99.72% 99.92% 99.85% 99.48%
Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.54% 100.00% 100.00% 99.85% 99.53%
Child Care Facilities 4,773 4,776 4,768 4,772 4,759
Family Day Care Homes 1,012 1,012 1,010 1,011 1,019
Large Family Child Care Homes 295 295 294 295 297
Registered Homes 679 662 665 669 686
Religious Homes 421 406 409 412 417
Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements

549,694

549,065 549,363 549,374 547,803