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 2 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  Oct Nov Dec Quarter 2 Total FY 2016-17 Total
Facility inspections 1,989 1,443 1,664 4,787 9,574
Facility complaints 44 44 52 140 327
Home inspections 242 216 218 676 1,354
Home complaints 4 2 1 7 18
Instructor led courses for child care personnel 353 557 221 1,131 1,674
Students in instructor led courses 4,663 11,411 4,578 20,652 27,248
Competency exams administered to child care personnel 10,108 12,001 12,252 34,361 63,632
On-line courses completed 9,528 8,475 7,821 25,824 60,145
Director credentials issued 251 100 291 642 1,830
Staff credentials issued 734 659 834 2,227 5,475
Calls received in the training call center 9,459 6,610 7,297 26,366 59,489

  Oct Nov Dec Quarter 2 Average FY 2016-17 Average
Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy 100.00% 99.91% 99.92% 99.94% 99.82%
Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.12% 100.00% 100.00% 99.71% 99.68%
Child Care Facilities 4,753 4,749 4,756 4,753 4,730
Family Day Care Homes 1,103 1,094 1,090 1,096 1,108
Large Family Child Care Homes 306 309 307 307 305
Registered Homes 814 808 799 807 806
Religious Homes 418 423 417 419 416
Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements 544,336 544,248 544,116 544,233 540,787