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 1 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  July August September Quarter 1 Total FY 2017-18 Total
Facility inspections 1,606 1,807 1,520 4,933 4,933
Facility complaints 176 155 125 456 456
Home inspections 299 330 248 877 877
Home complaints 4 7 9 20 20
Instructor led courses for child care personnel 130 138 124 392 392
Students in instructor led courses 1,797 2,002 1,510 5,309 5,309
Competency exams administered to child care personnel 10,458 13,980 8,177 32,615 32,615
On-line courses completed 13,117 14,306 10,539 37,962 37,962
Director credentials issued 363 449 232 1,044 1,044
Staff credentials issued 994 1,529 663 3,186 3,186
Calls received in the training call center 12,201 13,170 9,171 34,542 34,542

  July August September Quarter 1 Average FY 2017-18 Average
Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.72% 97.63% ##### 99.12% 99.12%
Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy ##### 97.63% ##### 99.21% 99.21%
Child Care Facilities 4,726 4,753 4,760 4,746 4,746
Family Day Care Homes 1,043 1,024 1,014 1,027 1,027
Large Family Child Care Homes 303 298 297 299 299
Registered Homes 705 709 696 703 703
Religious Homes 425 423 420 423 423
Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements 544,156 547,340 547,198 546,231 546,231