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 3 Program Data

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  Jan Feb Mar Quarter 3 Total FY 2017-18 Total
Facility inspections 1,767 1,545 1,700 5,012 15,311
Facility complaints 54 58 150 262 1,166
Home inspections 200 230 265 695 2,367
Home complaints 4 3 4 11 52
Instructor led courses for child care personnel 193 330 526 1,049 2,399
Students in instructor led courses 2,998 6,691 11,277 20,966 45,225
Competency exams administered to child care personnel 13,768 15,315 15,590 44,673 117,940
On-line courses completed 11,634 14,935 17,584 44,153 118,866
Director credentials issued 295 156 197 648 2,348
Staff credentials issued 798 823 1,023 2,644 8,330
Calls received in the training call center 15,545 10,074 10,934 36,553 100,796

Child Care Regulation Quick Facts
  Jan Feb Mar Quarter 3 Average FY 2017-18 Average
Facilities compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.50% 99.51% 99.80% 99.60% 99.52%
Homes compliance with the 45-day window policy 99.50% 98.58% 100.00% 99.36% 99.47%
Child Care Facilities 4,765 4,768 4,772 4,768 4,762
Family Day Care Homes 1,000 991 976 989 1,009
Large Family Child Care Homes 292 287 291 290 295
Registered Homes 646 651 665 654 675
Religious Homes 412 414 425 417 417
Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements 549,629 551,660 554,113 551,801 549,402