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.

2018-19, Quarter 2 Program Data

2018-19 Quarter 2 Program Data for OCW

Number of 

Oct

Nov

Dec

Quarter 2
Total

FY2018/19
Total

Facility Inspections

1,574

1,579

1,471

4,624

9,698

Facility Complaints

174

146

163

483

1,189

Home Inspections

262

244

254

760

1,697

Home Complaints

9

7

7

23

49

School Inspections

8

10

0

18

40

Registered Home Inspections

1

0

2

3

26

Religious Exempt Facility Inspections

11

6

2

19

71

Instructor Led Courses for Child Care Personnel

198

564

202

964

1,314

Students in Instructor Led Courses

2,593

13,081

2,770

18,444

22,229

Competency Exams Administered to Child Care Personnel

11,971

13,914

12,907

38,792

70,482

On-line Courses Completed

17,981

15,233

12,667

45,881

100,127

Director Credentials Issued

266

200

185

651

1,679

Staff Credentials Issued

1,001

835

667

2,503

5,953

Calls Received in the Training Call Center

11,408

9,856

7,984

29,248

69,667

Facilities Compliance with the 45-Day Window Policy

99.90%

100.00%

100.00%

99.68%

99.55%

Homes Compliance with the 45-Day Window Policy

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

99.82%

Expired Licenses

0

0

0

0

0

Programs with Noncompliance Violations

69

45

62

179

515

Programs Missing Personnel Information

0

1

0

1

8

Child Care Facilities

4,771

4,779

4,777

4,776

4,776

Large Family Day Care Homes

277

277

279

278

279

Family Child Care Homes

956

959

957

957

961

Non-Public Schools

140

141

135

139

129

Public Schools

646

645

644

645

589

Registered Homes

692

689

697

693

689

Religious Homes

412

415

412

413

415

Capacity of All Child Care Arrangements

663,185

664,008

664,644

663,946

649,730