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Archived What's New Articles - 2010

-- Posted 12.28.2010
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-- Posted 12.14.2010
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Click the Gold Seal Facilities Workshop section header below to view information.

Gold Seal Quality Care Standards for Facilities Workshop - December 14th, 2010

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FIRST-TIME USERS

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

TROUBLESHOOTING

-- Posted 11.24.2010
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Click the Gold Seal Accrediting Association Renewal Workshop section header below to view information.

Rule Development Gold Seal Accrediting Association Renewal Workshop - December 9th, 2010

Assistance with the development of proposed rule language for Gold Seal Quality Care Program

The passage of Senate Bill 2014 during the 2010 Legislative Session revised Florida Statute 402.281 to include that the Department of Children and Families "adopt rules establishing Gold Seal Quality Care accreditation standards based on the applicable accrediting standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Association of Family Child Care, and the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation Commission."

The Child Care Program Office will host a teleconference on Thursday, December 9th to solicit input/feedback on the proposed rule language. The session will begin at 10:00 am EST and will continue until completion.

For those interested in participating in the workshop, follow the instructions below:

INVITEE

FIRST-TIME USERS

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

TROUBLESHOOTING

-- Posted 11.24.2010
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Click the DCF Fall 2010 section header below to view packet information.

DCF Fall 2010 Information Packet

In collaboration with our partners at the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the Department of Education (DOE), and the Department of Health (DOH) we would like to share the information below with you in an effort to keep you informed of industry activities, changes, and initiatives. Please review and share these materials, as appropriate. Below you will find the following:

-- Posted 11.05.2010
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Click the Public Hearing, November 29 section header below to view Food Hygiene information.

Public Hearing, November 29: Food Hygiene

The Child Care Program Office will host a public hearing via teleconference on Monday, November 29th at 10:00AM on the proposed rule for Food Hygiene section of Chapter 65C-22, Florida Administrative Code.

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FIRST-TIME USERS

TROUBLESHOOTING

-- Posted 11.04.2010
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Click the Public Workshop, November 19 heading below to view the Background Screening, Training and Fire Safety Rule workshop information.

Public Workshop, November 19: Background Screening, Training and Fire Safety Rule

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FIRST-TIME USERS

TROUBLESHOOTING

-- Posted 11.04.2010
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Click the Public Workshop, November 10 heading below to view the Gold Seal Quality Care Program workshop information.

Public Workshop, November 10: Gold Seal Quality Care Program

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FIRST-TIME USERS

TROUBLESHOOTING

-- Posted 10.22.2010
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Click the Gold Seal Standards Workgroup section header below to view workgroup information.

Gold Seal Standards Workgroup

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TROUBLESHOOTING

Gold Seal Standards for Facilities

Gold Seal Standards for Family Day Care Homes

Tentative Schedule for Oct. 27 Teleconference

The following is a projected timeline of the teleconference on Oct. 27. The topics listed from the 9:00 a.m. slot to the 3:30 p.m. reflect those topics in the draft document created by the Child Care Program Office that lists both NAEYC and NECPA accreditation standards for facilities.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 - Introduction

Scope of Task

Family Day Care Home Standards

9:00 - 9:15 - "Licensure and Regulation"

9:15 - 9:45 - "Self Study"

"Assessment (Teacher, Administrative, Family)"

"Validation Process"

"Renewal Process"

9:45 - 10:15 - "Credential (Teacher, Administrator)"

10:15 - 11:00 - "Training (Pre-Service, In-Service)"

11:00 - 11:30 - "Literacy Support"

11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 - "Interaction (Teacher-Child, Staff, Family)"

1:30 - 2:30 - "Ratio and Group Size"

2:30 - 3:30 - "Curriculum Implementation"

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - "Health and Safety"

If you have any questions concerning this teleconference, please call the Child Care Program Office at (850) 921-4713.

-- Posted 10.22.2010
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Fire Alarm Testing Course

-- Posted 09.08.2010
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Click the Public Workshops section header below to view additional information.

Public Workshops for Proposed Rule Changes to Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C.

-- Posted 08.23.2010
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New Background Screening Requirements

-- Posted 07.27.2010
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Click the DCF Summer 2010 section header below to view packet information.

DCF Summer 2010 Information Packet

-- Posted 07.27.2010
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-- Posted 06.23.2010
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DCF 24th Annual One Goal Summer Conference

-- Posted 06.08.2010
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-- Posted 04.14.2010
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Click the DCF Spring 2010 section header below to view packet information.

DCF Spring 2010 Information Packet

In collaboration with our partners at the Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), the Department of Education (DOE), and the Department of Health (DOH) we would like to share the information below with you in an effort to keep you informed of industry activities, changes, and initiatives. Please review and share these materials, as appropriate. Below you will find the following:

-- Posted 03.30.2010
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-- Effective 01.13.2010 - Posted 01.29.2010
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-- Effective 01.13.2010 - Posted 01.29.2010
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