Child Care

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News and Announcements

Upcoming Provider Meeting/Training Webinar
New Rule Changes for Rule 65C-20, F.A.C. Family Day Care Standards and Large Family Child Care Homes

The webinar will be held on January 22, 2018, at 1-3PM. There is no fee for this training.

This webinar will include a review of the new rule and incorporated documents; including detailed discussion on new standards and suggested ways home providers can achieve and maintain compliance. Register today to learn about the new rule changes to Chapter 65C-20 regarding Family Day Care Standards and Large Family Child Care Homes that were adopted on October 25, 2017.

-Posted 01/16/2018-

Child Care Standards Rule Change Effective October 25, 2017

The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation has completed the rule promulgation process for Child Care Standards, Chapter 65C-22, Florida Administrative Code and for Family Day Care Home and Large Family Child Care Home Standards, Chapter 65C-20, Florida Administrative Code. The new rule language will be adopted and becomes effective on October 25, 2017. Thank you to those of you who participated and contributed during this process.

The documents that are incorporated by reference may be obtained from the Forms and Applications tab of the Office of Child Care Regulation website.

-Posted 10/31/2017-

Background Screening Process Update - Webinar Training

Register today for the latest Background Screening updates.  Six webinar training sessions have been scheduled to offer guidance and answer questions pertaining to the new background screening process.  All six sessions will be the same training repeated.  The webinars will include new information regarding the process for Out-of-State screening records.  There is no fee for this training. 

Please register for the date and time that works best for you:

  •  Oct 4, 2017 at 10 - 11AM | Oct 4, 2017 at 3 - 4PM
  • Oct 5, 2017 at NOON - 1PM | Oct 5, 2017 at 2 - 3PM
  • Oct 10, 2017 at 9:30 - 10:30AM | Oct 10, 2017 at 6 - 7PM

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

-Posted 9/27/2017-

Helping Your Child After a Natural Disaster

This three-page booklet educates parents and caregivers about how to help a child after a natural disaster. It discusses ways adults can provide support for children, and help then feel safe and secure, such as sticking to daily routines, being a good listener, understanding the child's behavior, helping the child express their thoughts and feelings, and connecting with community support.

English | Haitian Creole/Kreyòl | Spanish | Additional Languages

-Posted 9/19/2017-