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COVID FAQ's

View COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Parents and Providers.

-Posted 8/25/2020 -


The Department has updated the following forms to include The Children’s Forum’s new address:

CF-FSP 5386 Gold Seal Application
CF-FSP 5315 Gold Seal Quality Care Accrediting Association Application
CF-FSP 5257 School Age FCCPC
CF-FSP 5191 Birth Through 5 FCCPC

Please ensure you are using the these new applications and mailing them to:

The Children’s Forum
1211 Governors Square Blvd., Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

-Posted 6/12/2020 -


Safe Sleep for Child Care Providers

Please see new Safe Sleep resources for child care providers from the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality.

-Posted 5/26/2020 -


Child Care Standards Rule Change Effective January 29, 2020

The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation, has completed rule promulgation for Child Care Standards, Chapter 65C-22.001, Florida Administrative Code, that includes updates to combination sinks, first aid/CPR, and one hour calling. Learn more about these rules at https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=65C-22. Thank you for your feedback on the health and safety of children.

-Posted 2/4/2020-