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New Course Training Announcement

Family Child Care Home Rules and Regulations (HOME)


The Department of Children and Families Office of Child Care Regulation has updated the 6-hour course providing child care professionals associated with family homes with an understanding of the rules and regulations governing child care in Florida so they can provide a safe and healthy setting for children in out-of-home care. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a child care professional
  • Recognize how the Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and the Handbook align to protect the health and safety of children in child care programs
  • Summarize the current rules and regulations
  • Prepare a Professional Development Plan
  • Evaluate the key business practices and your readiness to open a family child care home

Individuals who have completed the Family Child Care Home Rules and Regulations (FCHR) course to meet the Family Child Care Home training requirements do not have to retake the course and their existing certificates will remain on their child care training transcript. However, individuals may choose to take the new course to earn CEUs or in-service credit.

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