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Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations (RNRF)
Family Child Care Home Rules and Regulations (HOME)
Achieving and Maintaining Quality in Afterschool Programs (AMAP)

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Updated Juvenile Record Check Process

In an effort to reduce the amount of time it takes to request certified State of Florida criminal history juvenile record checks, FDLE has launched a public portal to facilitate the electronic submission of requests for certified State of Florida criminal history record checks. Effective July 2, 2018, family child care home providers in need of juvenile checks to be reviewed by DCF will be able to submit electronic requests to FDLE via a public portal. Linked below are instructions (screenshots) of the new screening process for all individuals ages 12 through 17, residing in a family day care home.

-Posted 08/08/2018-


65C-20, F.A.C. - Rule Development Workshops

The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation, will be conducting public workshops regarding rule development of the Family Day Care Home and Large Family Child Care Home standards to amend Chapter 65C-20 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  The public workshop setting is an opportunity for the Department to receive comments from providers, community partners, coalition staff, stakeholders, and the general public related to the rule development. Please share this information with those agencies, providers, and provider organizations in your area that have an interest/investment in this issue.  The in-person meetings are open to the public and do not require a reservation.  If you choose to participate in the webinar, please register using the link provided (space is limited).

Workshop A:
Date and Time: Friday, July 27, 2018 5:30 – 7:00 PM EST, or at the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Location: Department of Children and Families, 1000 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Workshop B:
Date and Time: August 14, 2018 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST, or the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Place: GoToWebinar. To register for the webinar, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3453634584586830849

Workshop C:
Date and Time: Monday, August 20, 2018 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST, or at the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Location: Town of Lady Lake Community Building, 237 West Guava Street, Lady Lake FL 32159

Workshop D:
Date and Time: August 24, 2018 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST, or the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Place: Department of Children and Families, Rhode Building, 401 N.W. 2nd Ave., N23-25, Miami, FL 33128
                   
The rule language and incorporated documents are attached for your review.  Please review and be prepared to discuss any suggestions or concerns you may have.  If you are unable to participate in one of the scheduled workshops, you may submit your written comments/suggestions to HQW.Child.Care.Licensing@myflfamilies.com by August 27, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact the Policy Unit at (850) 488-4900.

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-Posted 07/25/2018-


Child Care Facility 65C-22, F.A.C. - Rule Development Workshops

The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation, will be conducting public workshops regarding rule development of the Child Care Facility standards to amend Chapter 65C-22 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).  The public workshop setting is an opportunity for the Department to receive comments from providers, community partners, coalition staff, stakeholders, and the general public related to the rule development. Please share this information with those agencies, providers, and provider organizations in your area that have an interest/investment in this issue.  The in-person meetings are open to the public and do not require a reservation.  If you choose to participate in the webinar, please register using the link provided (space is limited).

Workshop A:
Date and Time: Friday, July 27, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST, or at the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Location: Department of Children and Families, 1000 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303

Workshop B:
Date and Time: August 14, 2018 10:00AM – 12:00 PM EST, or the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Place: Webinar. To register for the webinar, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5880882369204446721

Workshop C:
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:00 – 11:00 am EST, or at the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Location: Town of Lady Lake Community Building, 237 West Guava Street, Lady Lake FL 32159

Workshop D:
Date and Time: Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 pm CST, or at the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Location: Department of Children and Families, 33 Brent Lane, Pensacola, FL 32503

Workshop E:
Date and Time: August 24, 2018 12:00 – 2:00 PM EST, or the conclusion of business, whichever is earlier.
Place: Department of Children and Families, Rhode Building, 401 N.W. 2nd Ave., N23-25, Miami, FL 33128

The rule language and incorporated documents are attached for your review.  Please review and be prepared to discuss any suggestions or concerns you may have.  If you are unable to participate in one of the scheduled workshops, you may submit your written comments/suggestions to HQW.Child.Care.Licensing@myflfamilies.com by August 27, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact the Policy Unit at (850) 488-4900.

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-Posted 07/25/2018-