Training in the Spotlight
New Course Training Alert!
Opening a Family Child Care Home Program (OPENH) - free course
Registering and taking a course is easy by
clicking the Training and Registry Login link.
News and Announcements
Florida Early Childhood Professional Catalog
In collaborating efforts with the Office of Early Learning, the Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation have created the Florida Early Childhood Professional Catalog. Find courses relating to early childhood education in your area or throughout the state of Florida.
Specialized Child Care Facilities For the Care of Mildly Ill Children Rule Change Effective November 26, 2019
The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation has completed the rule promulgation process for Specialized Child Care Facilities For the Care of Mildly Ill Children, Chapter 65C-25.001-.002, and .004- .009, Florida Administrative Code. The new rule language was adopted and becomes effective on November 26, 2109.
Transportation Safety for Child Care Providers
Parents and caregivers across the state entrust child care providers with the health and safety of their children every day. Transporting children, whether as a provider or a parent/caregiver, demands the highest level of safety and responsibility. The Florida Department of Children and Families requires all providers to comply with health and safety licensing standards to ensure the well-being of all children in their care including those who are being transported. Failure to comply may result in administrative actions against your license, including revocation.
Our new video, Transportation Safety for Child Care Providers, provides information on the proper use of the transportation log and how to correctly perform a visual sweep of a vehicle. The death or injury of a child as a result of being left in a vehicle is completely preventable. It only takes moments to complete these safeguards to ensure every child in your care makes it home safe.