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http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childcare/pubs.shtml

http://ccrain.fl-dcf.org/documents/7/32.pdf#page=1
CHILD CARE FACILITY
FACT SHEET
www.myflorida.com/childcare
Definition of Child Care Facility
Any child care center or child care arrangement that
provides child care for more than five children, unrelated to the operator and that receives a payment, fee,
or grant for any of the children receiving care, wherever operated, and whether or not operated for profit.
(Section 402.302(2), Florida Statutes)
Child Care Personnel Requirements
Operator/Director Requirements:
√ Good moral character based upon a Level 2 screening standards, as provided in Chapter 435.04, F.S..
√ Must be at least 21 years of age.
√ Must complete the Department’s 40-clock-hour introductory child care training as evidenced by passage
of a competency exam.
√ Must complete 10-hour annual in-service training.
√ Must complete 0.5 continuing education unit or 5 clock hours of approved training in early literacy and
language development birth to 5 years of age.
√ Must complete specialized training in serving children with disabilities within 5 years after employment.
√ Must have a director credential prior to issuance of license.
Employee Requirements:
√ Good moral character based upon a Level 2 screening standards, as provided in Chapter 435.04, F.S..
√ Must be at least 16 years of age to be left unsupervised.
√ Must complete the Department’s 40-clock-hour Introductory child care training as evidenced by passage
of a competency exam.
√ Must complete 10-hour annual in-service training.
√ Must complete 0.5 continuing education unit or 5 clock hours of approved training in early literacy and
language development birth to 5 years of age.
√ At least one staff member with a valid certificate of course completion in first aid training and infant/child
CPR must be present at all times both onsite and on field trips.
Licensing Authority
Every child care facility in the state, unless statutorily exempt, shall have a license which shall be
renewed annually. (Section 402.308(1), Florida
Statutes)Revised 10/2007
Information provided by:
Child Care Program Office
1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, Floor 3
Tallahassee, FL  32399-0700
(850) 488-4900
(Please contact your local child care licensing office for assistance.)
Note: Statutory authority to regulate child care facilities may be located in s. 402.305, Florida Statutes and
Chapter 65C-22, Florida Administrative Code.
Capacity Requirements
√ Indoor Square Footage—35 sq. ft. per child (20 sq. ft. if child care facility
was licensed by October 1, 1992 and has continued to be licensed).
√ Outdoor Square Footage—45 sq. ft. per child outdoor play area (Outdoor play area shall be calculated for a minimum of 1/2 the licensed
capacity, excluding children under one year of age).
√ Adequate number of toilet and wash basins available for the number of
children in care.
Staff-To-Child Ratios
1:4 Infant
1:6 One year old
1:11 Two year old
1:15 Three year old