The Child care training services program office, based on the Department of Children and Families, is responsible for Florida child care licensing and training. The goal of Child Care Services Program is to make sure children are living in a safe and healthy environment. You can find child care training related links and material, such as child care introduction, how to open a child care facility, licensing information, provider information, registration information and child care training information.
MyFlorida Child Care Training Instructions
Child care training is an essential component of child care licensing. The goal of the training program is to provide child care personnel with the tools necessary to ensure quality care in our child care programs. To accomplish this task, the Department mandates minimum introductory training requirements along with annual continuing education for professional development.
Introductory Child Care Training (40 Hours) is listed below:
Part I (30 hours):
- Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations
- Health, Safety, and Nutrition
- Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
- Child Growth & Development
- Behavioral Observation and Screening
Part II (10 hours):
- Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices
- Preschool Appropriate Practices
- School-Age Appropriate Practices
- Special Needs Appropriate Practices
- Early Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three (5 hrs)
- Basic Guidance and Discipline (5 hrs)
- Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors (5 hrs)
- Early Childhood Computer Learning Centers (5 hrs)
At the page of Provider Information, you can find information that pertains to Child Care Providers around the state. Select this link to view and make a content selection from the Child Care Provider Guide . You can download certain types of information pertaining to all providers at Download Provider Information. This information changes throughout the day.
It also provides Florida child care provider information for you to search, it also provides child care licensing overview and child care training overview. You can also apply for food stamps and cash assistance at www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
About Child Care
The Department of Children and Families, Child Care Services Program Office, is statutorily responsible for the administration of child care licensing and training throughout Florida. The purpose of this program is to ensure that children are well cared for in a safe, healthy, positive and educational environment by trained, qualified child care staff. This program currently regulates licensed child care facilities, licensed family day care homes, licensed large family child care homes, and licensed mildly ill facilities in 62 of the 67 counties in Florida. In addition, the child care services program office administers the registration of family day care homes not required to be licensed.
- Florida Child Care Provider Search – dcfsanswrite.state.fl.us/Childcare/provider/
- Florida Child Care Licensing Overview - ccrain.fl-dcf.org/documents/7/36.pdf#page=1
- Florida Child Care Training Overview – ccrain.fl-dcf.org/documents/
- Florida Child Care Licensing Information – www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/licensing-information
- Florida Child Care Training Information - www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/training
- MyFlorida Access Benefits – www.dotcomol.com/2010/09/wwwmyfloridacomaccessflorida-myflorida.html