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News and Announcements


Provider Meetings

Northeast Region:
Date: 2/1/ 2018
Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Florida State College @ Jacksonville – 101 West State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Main Auditorium.    

Date: 2/6/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 10:00am
Location: 200 San Sebastian View, First Floor Training Room, St Augustine, FL 32084

Date: 2/6/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 200 San Sebastian View, First Floor Training Room, St Augustine, FL 32084

Date: 2/7/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 10:00am
Location: 400 North State Road 19, Suite #40, Palatka FL 32177

Date: 2/7/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 400 North State Road 19, Suite #40, Palatka FL 32177

Date: 2/8/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 10:00am
Location: 2150 Eustace Ave, Room Scrub Jay 1 & 2, Deltona, FL 32725

Date: 2/8/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 2150 Eustace Ave, Room Scrub Jay 1 & 2, Deltona, FL 32725

Date: 2/12/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 10:00am
Location: 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Build 2, Third Floor, Room 3, Bunnell, FL 32110

Date: 2/12/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Build 2, Third Floor, Room 3, Bunnell, FL 32110

Date: 2/16/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 10:00am
Location: 210 N Palmetto Ave., First Floor, Room 148, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Date: 2/16/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: 210 N Palmetto Ave., First Floor, Room 148, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

SunCoast Region:
Date: 1/25/2018 (for Facilities)  
Time: 12:00pm
Location: 9393 N. Florida Ave., Room 807, Tampa, FL 33612

Date: 1/25/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)    
Time: 4:00pm
Location: 9393 N. Florida Ave., Room 807, Tampa, FL 33612

Date: 2/5/2018 (for Facilities)     
Time: 12:00pm
Location: 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Date: 2/5/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)      
Time: 4:00pm
Location: 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Date: 2/6/2018 (for Facilities)     
Time: 12:00pm
Location: 12760 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34105

Date: 2/6/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)      
Time: 4:00pm
Location: 12760 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34105

Date: 2/7/2018 (for Facilities)     
Time: 12:00pm
Location: 7401 Winkler Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33919

Date: 2/7/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)      
Time: 4:00pm
Location: 7401 Winkler Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33919

Northwest Region:

Date: 2/5/2018 (for Facilities)
Times: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: 753 West Blvd, Chipley, FL
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Date: 2/8/2018 (for Facilities)
Times: 9:00am – 11:00am & 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 33 Brent Lane, Pensacola, FL 32508
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Date: 2/8/2018 (for Facilities)
Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 753 West Blvd, Chipley, FL
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Date: 2/12/2018 (for Facilities)
Times: 9:00am – 11:00am & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 898 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401
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Date: 2/12/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 2505 W. 15th St., Panama City, Fl 32401
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Date: 2/13/2018 (for Facilities)
Times: 9:00am- 11:00am & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 1000 W. Tharpe St. Suite 15
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Date: 2/13/2018 (for Facilities)
Times: 9:00am- 12:00pm & 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 300 East College Blvd.
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Date: 2/13/2018 (for Homes)
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: 1000 W. Tharpe St. Suite 15
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Central Region:
Date: 1/25/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 301 W. Amelia St., Orlando, FL  32801   Orange Technical College Orlando Campus.

Date: 1/26/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: 400 Robinson St. Orlando, S-837 8th floor

Date: 1/26/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 400 Robinson St. Orlando, S-837 8th floor

Date: 1/27/2018 (for Facilities)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: 1100 SW 38th Ave., Ocala

Date: 1/27/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: 1100 SW 38th Ave., Ocala

Date: 2/9/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: 400 Robinson St. , Orlando, S-1106 11th floor

Date: 2/9/2018 (for Family Day Care Homes)
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 400 Robinson St. , Orlando, S-1106 11th floor

Southern Region:
Date: 1/24/2018
Time: 10:00am

Location: Marathon Lutheran
Date: 1/24/2018
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Key West Office

-Posted 01/23/2018-


Upcoming Provider Meeting/Training Webinar
New Rule Changes for Rule 65C-22, F.A.C. Child Care Standards

The webinar will be held on January 22, 2018, at 9-11AM. There is no fee for this training.

Register today to learn about the new rule changes to Chapter 65C-22 regarding Child Care Standards that were adopted on October 25, 2017.

This webinar will include a review of the new rule and incorporated documents; including detailed discussion on new standards and suggested ways home providers can achieve and maintain compliance.

-Posted 01/16/2018-


Upcoming Provider Meeting/Training Webinar
New Rule Changes for Rule 65C-20, F.A.C. Family Day Care Standards and Large Family Child Care Homes

The webinar will be held on January 22, 2018, at 1-3PM. There is no fee for this training.

Register today to learn about the new rule changes to Chapter 65C-20 regarding Family Day Care Standards and Large Family Child Care Homes that were adopted on October 25, 2017.

This webinar will include a review of the new rule and incorporated documents; including detailed discussion on new standards and suggested ways home providers can achieve and maintain compliance. 

-Posted 01/16/2018-


Child Care Standards Rule Change Effective October 25, 2017

The Department of Children and Families, Office of Child Care Regulation has completed the rule promulgation process for Child Care Standards, Chapter 65C-22, Florida Administrative Code and for Family Day Care Home and Large Family Child Care Home Standards, Chapter 65C-20, Florida Administrative Code. The new rule language will be adopted and becomes effective on October 25, 2017. Thank you to those of you who participated and contributed during this process.

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=65C-22

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=65C-20

The documents that are incorporated by reference may be obtained from the Forms and Applications tab of the Office of Child Care Regulation website.

-Posted 10/31/2017-


Background Screening Process Update - Webinar Training

Register today for the latest Background Screening updates.  Six webinar training sessions have been scheduled to offer guidance and answer questions pertaining to the new background screening process.  All six sessions will be the same training repeated.  The webinars will include new information regarding the process for Out-of-State screening records.  There is no fee for this training. 

Please register for the date and time that works best for you:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/4678486133483635459

  •  Oct 4, 2017 at 10 - 11AM | Oct 4, 2017 at 3 - 4PM
  • Oct 5, 2017 at NOON - 1PM | Oct 5, 2017 at 2 - 3PM
  • Oct 10, 2017 at 9:30 - 10:30AM | Oct 10, 2017 at 6 - 7PM

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

-Posted 9/27/2017-


Helping Your Child After a Natural Disaster

This three-page booklet educates parents and caregivers about how to help a child after a natural disaster. It discusses ways adults can provide support for children, and help then feel safe and secure, such as sticking to daily routines, being a good listener, understanding the child's behavior, helping the child express their thoughts and feelings, and connecting with community support.

English | Haitian Creole/Kreyòl | Spanish | Additional Languages

-Posted 9/19/2017-