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Family Resources

Evaluating Child Care Programs

Choosing the right early learning program is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. The Office of Early Learning has created Family Guide: Selecting Quality Programs for Children to inform you of available programs and to help you identify quality in these early learning options. Parents can also use the Quality Checklist for Evaluating Early Learning Programs when visiting potential early learning programs. The family guide and checklist will help you make informed decisions about which program is the right fit for your family. If you are considering a summer camp or program for your child, there is also a Quality Checklist for Summer Care.

Child Care Licensing/DCF Inspection Reports

The Department of Children and Families has a State of Florida Licensing website with information about provider licenses, inspection reports and other helpful information for parents.  For more information, visit their website,

You will find more information about quality child care on these websites: