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Gold Seal Quality Care Program for Parents

About the Gold Seal Quality Care Program

In 1996, the Florida Legislature established the Gold Seal Quality Care Program to recognize child care facilities and family day care homes that have gone above the required minimum licensing standards to become accredited by recognized agencies whose standards reflect quality in the level of care and supervision provided to children.  Effective July 1 2021, the Gold Seal Quality Care Program was transferred to the Department of Education (DOE) from the Department of Children and Families (DCF).

One of the most important decisions you will ever make as a parent is choosing quality child care for your child. The following resources are available to help you make a good choice:

Parent Resources:

Child Care Provider Licensure/Registration Requirements:

More Information

For complaints regarding alleged abuse/neglect by a child care provider, call: Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-962-2873

For complaints relating to the School Readiness Program or VPK Program, contact your county’s Early Learning Coalition.

For any other concerns/complaints about a child care provider you may file a complaint online or contact Child Care Licensing agency for your area.