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Statewide Initiatives

Health and Safety Inspections for Child Care Providers Offering School Readiness

Federal legislation reauthorizing the Child Care Development Fund includes new health and safety requirements for child care providers that receive CCDF funding. In Florida that means all child care providers offering the School Readiness Program must have at least one inspection each year. Inspections began mid-November 2016.

All elements of Florida's Health and Safety Checklists and Inspections rule go into effect July 1, 2017. There is only one exception to the rule and that relates to the active credential requirement based on group size.

Early Learning Florida Health and Safety Modules

Rule 6M-4.620 Health and Safety Checklists and Inspections

Health and Safety Checklists, Handbooks, Forms and Other Resources

Expulsion Resources and Guidance

Pre-Service Training Requirements 

Group Size/Active Credential Requirements