Child Care Regulation & Licensing Authority

Florida's laws and requirements that govern the operation of child care facilities and homes are found in sections 402.26-402.319, 435.04 and 120.60 Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 65C-20, 65C-2265C-25, and 64D-3 Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

Here in Palm Beach County, the local licensing agency to regulate child care licensing is the Department of Health, Palm Beach County Child Care Licensing Program.

The Office of Child Care Regulation and Background Screening of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is statutorily responsible for the statewide administration of the child care licensing program in 62 of the remaining 66 counties in Florida.

 

 

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Provider Search

The DCF website maintains a child care provider search feature that houses information on all licensed child care providers in Palm Beach County, Florida. Some information provided on the DOH-PBC provider search website includes:

  • Inspection reports.
  • Address and contact information.
  • Accreditation, Gold Seal and types of programs offered.
  • Hours of operation.
  • License number, status and expiration.
  • Capacity.
  • Services such as infant care, food served, drop-in care and more.

 

 

DCF Fact Sheets and Publications

The DCF website also has child care fact sheets and other publications available in both English and Spanish.

 

 

Contact Us

Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
Send us an email


Accessibility Statement

Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at christie.young@elcpalmbeach.org within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.