Health & Safety Inspections for Child Care Providers offering School Readiness
Per the Office of Early Learning, federal legislation that reauthorized the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) includes new health and safety requirements for child care providers that receive CCDF funding. In late October 2016, Florida's new Health and Safety Checklists and Inspections rule became final. It requires at least one inspection each year for all child care providers offering the School Readiness Program.
On July 1, 2017, all elements of the Health and Safety Checklist and Handbook are in effect for child care providers who offer the School Readiness Program.
The only exception is the active credential requirement as it relates to group size. The active credential portion of group size requirements will go into effect October 25, 2018.
Please note that it is only the active credential requirement that is not active July 1. Our local licensing agency, the Palm Beach County Department of Health, will be monitoring all other elements of group size moving forward as of July 1, 2017.
Find the information you need to comply with all the new requirements on the Health and Safety page of the Office of Early Learning website.
Office of Early Learning Webinar:
Health & Safety Guidance for Providers (October 18, 2016)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org within at least seven (7) days of the event. Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.