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-22, 65C-25, and 64D-3 of the 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.
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:
The DCF website also has child care fact sheets and other publications available in both English and Spanish.