Florida Department of Children and Families

Dreams Start with Licensing

Supporting Families, Protecting Children (DCF Fingerprinting)

Department of Children and Families services include the child-care licensing program. Family day cares, big family child-care homes, specialized child-care facilities for children with minor illnesses, and all child-care facilities in Florida are licensed or registered under this program. The program’s goal is to regulate and consult to make sure that child-care facilities are safe places for kids to play and that the quality of care they get is high. Ongoing inspections of child-care facilities and households are conducted by the department to verify that licensing criteria are followed. This helps to avoid the continuation of inferior child-care programs.
Supporting Families, Protecting Children (DCF Fingerprinting)
Florida Department of Children and Families

Welcome to the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) licensing section. Whether you are thinking of adopting a child, becoming a foster parent, or opening a creche, we are here to help you navigate the licensing process with compassion and understanding.

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The Department of Children and Families issues licenses to Florida child care centers to guarantee the safety and health of the children enrolled. Our team is available to assist you in obtaining the necessary licenses for your child care facility, after-school program, or family child care home.

Feel free to visit our website or get in touch with our licensing division if you have any questions regarding licensing with the Florida Department of Children and Families. We have detailed information regarding particular criteria and the application process. As you begin your vital mission of serving our community’s children and families, we are here to help you at every turn.

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Schedule a fingerprinting appointment and let us handle the background check
process for your Florida Employment and License!