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Department: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES    Add to MyFLRules Favorites
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Division: Family Safety and Preservation Program
Chapter: CHILD CARE STANDARDS

Latest version of the final adopted rule presented in Florida Administrative Code (FAC):

VIEW_RULE Effective Date: 10/25/2017
History Notes: Rulemaking Authority 402.305, 402.309, 402.310 FS. Law Implemented 402.305, 402.309, 402.319, 402.3054, 402.3055, 402.308, 402.310 FS. History–New 6-1-97, Amended 3-17-99, 7-26-00, 1-4-01, 7-13-03, 9-12-04, 4-12-07, 5-1-08, 1-13-10, 8-1-13, 10-25-17.
References in this version: Ref-03036 USDA MyPlate August 2011
Ref-03037 CDC Hand washing guidelines January 2013
Ref-05510 N-050-06, Child Care Food Program Meal Pattern for Children, August 2013
Ref-08017 CF/PI 175-24, March 2014, Know Your Child Care Facility
Ref-08018 CF/PI 175-70, June 2009, Influenza Virus, Guide to Parents
Ref-08726 Caring for Our Children Basics, Health and Safety Foundations for Early Care and Education, June 2015
Ref-08727 CF-FSP 1649A Child Care Attestation of Good Moral Character
Ref-08728 CF-FSP 5017 Application for a License to Operate a Child Care Facility, October 2017
Ref-08729 CF-FSP 5131 Background Screening and Personnel File Requirements, October 2017
Ref-08730 CF-FSP 5191 Birth Through Five Florida Child Care Professional Credential Training Program Provider Application, October 2017
Ref-08731 CF-FSP 5211 Florida Child Care Staff Credential Verification Application, October 2017
Ref-08732 CF-FSP 5217 Volunteer Acknowledgement, October 2017
Ref-08733 CF-FSP 5219 Child Care Application for Enrollment, October 2017
Ref-08734 CF-FSP 5252 Florida Child Care and Education Program Director Credential, October 2017
Ref-08735 CF-FSP 5257 School-Age Florida Child Care Professional Credential Training Program Provider Application, October 2017
Ref-08736 CF-FSP 5268 In-Service Training Record Child Care Facility, October 2017
Ref-08737 CF-FSP 5270 Florida Child Care Professional Credential, October 2017
Ref-08738 CF-FSP 5290 Florida Child Care Director Credential and Renewal Application, October 2017
Ref-08740 CF-FSP 5337 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Requirements, October 2017
Ref-08742 N-051-04 Child Care Food Program Meal Pattern for Infants, September 2016
Ref-08743 Title 16, Parts 1219, 1220 & 1221 Code of Federal Regulations, 2014
Ref-08744 DH 680 Florida Certificate of Immunization, July 2010
Ref-08745 DH 681 Religious Exemption from Immunization, July 2008
Ref-08746 DH 3040 School Entry Health Exam, July 2013
Ref-08747 Child Care Facility Handbook, October 2017
History of this Rule since Jan. 6, 2006
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65C-22.001
that The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.5.1B of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 21983321 6/13/2019
Vol. 45/115
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IN RE: THE CREATIVE PRESCHOOL, INC. vs. ch; Case No.: 192858RU; Rule No.: 65C-22.001; Petition 21924248 5/31/2019
Vol. 45/106
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of section 3.5.1B of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Trinity Learning Center, assigned Case No. 19-011W. Section 3.5.1B .... 21905236 5/28/2019
Vol. 45/103
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Little Jan Learn and Play, assigned Case No. 19-008W. Section .... 21881665 5/21/2019
Vol. 45/99
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THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR CHILD CARE MANAGEMENT, INC.,YOUTH INVESTMENTS OF DAVIE, .... vs. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, Respondent.; Case No.: 19-2272RP; Rule No.: 65C-22.001; Petition 21807557 5/2/2019
Vol. 45/86
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that The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), .... 21789127 4/29/2019
Vol. 45/83
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variance of section 3.5.1B of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Jump Dance Company, assigned Case No. 19-007W. Section 3.5.1B .... 21745283 4/16/2019
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variance of section 3.5.1B of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Doodle Bugs! Children’s Learning Academy, assigned Case No. .... 21735098 4/15/2019
Vol. 45/73
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General Requirements, School Age Child Care, Gold Seal Quality Care Program, Enforcement 21714340 4/10/2019
Vol. 45/70
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received a petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Learning Trails, assigned Case No. .... 21711721 4/9/2019
Vol. 45/69
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for variance of section 3.5.1B of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch, assigned Case No. 19-004W. .... 21709684 4/9/2019
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General Requirements, School Age Child Care, Gold Seal Quality Care Program, Enforcement 21538285 2/20/2019
Vol. 45/35
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The Department adopted standards effective October 2017 in an effort to move toward compliance with federal expectations for child care settings. After adoption of the rule changes, it was determined areas within Chapter .... 21401612 1/17/2019
Vol. 45/12
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that The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 21379981 1/14/2019
Vol. 45/09
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that The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 21290838 12/24/2018
Vol. 44/248
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Clayhouse Academy, assigned Case No. 18-041W. Section 3.8.4(A) .... 21277646 12/19/2018
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Bugaboos, assigned Case No. 18-040W. Section 3.8.4(A) of .... 21141361 11/9/2018
Vol. 44/220
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The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 20991302 10/9/2018
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The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 20866366 9/7/2018
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The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 20866269 9/7/2018
Vol. 44/175
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The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 20866172 9/7/2018
Vol. 44/175
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The Department of Children and Families has issued an order disposing of the petition for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by refence in Rule 65C-22.001(6), F.A.C., .... 20866075 9/7/2018
Vol. 44/175
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Chappell San Marco, assigned Case No. 18-030W. Section 3.8.4(A) .... 20700496 7/27/2018
Vol. 44/146
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Chappell FSCJ Downtown Campus, assigned Case No. 18-034W. .... 20700399 7/27/2018
Vol. 44/146
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Chappell FSCJ Kent Campus, assigned Case No. 18-033W. Section .... 20700302 7/27/2018
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variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Chappell FSCJ North Campus, assigned Case No. 18-032W. Section .... 20700205 7/27/2018
Vol. 44/146
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for variance of section 3.8.4(A) of the Child Care Facility Handbook, which is incorporated by reference in subsection 65C-22.001(6), Florida Administrative Code, from Learning Trails, assigned Case No. 18-029W. Section .... 20700108 7/27/2018
Vol. 44/146
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This notice of rule development corrects the clarification of rule development published on July 17, 2018, in Vol. 44, No. 138, F.A.C. This rule development concerns child care facilities and standards, not family day care .... 20672172 7/18/2018
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This notice of rule development supplements for the purpose of clarification the rule development published on July 13, 2018, in Vol. 44, No. 136, of the FAR. The Department intends to amend rules 65C-.22.001 and .008-.010, .... 20661599 7/17/2018
Vol. 44/138
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The Department intends to amend rules 65C-.22.001 and .008-.010, F.A.C., to update forms and other materials incorporated by reference; and require licensed child care facilities to submit to the Department copies of inspection .... 20656264 7/13/2018
Vol. 44/136
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General Requirements 19511276 Effective:
10/25/2017
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General Information, Definitions, Physical Environment, Training, Health Related Requirements, Food and Nutrition, Record Keeping, Gold Seal Quality Care Program, Enforcement 19492458 10/5/2017
Vol. 43/193
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General Information, Definitions, Physical Environment, Training, Health Related Requirements, Food and Nutrition, Record Keeping, Evening Child Care, Gold Seal Quality Care Program, Enforcement 19355785 9/7/2017
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General Information, Definitions, Physical Environment, Training, Health Related Requirements, Food and Nutrition, Record Keeping, Gold Seal Quality Care Program, Enforcement 19106398 6/22/2017
Vol. 43/121
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The Department is proposing this rule development in response to public concerns that the complexity of Child Care Standards rule was cumbersome to maneuver. The Department resolved to create a handbook format using plain .... 19104264 6/21/2017
Vol. 43/120
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The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the rule revisions made to align child care licensing standards with health and safety requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. This includes new .... 18481330 1/12/2017
Vol. 43/08
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waiver of rule 65C-22.001(6)(a), Florida Administrative Code, from New Operation Cooper Street, Inc. Rule 65c-22.001(6)(a), F.A.C., states when any vehicle is reguarly used by a child care facility to provide transportation, .... 13616683 10/1/2013
Vol. 39/191
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General Information 13259723 Effective:
08/01/2013
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General Information, Physical Environment, Training, Food and Nutrition, Record Keeping, Evening Child Care, School Age Child Care 12885982 5/14/2013
Vol. 39/94
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The Department of Children and Families previously cancelled three public hearings due to Tropical Storm Isaac. This notice will serve as notification ....
  1. November 27, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; 2. November 28, ....
  1. Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe, 2555 Ponce ....
12156833 10/16/2012
Vol. 38/51
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Chapter 2010-161 sections 17 & 18, Laws of Florida eliminated the Department of Health’s authority to license and inspect food preparation and food service in child care facilities. The legislation effectively requires .... 11708402 7/20/2012
Vol. 38/29
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The Department is planning two additional public workshops to discuss rule modifications being proposed in the areas of food service (in response ....
  Workshop 1: February 29, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Workshop ....
  Workshop 1: Roberts Bldg., 5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, ....
10944139 2/3/2012
Vol. 38/05
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The rule modifications were implemented based on the passage of House Bill 5311. This bill eliminated the Department of Health’s ability to conduct food service inspections in child care settings. In an effort to protect .... 10648968 12/22/2011
Vol. 37/51
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General Information, Food and Nutrition, School Age Child Care, Enforcement 10644603 12/22/2011
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General Information, Food and Nutrition, School Age Child Care, Enforcement 10292784 8/12/2011
Vol. 37/32
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General Information, Food and Nutrition, School Age Child Care, Enforcement 9896733 6/24/2011
Vol. 37/25
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The rule modifications were implemented based on the passage of House Bill 5311. This bill eliminated the Department of Health’s ability to conduct food service inspections in child care settings. In an effort to protect .... 9337043 11/5/2010
Vol. 36/44
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General Information 8139287 Effective:
01/13/2010
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General Information, Physical Environment, Training, Health Related Requirements, Food and Nutrition, Record Keeping, Evening Child Care, School Age Child Care, Gold Seal Quality Care Program, Enforcement.... 7877872 11/6/2009
Vol. 35/44
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The modifications were made to clarify and reorganize sections of the rule for easier use and provide additional fire and emergency preparedness language to protect the health and safety of children in a child care setting..... 7087904 5/22/2009
Vol. 35/20
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The rule modifications are being made to clarify sections of the rule, reorganize for easier use for the user, and provide additional health and safety language to protect children in care in a child care setting. 6886629 3/20/2009
Vol. 35/11
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To discuss and solicit public feedback on proposed rule changes to Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C.
  Monday, December 8th, 2008, 10:00 A.M. (Ft. Lauderdale) Tuesday, ....
  Ft. Lauderdale: Department of Children and Family Services, ....
6417149 11/21/2008
Vol. 34/47
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65C-22.001
General Information 5537553 Effective:
05/01/2008
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General Information 5277399 3/7/2008
Vol. 34/10
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The rule modifications contained in this document establish a uniform system of procedures and disciplinary sanctions for child care licensing standards, establishes sanctions for the Gold Seal Quality Care program and minimum .... 4493251 8/17/2007
Vol. 33/33
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The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss proposed clarifications, amendments, and legislative mandates to Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C., Child Care Facility Standards. In addition we will also be discussing creating Rule .... 4275777 6/22/2007
Vol. 33/25
View Text Final
65C-22.001
General Information 3991567 Effective:
04/12/2007
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The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss proposed clarifications, amendments, and legislative mandates to Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C., Child Care Facility Standards. In addition we will also be discussing creating Rule .... 3881666 3/9/2007
Vol. 33/10
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General Information, Physical Environment, Training, Health Related Requirements, Food and Nutrition, Record Keeping, Evening Child Care, School Age Child Care 3547501 2/2/2007
Vol. 33/05
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The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss proposed clarifications, amendments, and legislative mandates to Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C., Child Care Facility Standards. In addition we will also be discussing creating Rule .... 650984 9/1/2006
Vol. 32/35
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The proposed amendments by the Child Care Program Office (CCPO) of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to F.A.C. Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C., are necessary for the uniform and proper administration and enforcement .... 530801 7/28/2006
Vol. 32/30
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The proposed amendments by the Child Care Program Office (CCPO) of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to F.A.C. Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C., are necessary for the uniform and proper administration and enforcement .... 491225 7/14/2006
Vol. 32/28
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To discuss proposed clarifications and amendments to the following rules: Chapter 65C-20, F.A.C., Family Day Care Standards and Large Family Child Care Homes and Chapter 65C-22, F.A.C., Child Care Standards. 16798 1/13/2006
Vol. 32/02
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General Information 2139449 Effective:
09/12/2004