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Group Care

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

Group Care Facilities are regulated and licensed by other state agencies such as the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, and the U.S. Department of Education; however the Department of Health may perform routine health and safety inspections by request of the facility or their licensing agency. These inspections would concern:

  • House Keeping
  • Adequate Lighting
  • Beds/Bedding
  • Water Supply & Temperature
  • Liquid and Solid Waste
  • Sanitary Facilites
  • Outdoor Area & Equipment
  • Indoor Equipment & Furnishings
  • Proper Food Storage & Temperature

Childcare Licensing

Childcare facilities are inspected and licensed by the Department of Children and Families. Forms, licensing, registration information, and more can be found at http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childcare