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Progress Report: Child Care Program Implements Recommendations to Improve Licensing and Enforcement Activities, Report No. 02-61, November 2002
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School Readiness Overview

  • In response to our 2000 report, the Department of Children and Families’ Child Care Program has implemented some but not all of our recommendations.  The program has provided staff training on identifying and classifying violations and is developing a statewide child care licensing information system.  In addition, the Florida Partnership for School Readiness followed our recommendation to use a single data reporting system to track subsidized child client information.
  • However, the department has not provided additional staff training on how and when provisional licenses should be issued, and it has not completed annual monitoring of its child care licensing units.  Also, the department has not conducted the evaluation of the family child care home licensure and registration system as required by law. 

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 00-16 Justification Review: Child Care Program Florida Department of Children and Families, published in November 2000.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Child Care Services
Early Learning Programs

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 03-75 Information Brief: School Readiness Coalitions’ Progress Varies in Implementing the Program Over Two Years, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 02-07 Program Review: School Readiness Program’s Potential Not Realized With Critical Issues Unresolved, published in January 2002.

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