Complete background screening are required for all employees of child care facilities prior to employment. It is the responsibility of the child care facility to make sure all employees are cleared to work in child care once the background screening is received.
See requirements below:
Family Child Care Homes
All family child care providers and household members must have a complete background screening, including a child abuse history report prior to licensing. Also, all substitutes screening must also be complete. Find a substitute screening packet below.
Background Screening Packet for Substitutes
- Central Abuse Hotline Record Search
- Affidavit of Good Moral Character
- Household Member Substitute Employee Form (HC CCL 19)
- Request for Local Law Enforcement to Check for Staff
- Verification of Employment History (HC CCL 23)
Any volunteer working more than 10 hours per month in any family child care home or child care center must have a complete background screening before that work can begin. There is also additional paperwork required by the volunteer and the provider.
We Can Help
Proper background screenings are a part of the Childcare Licensing Consultation Classes. Click here for additional information on background screening from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Call our Child Care Licensing Program at (813) 264-3925