Florida Day Care / Child Care Standards – What Personnel Records are Required to be Kept on File for Employees?

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Florida Day Care / Child Care facilities must maintain personnel records for all child care personnel. Under Rule 65C-22.006 Record Keeping , a Day Care / Child Care facility must maintain the following records:

*Employment application;
*Positions held and dates of employment;
*Signed statement by employee acknowledging understanding of the Florida Statutes requiring the report of child abuse and neglect;
*Background screening documentation; and
*Copies of training information and credentials as required by the Florida law.

The purpose of the above documentation rules is to promote the hiring, retention, and training of qualified individuals who are employed to supervise children in a day care / child care setting. Trained and conscientious child care workers can help prevent injuries to children in the Day Care / Child Care setting.