Florida Day Care Centers – What Rules / Laws Apply to Attendance Records and Documentation?


Pursuant to Chapter 65, Rule 65C-22.006 – Record Keeping, Florida Day Care Centers are required to maintain daily records concerning the children’s attendance at the facility. The children’s attendance shall be taken daily and recorded by facility personnel. The attendance record shall document when each child entered the facility and when he or she departed the facility. These records must be maintained for a minimum of four months.

Compliance with Florida laws and regulations concerning Florida Child Care Centers and the care provided to children is critical to the safety and well-being of each child in a Florida day care center. Properly documenting a child’s attendance ensures the child was under the direct supervision of facility personnel and provided quality care while the child was under the care of the center.

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