The provisions of Sections 402.301-402.319, F.S., except for the requirements regarding screening of child care personnel, shall not apply to a child care facility which is an integral part of church or parochial schools conducting regularly scheduled classes, courses of study, or educational programs accredited by, or by a member of, an organization which publishes and requires compliance with its standards for health, safety, and sanitation. However, such facilities shall meet minimum requirements of the applicable local governing body as to health, sanitation, and safety and shall meet the screening requirements pursuant to Sections 402.305 and 402.3055, F.S. Failure by a facility to comply with such screening requirements shall result in the loss of the facility's exemption from licensure. See Sections 402.316 F.S.
Note: Some religious child care facilities have chosen not to be exempt. For these facilities, see child care facility requirements.
Department of Children and Families (DCF). (This link will open a new browser window).
Physical Plant Inspections?
No. Except for sanitary nuisance complaints investigated in coordination with the lead agency. Section 386.01 F.S.
Food Inspections?Snacks Only:
More than Snacks:
Yes - DOH Rules - 64E-11, F.A.C. (164K PDF)