Child Care Licensing and Enforcement
Child Care Licensing and Enforcement


The mission of the Child Care Licensing and Enforcement section (CCLE) is to regulate, enforce and improve the quality of child care in Broward County.

CCLE is responsible for the implementation of the state-mandated licensing of all child care facilities and family child care homes in Broward County. CCLE monitors child care providers for compliance with health and safety standards. It also registers religious and non-public schools offering child care services. CCLE is the only COA approved agency in the Country.

Notice: Please be advised that child care inspections that have occurred after July 15, 2015 to present is anticipated to be posted to the CCLE Website after March 1, 2017 due to a systems change. Please contact CCLE directly if you have any questions or concerns at 954 357- 4800. Thank you for your patience during this transition period.

What's New ...

Background Screening:

Effective July 1, 2016, the Department of Children and Families took on the role and responsibility of screening all applicants for positions in child care.  Therefore, the Child Care Licensing and Enforcement section no longer conducts background screening for applicants.  All screenings must be conducted through the DCF Clearinghouse.  CCLE will provide technical assistance to providers with screening issues. More information can be found at the DCF website:​.  

If you are a new or potential provider attempting to register through the clearinghouse, you must first contact Child Care Licensing and Enforcement and speak with a Child Care Quality Specialist to initiate the designation of an OCA/ORI Number.  Once a number has been assigned, you may register with the Clearinghouse by using the “Clearinghouse Provider Login” link on the DCF Page​

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