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115. S. Andrews Avenue, Room 119
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 954-357-4800
Hearing Impaired/TTY: 954-831-3940
Fax: 954-357-7446
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday


COAThe 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.

Background Screening Unit: Broward County Child Care Licensing & Enforcement conducts all background screening activities for current and potential employees, volunteers and owners for all licensed and registered child care providers in Broward County.
Background Screening Requirements Chart


Quality Assurance Unit: Provides information on regulations and technical assistance to prospective providers, reviews floor plans, conducts pre-licensing and licensing inspections and prepares corrective action plans.

Monitoring Unit: monitors each provider for compliance, follows up on failed inspections, and provides technical assistance.

Enforcement Unit: Investigates complaints against suspected unlicensed arrangements, and levies fines when indicated. It is the intention of the unit to have all arrangements become licensed or cease operations.

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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 June 1, 2016 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.

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