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Child Care Licensing Program

The Child Care Licensing Program regulates the operations of child care centers and family child care homes in Hillsborough County. It conducts periodic inspections, investigates complaints filed against these facilities, and takes enforcement action as deemed necessary. Information packets and classes on starting child care facilities and family day care homes are provided to local residents.

Child care centers and family child care home files are available for parents to review to help them make a decision when seeking child care.

Technical assistance available to child providers includes

  • Background screening checks on childcare staff
  • Fingerprinting for state and federal and local county records check for childcare providers
  • Screening of child care personnel
  • Professional development training for providers
  • Inspections of licensed child care facilities and family child care homes
  • Providing resources for child care providers including books, videos, and magazines that cover early-childhood topics
  • Special-interest training opportunities throughout the year that fulfill mandated training requirements for childcare personnel.

Contact Information
Angela Chowning 
Manager Child Care Licensing Division
3152 Clay Mangum Lane
Tampa, FL 33618
813-264-3925 x53565

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm