Guiding Stars of Duval (GSOD) is THE quality rating improvement system for child care providers in Duval County. Child care centers and family child care homes can both volunteer to be a part of this program. GSOD participants commit to not only meeting the basic requirements for licensing set by the State of Florida, but they also agree to hold themselves accountable to higher standards by providing quality education and by helping children prepare for school.
- For more detailed information on participating GSOD child care providers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-208-2044, Ext. 1.
- Faith-based Licensed Exempt Child Care Centers: The Department of Children and Families (DCF) DOES NOT have to monitor these providers. If they have School Readiness children, DCF does conduct monitoring or the Center must provide proof they are monitored by their faith-based affiliated agency.
- Licensed & Accredited Child Care Centers & Private Schools: DCF monitors these providers and issues their licenses. A Florida recognized accrediting agency must issue any accreditation.
- Licensed & Accredited Family Child Care Homes: DCF monitors and issues all licenses to these providers. A Florida recognized accrediting agency must also issue any accreditation. The provider can have no more than 15 children in their care.
- Licensed Child Care Centers & Private Schools: DCF monitors these providers and issues their licenses.
- Licensed Family Child Care Homes: DCF monitors these providers and issues their licenses. The provider can have no more than 15 children in their care.
- You can also click on the red button below to see all child care options.
- Click on the red button below for a checklist for evaluating early learning programs.
- Learn what to look for, what questions to ask, and more!
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