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Child Care

Department of Health in Lee County

  •  239-332-9501

    Mailing Address

    3920 Michigan Avenue 

    Fort Myers, FL 33916 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or one of the other Relay Toll Free Numbers. 

Child Care Information 

Child Care Licensing

Child Care Facilities Search

A Parent's Guide to Choosing Safe and Healthy Child Care

Religious Exemption Fact Sheet

Child Care Immunization Requirements

What to do, if you have a complaint about a child care center

If your complaint is about treatment, conduct, accident reporting, behavior, staff ratios or any food or environmental issue, contact the local DCF Office or local licensing agency to make a complaint. Please have the details surrounding the complaint, date(s) of the incident or observation, location/room within the facility it occurred or was observed, address of the center, and any other pertinent information related to the issue.

If you have a complaint about a religiously exempt child care center, not licensed by DCF or by a local licensing agency, you will have to contact the religious exempting agency for that specific center to file a complaint.