Child Care Facilities Advisory Board

This Board advises the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on recommended amendments to the Child Care Facilities Ordinance; proposes additional rules and regulations to the BOCC which effectuates the intent and purpose of the Ordinance; recommends and assists the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel. It also advises the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing on all matters pertaining to child care facilities.

Membership:

The membership of this Board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 17 members. Composition is specified as follows:

  • Hillsborough County Fire Marshall or representative
  • Director of Early Childhood Education for the Hillsborough County School System or representative
  • Director of the Hillsborough County Health Department or representative
  • 1 Representative of a local non-profit or governmental agency, other than a unit of county government, serving the needs of young children in child care and their parents in the County
  • 1 President of an association whose purpose is to promote professionalism in early childhood programs or representative
  • 2 Operators from licensed, private, for-profit child care facilities
  • 1 Operator from a licensed religiously affiliated child care facility
  • 1 Operator from a licensed, private, for-profit child care facility from the African-American community
  • 1 Operator from a licensed public/private child care facility that works primarily with migrant children
  • 3 Parents from the public-at-large who have a child enrolled in a child care facility in the County
  • 1 Representative of a non-profit, licensed child care facility or organization
  • 1 Operator from a licensed child care facility that serves at-risk/special needs children
  • 1 Operator of a religiously exempt child care facility
  • 1 Member of an accrediting organization of a religiously exempt child care facility

Terms:

Members shall serve three year terms.

Special Requirements:

Appointment to this Board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Authority:

Chapter 402, Florida Statutes; Hillsborough County Child Care Facilities Ordinance 03-25 amended by Hillsborough County Ordinance 04-25.

Meetings:

Quarterly, 1st Thursday, 1:30 PM
3152 Clay Mangum Lane
Building #50
Tampa, FL 33618

2018 Meeting Schedule

  • January 11, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • July 12, 2018
  • October 4, 2018

Contact:

Angela Chowning
Manager, Department of Children's Services, Child Care Licensing Division
3152 Clay Mangum Lane
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: (813) 264-3925 ext.53565

Members:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Sylvia Blanco Licensed public/private facility operator for primarily migrant children 06/05/2013 -
09/30/2019*
Ms. Dawn Dahnke Parent of a child in a child care facility in the County 06/07/2017 -
06/30/2020
Ms. Leslie Elwell Licensed private for-profit child care center operator 04/15/2009 -
12/31/2017*
Ms.Theresa Fernandez President of an Association whose purpose is to promote professionalism in early childhood programs 02/04/2015 -
12/30/2017
Ms. Cindy Morris HC Public Health Unit Representative 02/19/2003 -
12/31/2019*
Pastor Timothy Myers Operator of a religiously exempt child care facility 10/05/2011 -
12/31/2017*
Mr. Matthew Permuth Parent of a child in a child care facility in the County 07/18/2012 -
07/31/2018*
Mr. Wayne Radd Member of an accrediting organization of a religiously exempt facility 10/20/2010 -
12/31/2017*
Ms. Tabrisha Ruby Operator of a licensed child care facility that serves at-risk / special needs children 06/07/2017 -
06/30/2020
Ms. Sandra Show Early Childhood Program Representative
01/08/2014 -
12/31/2019
Mr. Michael Trujillo A local non-profit or governmental agency serving the needs of young children and their parents 02/04/2015 -
12/30/2017
Ms. Joquetta Winters Non-profit licensed child care facility or organization representative 07/18/2012 -
07/31/2018*
Chief Tammy Zurla Hillsborough County Fire Marshall Representative  02/01/2017 -
02/01/2020
Licensed private for-profit child care facility operator
Licensed, private, for profit child care facility operator from the African-American community
Licensed religiously affiliated child care facility operator
*Reappointed