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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:
Monthly, 1st Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
3110 Clay Mangum Lane
Building #39 or #50
Tampa, FL 33618

MEMBERS:
Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Ms. Sylvia Blanco  Licensed public/private facility operator for primarily migrant children    6/30/2013 -
  6/30/2016 
Mr. Parnell Dickinson Licensed, private, for profit child care facility operator from the black community    9/04/1996 -
12/31/2015* 
Ms. Leslie Elwell Licensed private for-profit child care center operator    4/15/2009 -
12/31/2014* 
Ms. Connie Garrett  Operator that serves at-risk/special needs children   1/09/2013 -
12/31/2015
Fire Marshall Stephen Kendrick  Fire Marshall or Representative    1/06/2010 -
12/31/2015*
Ms. Cindy Morris  HC Public Health Unit Representative    2/19/2003 -
12/31/2016* 
Pastor Timothy Myers  Operator of a religiously exempt facility  10/05/2011 -
12/31/2014 
Ms. Paula Parker Licensed religiously affiliated child care facility operator    4/06/1994 -
12/31/2014* 
Mr. Matthew Permuth  Parent of a child in a child care facility    7/18/2012-
  7/31/2015         
Mr. Wayne Radd  Member of an accrediting organization of a religiously exempt facility  10/20/2010 -
12/31/2014* 
Ms. Melissa Salvo  Parent of a Child enrolled in a Child Care Facility   9/17/2014-
  9/30/2017
Ms. Sandra Show  Early Childhood Program Representative
  1/08/2014 -
12/31/2016
Ms. Jody Smith  Parent of a child in a child care facility   6/05/2013 -
  6/30/2016           
Ms. Gale Vanater  President of an association whose purpose is to promote professionalism in early childhood programs   7/23/1997 -
12/31/2014* 
Ms. Joquetta Winters  Non-profit licensed child care facility or organization representative   7/18/2012 -
 7/31/2015 

*Reappointed

Contact Information
Mike Bross
Acting Manager

Family and Aging Services
3152 Clay Magnum Lane
Tampa, FL 33618

813-264-3925 ext. 562
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