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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 PM
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 6/05/2013 -
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 -
12/31/2017*
Ms.Theresa Fernandez President of an Association whose purpose is to promote professionalism in early childhood programs 2/04/2015-
12/30/2017
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 -
12/31/2017*
Ms. Paula Parker Licensed religiously affiliated child care facility operator 4/06/1994 -
12/31/2017*
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 -
12/31/2017*
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
Mr. Michael Trujillo A local non-profit or governmental agency serving the needs of young children and their parents 2/04/2015-
12/30/2017
Ms. Joquetta Winters Non-profit licensed child care facility or organization representative 7/18/2012 -
7/31/2015
Licensed private for-profit child care facility operator

*Reappointed

Contact Information
Gina Knowlton
Administrative Specialist 1
Family and Aging Services
3152 Clay Mangum Lane
Tampa, FL 33618
813-264-3925 x53561
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