Job Title: Child Care Program Specialist

Reports to:Supervisor of Child Care Educational Program
Job Group:Professional Technical


Job Code:1702
Salary Schedule:APT01


To assist with implementing, coordinating, and supervising the PLACE childcare educational program.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Assist in planning annual budget.
  2. Assist in the employment process and assignment of personnel.
  3. Assist site personnel with appropriate selection of childcare activities and educational materials.
  4. Assist in updating childcare policies and procedures handbook.


  1. Assist in communicating District childcare program objectives to parents and community.
  2. Meet with childcare site personnel for program updates.
  3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Assist in planning and delivering staff development program.
  2. Assist in hiring childcare staff.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and a proactive orientation to recognizing and resolving issues and concerns.

Critical Thinking

  1. Assist in planning long and short-term goals.
  2. Participate in evaluating and analyzing program operations.
  3. Assist District and site-level personnel in analyzing fee structure to ensure financial stability.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Set high standards and expectations for self and others.


  1. Provide training to site managers in personnel and contract issues in order for them to become knowledgeable in this area.
  2. Attend local, state, and national conferences for professional growth.
  3. Encourage staff to continue training for their own personal growth.
  4. Conduct frequent review of literature relating to childcare.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Assist in problem-solving and aiding site managers and workers.
  2. Assist with parent meetings and advisory committee functions.
  3. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.
  4. Apply problem-solving techniques to site-based problems.


  1. Assist in supervising and evaluating assigned personnel.
  2. Assist with onsite audits for compliance with guidelines.
  3. Provide support for expenditures to comply with program expectations.


  1. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  2. Respond immediately to emergency situations.
  3. Listen to parents and determine where a problem should be directed.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of the District’s childcare educational program with the basic understanding of local and state childcare regulations.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide training and in-service activities for childcare personnel.
  • Skills in supervision


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience
  • Five years’ experience in childcare or related field
  • Meet all legal requirements for childcare workers in the state of Florida






Site-based Staff


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Also, this position requires the individual to be able to climb ladders to access roof areas and to navigate rough terrain on construction sites to conduct code compliance inspections.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Child Care Program Specialist;   EST: March 7, 2006;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: March 7, 2006