- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $47,795.00-$76,513.00 Yearly
A Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE is the supervisory level of work inspecting, licensing, and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools to ensure enforcement of child care regulations and the provision of quality child education development programs. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE and support staff.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE. Employees in this classification may be required to work evenings.
Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.
The Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE is differentiated from the Child Care Licensing Specialist Lead MSDE in that the Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE has full supervisory responsibility for lower-level Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE while the Child Care Licensing Specialist Lead MSDE assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE. The Child Care Licensing Supervisor MSDE is differentiated from the Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE in that the Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE manages a regional office of the Office of Child Care and has supervisory responsibility for Child Care Licensing Supervisors.
Reviews recommendations of Child Care Licensing Specialists MSDE and provides technical assistance and consultation regarding the licensure of child care facilities;
Interprets and applies laws, regulations and codes affecting the operation of child care facilities in a region, under the supervision of the Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE;
Sets goals, administers personnel procedures and evaluates the performance of assigned staff;
Assists in the preparation of statistical and narrative reports concerning child care facilities;
Supervises the development and presentation of workshops for child care facilities staff or family day care providers designed to improve the quality of educational programs and to enhance the ability and capability of facilities or homes to effectively meet the needs of the children being served;
Oversees reviews of criminal background checks on prospective staff members and other persons in regulated child care facilities and family day care homes to screen unsuitable persons from employment in child care centers, family day care homes or non-public nursery schools;
Oversees the reviews and evaluations of criminal conviction records and records of child abuse or neglect in keeping with provisions of applicable laws and regulations;
Reviews and evaluates existing and proposed child education development and related programmatic components of licensed child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools to ensure that programs effectively meet the cognitive and developmental needs of children being served;
Investigates complaints concerning child care facilities; Recommends the approval of variances to the Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE;
Participates in administrative hearings and litigation concerning facility licensure;
Presents information and makes appropriate referrals to the public concerning child care; Implements corrective action plans to improve the quality of child care services;
Trains licensees in such areas as discipline techniques, facilities management, attending to needs of special children and recognition of child abuse;
Examines and approves license documentation prior to issuance of license by the Child Care Licensing Regional Manager MSDE;
Supervises and trains staff in the use of automated technologies to record and report the results of inspections of child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools;
May be required to perform the duties of a Child Care Licensing Specialist MSDE when needed;
May visit child care facilities when questions arise concerning the evaluation of facilities and license recommendations;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of procedures and practices which ensure safe and sanitary conditions at child care centers, family day care homes, and non-public nursery schools;
Knowledge of the principles of the growth and development of children;
Knowledge of administrative operations such as record keeping and staffing; Knowledge of the principles of supervision;
Knowledge of educational, nutritional, health, safety, developmental, social service and other treatment needs of children;
Knowledge of childhood development program design and implementation;
Skill in conducting workshops and teaching childhood development program techniques;
Skill in curriculum development;
Ability to understand and explain the needs of children;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports;
Ability to understand and explain applicable regulations and codes;
Ability to conduct interviews to obtain factual information;
Ability to recognize and present needed improvements in child care facilities to providers and interested parties;
Ability to treat confidential information discreetly;
Ability to keep current with trends and issues in the area of child care development;
Ability to evaluate educational credentials, certification requirements and criminal background investigations for staff in child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools;
Ability to utilize various types of information systems to process and record program data.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in child development, education, social work or psychology from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of experience inspecting, licensing, and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools.
1. An Associate of Arts degree in early childhood development, teacher education, sociology or psychology and two years work experience inspecting, licensing, and monitoring child care centers, family day care homes and non-public nursery schools may be substituted for the required education.
2. Applicants may substitute graduate education in a Child Development curriculum at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours per year for up to two years of the required experience.
Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.
This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions. Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.
This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential). As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.