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The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) specializes in the funding and delivery of quality early childhood care and education and after-school programs and services to the children and families of Hillsborough County.

We believe that ALL children should have a quality early learning experience that is essential in building a successful future! We appreciate your support and hope that you will visit us often for all of your early childhood care and education information needs.


Coalition Staff

Coalition Board of Directors

Parent VPK Information

Child Care Resource and Referral

School Readiness Information

Quality Counts for Kids

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The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is soliciting experienced web designers to submit proposals for the creation of a state-of-the art web environment that allows for a wide range of user functionality. The ELCHC seeks a vendor for a concept to completion production who can work closely with the organization and include ELCHC staff in the decision-making throughout the redesign project. The ELCHC devotes a portion of its annual budget to communication as well as technology.

The RFP (#001-2015) will be released on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:30 am. Those interested in reviewing the Request for Proposal may access a copy by downloading the document in PDF format HERE ; or by picking up a hard copy at ELCHC’s administrative office located at: 6800 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 158, Tampa, FL 33614.


The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County supports the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County as one of its four focus areas, 'children are ready to learn and succeed.'

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The Early Learning Coalition
of Hillsborough County
6800 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Suite 158
Tampa, FL 33614

Hours of Operation
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday


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ELCHC Calendar
Early Education News

For Florida economy to prosper, raise the skills of preschools today
June 19, 2015 – Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay businesses may bicker over any number of issues. But they will rally to support almost anything that impedes their ability to be as competitive as possible.

Voluntary prekindergarten budget priorities off target
June 21, 2015 - Tampa Bay Times Letter to Editor

Once again our legislators have demonstrated a lack of concern for our youngest children. Not surprisingly, there was no increase in the voluntary prekindergarten base student allocation. Florida has the second lowest per-pupil funding for its pre-K program in the nation

Susan Block makes positive impacts in children’s lives
June 22, 2015 – News Press
The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida exists to enhance the quality of children's lives by providing families, early childhood educators, caregivers and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties, with opportunities to impact the future.

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