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.
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Importance of Expanded Pre-K Discussed at Council of Governments Meeting
October 1, 2014 – The Bradenton Times
...opportunity of not being retained in the 3rd grade." The Florida Early Learning Coalition estimates that fifty percent of the annual income for...
Sunday's Lead Letter: Reform needed in pre-kindergarten testing
September 26, 2014 – The Florida Times-Union
The Early Learning Coalition of Duval supports this decision and understands the concerns classroom teachers have about too much testing, especially in kindergarten. However, our VPK programs depend on student assessment to receive a readiness rate that measures their accountability. This is a…
Florida needs strong focus on child education
October 1, 2014 – Bradenton Herald
... town budget. Today each local newspaper was carrying classifieds for teachers with Early Childhood Education degrees. I also found the VPK (Voluntary prekindergarten) schools were short of teachers with that same degree. So I checked to find out how many local colleges offered the degree. Only two di...