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.
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.'
The famous “word gap” doesn’t hurt only the young. It affects many educators, too.
February 16, 2015 – Washington Post
It will come as a surprise to Americans to learn that as many as 1 million state-licensed and nationally credentialed early childhood educators are at-risk for functional illiteracy
Strengthening early learning in a new ESEA
February 13, 2015 – EdCentral
There is almost no focus in the law on kindergarten through second grade, much less what comes before school entry, other than the allowance of Title I funds to be used for children from low-income families beginning at birth
Free children’s dental health program launched
February 16, 2015 – Suwannee Democrat
February is Children's Dental Health Month and the Florida Department of Health is working to promote good oral health for children and families through preventive care