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.'
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.