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.
Summer is here
and your car can heat up to deadly temperatures
in a matter of minutes!
Remember, NEVER LEAVE A CHILD IN A VEHICLE ALONE!
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Study shows early learning begins even earlier – at 34 weeks in womb
August 2, 2014 – The National
Orlando, Florida // Foetuses show evidence of learning by their 34th week, three weeks earlier than thought, new research has found. By that time they ...
STEM Early: Cloud-Based Curriculum Helps Schools Starting Effectively Teach Early Math and Science
August 4, 2014 – Jacksonville Business Journal
...riate software to teach STEM concepts to early learners. STEM " or science, technology, engineering and math " education has become a big buzzword in early education in recent years as experts show how positive modeling and early integration of STEM concepts plants seeds for future learning. However...
SEPARATION ANXIETY: Letting go is hard to do
August 2, 2014 – Sebring Highlands Today
As children go back to school this fall, many will start a new chapter in their lives: preschool. It is natural and normal for young children to feel some effects of separation anxiety when they first leave their parents to attend preschool. But when are the symptoms so severe that they are abnormal..