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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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ANNOUNCEMENT - RFP for IT Managed Services

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is seeking comprehensive managed infrastructure and network services. the winning vendor will provide 24/7 hardware (server, desktop/laptop), network, and software support and monitoring, help-desk, back-ups, remote access and on-site support, email maintenance and support, inventory control and management (hardware and software), security and disaster recovery. To download the full RFP, CLICK HERE.

Key Dates:

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Notice of Intent to Bid Due: Friday, October 9, 2015 by noon

Proposal Due Date: October 23, 2015 by noon


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

Child Care is Biggest Expense for a Growing Number of Families

June 29, 2015 - Forbes Magazine

More working families than ever are spending more of their income on child care than any other household expense. For many parents the cost is greater than housing, transportation or utilities.

Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Root Causes and Solutions

June 30, 2015 - EdWeek Early Years

Preschool children are expelled from early-childhood program at higher rates than children in elementary or secondary school...

Free online program helps kids get preschool-ready
July 1, 2015 – Bay News 9
The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) launched a unique new parent engagement tool called “Ready Rosie” to help get Hillsborough County kids ready for preschool.

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