The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is an organization that 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.
Through our many collaborative partnerships, the ELCHC strives to identify resources and opportunities that maximize our ability to deliver the highest quality services. The ELCHC also strives to be a well-rounded community resource. Our partnerships allow us to provide such services as:
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC)
is to promote school and life success for all young children and their families
through quality school readiness services and supports.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
It is the vision of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) that all Hillsborough County children will grow up in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where:
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Education Week News (blog)
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says he thinks the time has come for a sweeping expansion of early-childhood education programs, ...