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Early Learning Coalition

Hillsborough

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County strives to improve and build the current landscape of early learning education by providing high-quality learning opportunities for all children.

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An Advocate for Early Education

ELCHC

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County makes a concerted effort to promote, endorse, participate in, and coordinate advocacy activities with various community organizations wanting to help children and their families.

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The Importance of the Early Years

Why Early Education?

A child’s early years lay the foundation for intellectual, physical and social development. The most critical time for your child’s brain development is from birth to six. Understanding and choosing quality care is critical for their kindergarten readiness.

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Quality Early Learning is Essential for a Successful Future

Every child in our community deserves access to a high quality early childhood education. The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County has worked collaboratively with agencies throughout our community for the last 15 years to ensure that a full continuum of early learning services are in place to meet the needs of every family.

Investing time, money and community resources in quality early learning and development programs for our children can foster valuable skills, strengthen our workforce, grow our economy and reduce backend social spending. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, aunt neighbor or business owner, you have a role to play in making the most of our children’s important early years.

Why Early Education

Their Future Begins at Birth

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By age 3, trends in the amount of talk, vocabulary, growth and style of interaction are well established

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For every $1 invested in early education, society receives a

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Number of neural connections per second the brain forms before

Early Education News

Kindergarten teacher Michele Stinson asks how many students have been in a school setting before as Dominik Newsome, center, shoots his hand up high alongside some other classmates during the first day of school at Freeman Elementary, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Surprising reversal: School readiness gap narrows between rich and poor kids

August 2016 | Get Schooled Blog

Research findings released today depart from the usual bleak news about the academic prospects of American children born into low-income families: The gap in kindergarten academic readiness between high- and low-income students narrowed by 10 percent to 16 percent between 1998 and 2010. The significant narrowing comes after decades of a widening gap that caused education advocates to fear the United States was at risk of producing a permanent underclass. The school readiness gap for cohorts of children born in the mid-1970s and mid-1990s had grown by about 40 percent.

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Investing in early childhood assures rewarding adult outcomes

August, 2016| Tampa Bay Times

The Children’s Movement of Florida will host a debate Tuesday among the four Democratic candidates vying for the District 19 state Senate seat, and it will focus on issues affecting children from birth to age 5. The forum will be the first of several hosted by the grass roots group, and with good reason.

 

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20 Secrets of Kindergarten Teachers

August, 2016| www.todaysparent.com

How come they listen to you and not me?
That’s a question kindergarten teachers get from exasperated parents all the time.

The truth is, when it comes to managing behaviour, teachers have some pretty big advantages over moms and dads: years of education and experience; the power of peer pressure (which explains why your kid refuses to put away his Lego at home but stands obediently in line with his classmates at school); and the fact that your kid’s teacher simply isn’t you, so he’s way less inclined to push the boundaries and buttons that come with familiarity.

 

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