The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County helped us design this quality program we have at the Learning Center.- Sandy Spreadbury, Director, THE LeaRning Center at St. John’S
Every Child Deserves a High Quality Start
For over 15 years, the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County has been working collaboratively with agencies throughout the community to provide a wide spectrum of early learning services. Our mission is to ensure children have futures full of possibility.
The Importance of Early Learning Programs
A network of 1,059 child care programs
We serve 21,561 children per day
HIGH QUALITY EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS WORK
A wide range of studies have found that high quality early learning programs are associated with academic improvements and social competence across socioeconomic levels. For children from low income backgrounds, the outcomes are especially beneficial and include both short- and long-term benefits.
In 2015, approximately 75% of Florida’s 4-year-olds participated in the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program and approximately 137,000 children were served in School Readiness Programs.Be Part of the Impact