The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is a 501-C3 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.

We believe all children should have a quality early learning experience that is essential in building a successful future.

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Our Mission

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

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) that all Hillsborough County children
will grow up in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where:

  • Their physical, social, emotional and intellectual health is a primary focus of attention at home and in the community.
  • Their families are supported in ways that promote good parenting.
  • Their families and caregivers are supported in promoting each individual child’s well-being and readiness to succeed in school and life.


Our Partnerships Enable Us to Provide

Information to all parents about the availability of child care and early learning opportunities in their local areas.

Information on understanding and selecting quality early learning programs for parents.

Information on Professional development and quality supports for early childhood and school age providers.