Why Early Education Matters

From the moment your child is born, the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County is here to help you give them the best possible start in life.

As your child’s first teacher, talking, reading and interacting with your child daily from the moment they are born supports their brain development and influences who and what they’ll become.

As such an important (and sometimes overwhelming) task, the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County is here as an extended member of your family’s support team to help you prepare your child for kindergarten and give them the best possible life. Like you, we’re dedicated to ensuring your child grows up to achieve anything they can imagine.

Through the support of the state and community, we are able to make a profound impact on Hillsborough County’s youngest citizens.

What we do for our children during their first five years determines how successful they’ll be in school, at work and as members of this community.

When your child is ready for kindergarten (based on the test they’ll take at the beginning of the school year), they’re more likely to graduate from high school, earn a higher income, be healthier as an adult, and stay out the criminal justice system –
things we all want for our children.