About Us

Our Mission & Vision

The neighborhood where a baby is born shouldn’t determine how safe, supported and successful they become.

That’s why the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County works to ensure all our community’s youngest children grow up to achieve anything they can imagine by providing the best possible early learning experiences and supporting the families and teachers who care for them.

Our Mission

The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County provides children, birth to 5 years, high quality, equitable and inclusive early learning experiences preparing them for success in school and life through the collaboration of families, educators and the community.

Our Vision

A thriving community where every child has what they need to succeed from the moment they are born.

Our Core Values

INTEGRITY

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Our Cornerstone. We are ethical in our words, actions and decision making.​

COLLABORATION

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We work together through idea sharing to accomplish goals.​

EQUITY

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We value differences, inclusivity, diversity and equity. We are determined to reflect these beliefs in our organization, staff, services and initiatives.

INNOVATION​

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We are open to trying new things and will be resilient to the outcome.​

ACCOUNTABILITY

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We honor our commitment to those we serve.​

CONSISTENCY

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We strive to be uniform in our quality of service, communications and expectations of standards.​

TRANSPARENCY

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We are honest and open, internally and externally. We share thoughts, ideas and decisions.

BENEVOLENCE​

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We are organized for the purpose of doing good.​

Community Impact Report

The ELCHC uses this assessment to determine local priorities related to eligibility for the School Readiness Program, which is a program that offers subsidized childcare for working families with children birth to 13 years old.