Apply for Special Funding and Resources

New Hire Stipend

Onboarding bonuses for new hires to assist with the financial strain to recruiting new staff. Both the program and teacher/staff will be awarded stipends to help retain staff and assist with the expenses of hiring, training, and onboarding new team members.

HCPS ECE CDA Student Pilot

Hillsborough County Public Schools Early Childhood Educator and Child Development Associate

Paid childcare summer internship available to high school seniors graduating Spring 2022. We will pay for the months of June & July for students who secure an internship with a School Readiness or Voluntary Prekindergarten childcare site. Students must also be enrolled in one of the qualifying courses at Hillsborough Community College which will be paid for, along with books by the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.

Longevity Grant

Child Care Personnel, we want to reward you for your commitment to early education. By filling out this grant application, you can be awarded up to $1000 based on how many years you have worked in early education at your child care site.

ARPA Second Installment​

It’s time to complete the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Stabilization Subgrant Installment 2 Survey. This survey MUST be completed for you to receive the second payment for the Subgrant (based on your early learning coalition’s review and approval). Failure to complete the survey in a timely manner may result in a payment delay.

Infant with Book

Hillsborough County’s Infant & Toddler Initiative

The shortage of infant/toddler care prompted the ELCHC to create the Hillsborough Infant & Toddler Initiative Pilot after several months of development in May 2019. This Initiative, led by ELCHC’s Infant & Toddler Coordinator, Theon Salley, provides resources to strengthen the quality of infant and toddler care. Participating child care programs have access to coaching, training, technical assistance, and classroom materials. The focus of the Initiative is to serve additional children under the age of three while enhancing the quality of care within these programs. Ms. Salley is highly credentialed with specialization in birth through 3-years-old childhood development. She participates in continuous education and statewide training initiatives ensure she can provide current best practices and resources to participants.