Welcome to QEES at HCC!

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Quality Early Education System

The Quality Early Education System (QEES) is generously funded by The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County in partnership with Hillsborough Community College. Program funding supports QEES in offering essential services to early childhood educators, students and families.

Funded by The Children's Board of Hillsborough County, in partnership with CALM, ELM & HCC

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Business Management & Operations

This program provides support and services focused on organizational and operational management to all licensed childcare facilities and family child care homes in Hillsborough County. Services include Program Administration Assessment, Mentoring and Support, Professional Development and an 8-week intensive course.

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QEES - Pathways


Pathways offers continuing education, professional development, and on-site coaching on the foundations of early childhood education. Pathways is designed to assist providers with the effective implementation of quality, developmentally appropriate, early education programming. Coaches support center directors, owners, and personnel in selecting and using educational materials and curriculum.


Sheila Gibson

Sheila Gibson has served in the early childhood community for the past 22 years. 14 of those years have been with Children’s Nest Day School. She thrived as a VPK teacher, became a team lead and is now the director of their Northdale site. Sheila has always enjoyed working with children but has really found her niche in being a director. She values being a part of the lives of the children, watching them grow, supporting her staff, and being involved with families  that she serves.