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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.

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Yulitzza Otero

Yulitzza “Yuli” Otero currently serves as director of Little Giants Learning Academy North. Her career began over 13 years ago as she wanted to have a positive impact on the lives of children. “We treat families like our own families and students like our own children,” she said. Yuli believes strongly in the partnership between home and school and encourages her teaching staff to pursue healthy and working relationships with families.

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