Welcome to QEES at HCC!
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.
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.
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.
Maribel Melgar has been a dedicated member and contributor to the early childhood community for 27 years. Her journey with Cornerstone Family Ministries (CFM) Rosa Valdez Early Learning Centers began in 2012 where she worked as an infant room teacher. Over the years she had held progressively higher positions within the organization.