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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QEES - BMO

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

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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Ethel Jones

Ethel Jones is the owner and director of Little Learners Academy of Tampa, Phase II. Her love for serving young children started early in life, that passion guided her to officially open a FCCH in 2000. Her dreams were halted by years of persistent, serious health issues when Ethel was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. She believes her faith enabled her recovery and the reopening of her program in 2010.