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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Sheila Seegar

Sheila has been a dedicated Early Childhood Educator for over 35 years. She started her career very early on in her high school program. Sheila has vast experience with working with infants, toddlers, and preschool children. She had her own licensed family child care home for over 10 years. Sheila has been a part of the management team at First Presbyterian Learning Center in Plant City for the past two years and recently took over the director role.