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.


Cait-Lyn Rodriguez

Cait-Lyn has been a dedicated early childhood educator for over 15 years, spending the past 5 years in a leadership role at Best Friends for Kidz. She feels fortunate with the personal reward and satisfaction that it brings and says, “Early childhood educators have the very real opportunity to make a difference in young lives, and also influence future generations.” Cait-Lyn enjoys working with children because she loves the way they view the world.