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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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Yudi Leon-Vega

Yudi Leon-Vega’s mission at Creative Learning Academy is to create a joyful and enriching learning environment for children. As the director for over 10 years, she believes that happy children are receptive to learning and can overcome challenges when they receive the love and care of compassionate teachers. Yudi and her staff work to create a happy school family where children can thrive, feel valued, and develop essential skills that will help shape their future. 

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