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.
Maria Rodriguez has been working in the Top Kids Bilingual Preschool organization for about 5 years. She began her career as a co-teacher, which enabled her to quickly learn to collaborate with other teachers in every classroom, teach children of all ages, and establish relationships with each family. Maria was quickly promoted to a director position and has been actively leading her teaching staff for 2 years.