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.

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.


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.

Dulce Gutierrez

Dulce has been operating her licensed family child care program (FCCH) for over 5 years and has been a part of the Quality Early Education System (QEES) since last year. As of March of 2020, Dulce’s FCCH has been operating strictly virtually to all families due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although she is unable to meet with children in-person, she implements unique virtual teaching strategies to help children understand concepts more concretely while still having fun.

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Contact Us

Tel: 813-259-6415

Email: mfuente@hccfl.edu


1602 North 15th Street,Ste 248

Tampa, FL 33605