About Us

The Quality Early Education System (QEES) is funded by The Children's Board of Hillsborough County.


QEES is designed to: 

  • Streamline early learning professional development

  • Promote high quality early learning

  • Support early care educators/caregivers

  • Increase kindergarten readiness

​The Quality Early Education System has four components to deliver services: HCC-Pathways, the Conscious Awareness Learning Model (CALM), Early Literacy Matters (ELM), and Hillsborough Child Care Licensing.  

  • HCC-Pathways offers continuing education, professional development and on-site coaching on the foundations of early childhood education.

  • CALM provides universal training to early education providers and families in social-emotional learning using the Conscious Discipline® approach. The program builds the foundation for constructive problem solving and self-regulation, allowing children to be successful in their early years and ready for kindergarten.

  • The ELM program provides ongoing training for early childhood teachers and families. ELM provides a comprehensive three-tiered approach to literacy by mentoring and working with preschool children, teachers and families. 

  • Hillsborough Child Care Licensing provides support and services focused on organizational and operational management practices to all licensed child care facilities and child care homes. The services will be offered through on-site coaching and training sessions, built on evidence-based practices.

QEES Articles - Parent & Teacher Resources

QEES Year 1 Evaluation Report


Click here to read the QEES Year 1 Evaluation report, completed by RMC Research.

QEES in the News

< Bay News 9 - August 5, 2020

Hillsborough County CALM Program

Tampa Bay Parenting - April 2019 Issue

Guest Editor - Marni Fuente

Tampa Bay Parenting - July 2019 Issue

Contributor - Marni Fuente

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Tel: 813-259-6415

Email: mfuente@hccfl.edu


1602 North 15th Street,Ste 248

Tampa, FL 33605