Town Hall Collaborative


The Quality Early Education System Child Care Directors Association presents:

The Town Hall Collaborative 

Featuring Hillsborough County’s early learning leaders and the childcare workforce

This discussion will provide the audience as well as the paneled guests an opportunity to discuss the current landscape of childcare, what opportunities may be coming, and how that may impact the childcare community. It is also the hope that through this forum, the childcare workforce can come together with agency leaders to find solutions for the industry that will support and promote sustainable, high quality early learning experiences for our youngest citizens.

Panel Members include:


  • Marni Fuente, Executive Director of the Quality Early Education System 

  • Gordon Gillette, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

  • Dr. Jacqueline Jenkins, Director of Head Start for Hillsborough County

  • Kelley Parris, Executive Director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County 

  • Jennifer Shields, Executive Director of FACCUM

Tentative Guest Panelist: 

  • Louis Murphy, Director of Early Childhood Services of the School District of Hillsborough County