“The rate of return for investments in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children is 7-10% per annum through better outcomes in education, health, sociability, economic productivity and reduced crime. There’s a growing recognition of the value of investing in quality early childhood programs. It’s time to act on the evidence. The sooner we do, the more likely we will be to put our country on the road to greater prosperity that is shared by all.”

James J. Heckman, Professor of Economics
University of Chicago

Inclusion Support Services works with early education providers such as childcare centers and family childcare homes to support a capacity building model of inclusion where all children have a successful early care education experience. Our services provide training, technical assistance, and coaching to community childcare providers to support children with developmental and / or social emotional concerns to maintain an inclusive placement. Additional activities include helping to bridge the home and early education setting through offering family services and offering relationship focused parent education curriculum in the form of Smart Start and Circle of Security. Professional development opportunities are offered in the community with topics grounded in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health competencies. ECC’s Inclusion Support Services is funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.

For more information, please call (813) 837-7877.