oec: Collaborations and Initiatives
Collaborations and Initiatives

6/30/2015Kindergarten Entrance Age Plan
  The Office of Early Childhood shall develop, in consultation with the Department of Education, a plan for changing the date that a child must reach five years of age to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten from January first of any school year to October first of any school year.
10/20/2014Federal Preschool Development Grants Program: Expansion Application
  The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has submitted an application for federal funding for up to $50 million over the next four years to expand high-quality preschool in Connecticut. The application was submitted to the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services in October.
8/22/2014Infant Mental Health Presentations
  Infant mental health professionals around the state present infant mental health projects.
1/14/2014National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) Needs Assessment
  The State of Connecticut has partnered with National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) to complete a three-stage Needs Assessment Process to identify strengths and weaknesses in their child care licensing program.
1/14/2014Best Practice: Norwalk Flu & You Program
  The Norwalk Health Departmentís Immunization Program visits day cares and elementary schools each fall and winter in the Norwalk area to teach young children how to stay healthy and avoid the flu.
1/6/2014Birth to Three Program Feasibility Study: Final Report
  In the spring of 2013, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy signed Executive Order Number 35 which directed a study to be implemented that would research the feasibility of transferring Connecticutís Birth to Three Program from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to the newly formed Office of Early Childhood (OEC) by July 1, 2014.