oec: Licensing - What's New
Licensing - What's New

12/20/2016OEC Creates New Online Videos for Family Child Care Home Applicants and Providers
12/15/2016OEC Develops System to Comply with Emergency Notification Law
12/7/2016The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) will relocate beginning on February 3, 2017!
9/12/2016Background Check Processing Fee Reduced
8/15/2016CT Prepares Mobile App
6/20/2016Operator and Location Changes
  Licensed child care centers and group child care homes are reminded that a change in operator or location generally requires a new application to be filed with the Office of Early Childhood(OEC).
6/1/2016Increased Mumps Activity
  Increased Mumps Activity The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Immunization Program would like to raise awareness about increased mumps activity. Nationally mumps has been reported at several colleges and universities, including outbreaks at schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and New York. Dispersal of college students home or to other locations for summer employment may increase opportunities for mumps transmission.
5/13/2016Quality Improvement System
  The Office of Early Childhood is developing a Quality Improvement System to increase the availability of professional development opportunities and quality support for early childhood programs and providers.
3/10/2016Free Training for Early Childhood Program Leaders
  This training will be delivered by author/experts from National Louis University/McCormick Center on Early Childhood Leadership, Chicago, at four locations throughout the state.
3/4/2016Tips for Cleaning Child Care Facilities the Safe & Healthy Way
  Childcare operators have asked about safer cleaning methods and materials for their facilities, and specifically, whether “greener” disinfectant, sanitizer and cleaning products are available. In response, we are pleased to provide two fact sheets.
1/14/2016Annual Immunization Survey
  All licensed child care centers and group child care homes are asked to complete annual immunization survey. The annual immunization survey is administrated by the Immunization Program of the Department of Public Health in collaboration with the Child Care Licensing Program of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
1/13/2016Free copies of DEEP's new educational children's book - Casey's Clean Air Week
  The purpose of this book is to teach young children (approximately 4 to 7 years old) about the importance of clean air to protect both human health and the environment. A companion parent/guardian/teacher guide and children's activity book has also been developed.