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

12/14/2017Phase in of New Background Check Law
  Special Session Public Act No. 17-2, signed by the Governor on 10/31/17 makes several changes to the background check requirements for individuals who work in Connecticut child care facilities.
12/12/2017Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and have close contact with young children should discuss their risk of CMV with their medical provider and ways to prevent infection. Persons who work in child care settings may be at greater risk of CMV infection.
11/14/2017Notice of Fee Change for Background Checks Effective December 1, 2017
  Effective 12/1/17, the fee for processing required background checks will increase.
11/6/2017Access to Child Immunization Records Through Connecticut’s Immunization Registry
  The Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS) is the statewide childhood immunization registry, operated by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
11/3/2017Fire Extinguishers Recalled
  More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.
10/11/2017October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
  The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development highlights SIDS resources and research to help parents, caregivers, and medical professional reduce the risk of SIDS.
10/6/2017Guidance Regarding Enrollment of Displaced Children from Puerto Rico
10/2/2017Connecticut's New Car Seat Law
  New tighter child vehicle restraint law goes into effect on October 1, 2017.
8/29/2017Mass Mailing Regarding New Youth Camp Regulations
  The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) wishes to inform all licensed youth camps of recent changes to the youth camp licensing regulations effective September 1, 2017.
8/17/2017Practice Eye Safety During the Solar Eclipse
  The Office of Early Childhood is providing the following information in regards to eye safety in anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
7/26/2017New Youth Camp Licensing Regulations Approved-Effective September 1, 2017
  The Legislative Regulation Review Committee approved the revisions to the youth camp licensing regulations.
7/20/2017Opportunity to Be a Part of Pilot for the Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS)
  The CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is piloting a QRIS to recognize the quality work of early care and education providers.
7/17/2017Reminder to Youth Camps
6/28/2017New Provider Orientation
5/10/2017Public Health Alert
  Public Health Alert: When is Benadryl Safe to Use with Children?
5/4/2017Quality Recognition and Improvement System
2/16/2017Care4Kids Subsidy Program for Youth Camps
2/2/2017The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) will relocate beginning on February 3, 2017!
2/2/2017Program Email Addresses
2/2/2017Annual Immunization Survey