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Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 500-4412
 
 
To contact Licensing (Child Care Programs and Youth Camps), please call (860) 500-4450 or toll-free 1-800-282-6063.
 
 
ADMINISTRATION
 
David Wilkinson
Commissioner
(860) 500-4412
 
Executive Assistant 
(860) 500-4413
 
Director of Government and Community Relations                                     
(860) 500-4415
 
Director of Strategic Planning  
(860) 500-4414
 


 
PROGRAMS
 
 

2-1-1 Child Care

Child Care Referral Specialists help you find the child care services you need 

 

2-1-1

1-800-505-1000

(out of state)

 

Academic Advising

 

1-800-832-7784  

 

Accreditation Quality Improvement System (AQIS)

 

800-505-1000

 

Birth to Three System

Services for children up to the age of three with developmental disabilities and their families

1-800-505-7000 
 

Car Seat Safety Checks

http://www.ctsafekids.org/child-passenger-safety/find-fitting-station/

                             
 

Care 4 Kids

Offers child care financial assistance to low- and moderate- income families

 

1-888-214-5437

 

Career Counseling

 

1-800-832-7784

 

Charts-A-Course

Statewide professional development, program improvement and Registry system for early care and education 

1-800-832-7784

 
 

Child Abuse Neglect and Care Line (to report abuse)

Department of Children and Families

 

1-800-842-2288

 

Child Day Care Contracts (not Licensing)

Provide state-funded early care and education to infants and toddlers, preschoolers and/or school age children who meet certain eligibility requirements

 

860-500-4428

 

Child Care Licensing

Licenses and inspects child care programs including family child care homes, group child care homes, child care centers and youth camps 

860-500-4450

1-800-282-6063 (toll-free)

 

Child Development Infoline

Care coordinators provide education on development, behavior management strategies and programs, make referrals to services, and provide advocacy and follow-up as needed 

1-800-505-7000 
 

Complaints (Licensing)

860-500-4450

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Curriculum Development

 
Data
 
860-500-4534
 
 

Diaper Bank

203-934-7009 
 

Early Childhood Information System

 

860-500-4440

Early Learning and Development Standards

860-500-4536

Even Start

Even Start provides families access to the training and support they need to create a literate home environment and to enhance the academic achievement of their children 

860-500-4427

Facility Bond Funds

Bond Funds provide grants-in-aid for facility improvements and minor capital repairs for facilities that house school readiness programs and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit state-funded day care centers 

860-500-4427

Family Development Credential Training Program

The Family Development Training program teaches students and human service providers a strength-based approach to working with families and communities.

860-500-4432

Family Support Services

Programs that give families the support they need including information, referrals to services, and other supports

1-800-505-7000

Fatherhood Initiative

John S. Martinez Fatherhood Initiative of Connecticut

1-866-682-9891

Fiscal Office

860-500-4442

Freedom of Information Requests

860-500-4531

Head Start Program (federal)

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive services and learning environments to low-income families through center-based, family child care and home visiting. To apply for Head Start (preschool) or Early Head Start (pregnant women, infants and toddlers), contact a program near you. Use the Head Start Locator or call 1-866-763-6481 (toll-free) to find a program

1-866-763-6481

Head Start State Collaboration Office

Facilitates state-level collaboration between Head Start/Early Head Start and state agencies and entities that carry out activities designed to benefit low-income pregnant women, children from birth to school entry, and their families

860-713-6767

Head Start State Supplement

Provides supplementary funding to the state's Federal Head Start Programs 

860-713-6771

Head Teacher Certification

Individuals seeking head teacher approval by the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) must submit their application and supporting documentation directly to Connecticut Charts-A-Course (CCAC) through the Early Childhood Professional Registry

1-800-832-7784

Help Me Grow

1-800-505-7000

Home Visiting

860-713-5330

Housing Support Department of Housing

860-270-8262

Husky Health ProgramDepartment of Social Services

1-877-284-8759

ImmunizationsDepartment of Public Health

860-509-7929

All studies involving human subjects or records pertaining to them should be assumed to require IRB review until determined otherwise. In accordance with federal and state regulations and OEC policy, investigators must obtain approval through the Office of the Commissioner Institutional Review Board (IRB) for their research proposals.
Job Postings860-713-6690

Kindergarten Entry Age

860-713-6756

Legislative Information

860-713-6413

Licensing

Licenses and inspects child care programs including family child care homes, group child care homes, child care centers and youth camps 

860-509-8045

1-800-282-6063

Media Inquiries

860-713-6413

MIECHV (Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting) Program

860-713-5367

Minor Capital Improvements Bond Funds

Bond Funds provide grants-in-aid for facility improvements and minor capital repairs for facilities that house school readiness programs and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit state-funded day care centers 

860-713-6783

NAEYC Accreditation Process Support

860-713-6982

Pre-K to 3 Initiative

860-713-6982

Program Improvement and Support

860-713-6982

Program Leadership Institutes

860-713-6983

Quality Enhancement (Improving program quality)

860-713-6783

Quality Improvement System

860-713-6412

Raising Readers

860-713-6783

Scholarships

1-800-832-7784

School Readiness

State program that enhances the School Readiness federal program to increase access and opportunities to quality programs to prepare children for formal schooling 

860-713-6771

Smart Start

Smart Start was created during the 2014 legislative session with the intent of expanding preschool statewide in public school settings. This is a competitive grant program; eligible public schools are those that meet unmet need criteria as defined by the Office of Early Childhood

860-713-6771

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Department of Social Services

2-1-1

Special Education, Early Childhood

860-713-6941

Standards, Instruction and Assessment

860-713-6756

The Stranger You Know
A free community training to prevent child sexual abuse
860-713-5334

Triple P

Triple P stands for ‘Positive Parenting Program'. Triple P aims to build positive behaviors in children, confidence in parents' abilities, and community support for raising children

860-713-5711

WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Department of Public Health

1-800-741-2142

Workforce Development

860-713-6744

Workforce Registry

1-800-832-7784

Youth Camps (Licensing)

860-509-8045

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