Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Getting to School Matters for 3 & 4 Year Olds: How Public Schools Can Help
  Study after study confirms the value of high-quality early childhood education for developing the cognitive, social and emotional skills that children need to succeed in kindergarten. But unless children attend these programs on a regular basis, they are not likely to benefit fully.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMISSIONER URGES CONGRESS TO ALLOCATE MORE FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT CONNECTICUT CHILD CARE
  Connecticut Early Childhood Commissioner Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor today testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, urging Congress to allocate additional federal dollars to states for implementing important policy changes to child care programs.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Office of Early Childhood Announces Care 4 Kids Family Income Eligibility Changes Effective July 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Early Childhood Stakeholder Survey
  As part of work of the Connecticut Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) planning grant, we conducted a needs assessment in 2014-2015, in which you may have participated. We are now closing the loop by bringing back this information to the community and requesting feedback.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Innovation Award
  The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood will partner with community experts, institutions of higher education, and professionals in early childhood development and related fields to develop and retain a highly skilled MIECHV-funded home visiting workforce through an innovative video-based intervention designed to address the particular challenges of working with complex, multi-need families.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Strategic Plan
  The Office of Early Childhood (OEC), a state agency created in 2013, envisions a Connecticut where all young children are safe, healthy, learning and thriving. The OEC’s hope is that each child is surrounded by a strong network of nurturing adults who deeply value the importance of the first years of a child’s life and who have the skills, knowledge, support and passion to meet the unique needs of every child. To help us achieve our vision, the OEC will be creating a 4-year strategic plan to guide our work over the coming years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Quality 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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Early Childhood Comprehensive System Impact Grant
  The Office of Early Childhood has applied for a competitive grant, called the Early Childhood Comprehensive System Impact grant.

Friday, March 11, 2016
Child Care and Development Fund Plan Submitted to ACF
  The OEC is pleased to announce that the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for FFY2016-2018 has been submitted to the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) to meet the March 11, 2016 deadline.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Office of Early Childhood Releases Workforce Plan
  The Office of Early Childhood released a new report, “A Plan to Assist Early Education State Funded Providers to Degree Attainment and Increased Compensation,” as required by Section 4 of P.A. 14-134. The report addresses degree attainment, early childhood teacher credential, scholarship support, compensation, and retention.