Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
{Commissioner Beth Bye}
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Friday, February 28, 2020
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) The OEC offers guidance to providers of services to young children in response to the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) English and Spanish

Thursday, February 27, 2020
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) – LATEST INFORMATION

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Preschool Development Birth Through Five Renewal Grant Summary
  The Office of Early Childhood received a $26.8 million federal Preschool Development Birth Through Five Renewal Grant. Connecticut’s three-year grant award will build on the two previous federal Preschool Development Grants. The grantstrengthens the Birth to Five system by working with eight state agencies to streamline services; focus on customer service; develop strategies to serve struggling populations; and grow public-private partnerships. A summary of the grant priorities and deliverablescan be found here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
OEC-QIS-024 RFP
  The Office of Early Childhood is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Quality Improvement Supports.

Monday, April 29, 2019
Connecticut Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5)
  In December 2018, Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood (OEC) was awarded an $8.6 million Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. The one-year project period runs from December 31, 2018 to December 30, 2019.

Friday, March 22, 2019
Request for Proposals for State Funded Home Visiting Programs (Amended)
  Final ammended request for proposal documents for state funded home visiting programs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Request for Proposals for State Funded Home Visiting Programs
  OEC announced today the release of the request for proposals for state funded home visiting programs.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
OEC Update on Background Checks
  The OEC continues to work on establishing a database for background checks.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Connecticut's Home Visiting Rate Card was recently recognized as a National model by the Aspen Institute - a national, non-partisan leadership forum based in Washington, D.C.
  The Rate Card is a program for home visit providers that rewards them when positive outcomes are achieved with their clients. It encourages providers to take a family-centric approach that tailors services to the needs of individual parents and their children.

Friday, May 11, 2018
Child Care Development Fund Plan 2019-2021
  The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act is the law that authorizes the federal child care subsidy program known as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). It is the primary federal funding source for providing low-income families that are working or participating in education and training with help paying for child care and to improving the quality of care for all children. Connecticut's subsidy program is Care 4 Kids.

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Family Support Services