Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
{Commissioner Beth Bye}
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Friday, May 22, 2020
Free Virtual Session for Family Child Care Providers
  OEC Licensing Specialists will host an online Zoom discussion to family child care providers understand fact versus fiction when it comes to some commonly confusing licensing regulations.

Thursday, May 14, 2020
OEC Launches CTCARES for Family Child Care
  The Office of Early Childhood announced it has launched “CTCARES for Family Child Care” to provide support to licensed family child care providers during the COVID-19 publichealth emergency and beyond. This initiative is made possible with approximately $830,000 in support from the CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, 4-CT, and other philanthropic organizations – and financial support continues to grow.

Monday, March 09, 2020
OEC Community Meeting Results Webinar
  The webinar was to hear the preliminary results of the Home Visiting Community Listening Sessions, Family Focus Groups, and the Home Visitor Provider Survey.

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.