Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
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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.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Office of Early Childhood Reopens Care 4 Kids to Families on the Wait List
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that effective immediately, the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has reopened the Care 4 Kids program and eligible families on the wait list can now begin to enroll for the state’s primary child care support. Funded with federal and state dollars and administered by OEC, Care 4 Kids helps low-income, working families afford safe, quality child care for their children.

Monday, August 21, 2017
2017 School Security Competitive Grant Program
  We are pleased to notify you of the release of the 2017 School Security Competitive Grant Program. This third round of the competitive grant program is a component of Public Act 17-68 and is jointly administered by the State Department of Education (SDE), Department of Construction Services (DCS) and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DESPP/DEMHS). Under the law, ten percent of the funds available under this program shall be awarded to eligible Non-Public Schools, including eligible licensed child care centers or preschools that have received threats.

Friday, January 13, 2017
OEC Legislative Update – January 11, 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016
WNPR Where We Live show on child care in Connecticut
  WNPR discusses how to keep child care safe.

Thursday, May 08, 2014
Family Support Services