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The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is supporting families and child care providers during the COVID-19 emergency.
Visit OEC’s COVID-19 response page.
Educational Campaign Materials
Reports and Research
Birth to Three
Care 4 Kids
Child Day Care Contracts
Early Care and Education (ECE) Reporter
News — Funded Programs
School Readiness Preschool Grant Program
State Head Start Supplement
Find Child Care and Camps
For Families, By Families
Get Financial Support
Get Help with Developmental Delays
Get Parenting Support
Learn About Child Development
News — Family Resources
Become a Provider
Professional Development and Technical Assistance
Program Improvement and Supports
Supporting Child Development
COVID-19 Vaccine for Child Care Providers
Frequently Asked Questions
News — COVID-19
We help families and children thrive.
Get practical help for your family.
Need help finding or paying for child care? Do you have questions about child development or developmental delays? We can help.
Find child care and camps
Get parenting support
Learn about child development
Build your career in early childhood.
Looking to get licensed? We give early care and education providers, home visitors, and other professionals the support they need to do their jobs and build their careers.
Get or renew a license
Get a background check
About the Office of Early Childhood
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) oversees a network of early childhood care, education, and development programs. We focus on the first years of children’s lives, from birth to age five.
Learn more about OEC
We’re here to help. Call us at 860-500-4412.
Take a look at our contact page to
find specific programs and staff
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Need help finding child care, housing, food, or crisis intervention? Call 2-1-1
Or visit 211 online at