We help families and children thrive.

Stay up to date on COVID-19

We’re working hard to support parents, families, and child care providers during the COVID-19 emergency. Our COVID-19 webpage serves as a vital information hub for issues related to child care in Connecticut. Find updates, answers to questions, and helpful resources. Visit OEC’s COVID-19 Response page.

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.

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.
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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.
Contact 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.
Beth Bye
Beth Bye
Commissioner

Need help finding child care, housing, food, or crisis intervention? Call 2-1-1

Or visit 211 online at www.211ct.org

211 of Connecticut