Agency and Program Reports

OEC is dedicated to transparency — we create and share reports about our services, expenditures, outcomes, and how families with young children are doing.

We publish data sets on the State Open Data Portal for easy public access. Some of our current reports can be explored below, and you can find older reports on our archive page.

OEC at-a-glance data facts

Each year, OEC publishes a brief overview of childhood service allocations during the previous year in Connecticut.

2023 at-a-glance document
2022 at-a-glance-document
2021 at-a-glance document
2020 at-a-glance document
2019 at-a-glance document
2018 at-a-glance document
2017 at-a-glance document
2016 at-a-glance document
2015 at-a-glance document
2014 at-a-glance document

Parent Survey – 2022

Visual of the OEC Parent Survey 2022 interactive tool displaying statewide graphic.

In August and September of 2022, more than 5,700 parents and guardians told OEC about their child care needs, the impact of child care on their employment, and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on their young children’s development. This survey was co-designed by OEC Parent Cabinet members who also helped with outreach helping to increase parent results by more than half from 2020. Find out what these parents said!

Use our digital infographic tool to see statewide, regional, or town-specific data.

You can also review:

Early Childhood Educator Compensation Schedule Report

In July 2019, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act 19-61, which required OEC to propose a compensation schedule for lead teachers employed by State-funded programs. In response, a workgroup of OEC staff developed an initial recommendation for entry-level minimum salary and benefits and created a report.

Read the Proposed ECE Compensation Schedule Report (December 22, 2022)

Reports to the Governor and Legislature

Annual Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor

The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and other Executive Branch agencies produce a report of activities each year. These are compiled and published in the annual Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor, and serve as a reference for legislators, agency heads, and the general public. OEC annual reports are shared below. You can see annual digests for other Connecticut agencies here.

DateSupport
2023OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2022 to 2023
2022OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2021 to 2022
2021OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2020 to 2021
2020OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2019 to 2020
2019OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2018 to 2019
2018OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2017 to 2018
2017OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2016 to 2017
2016OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2015 to 2016
2015OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2014 to 2015
2014OEC Report for the Annual Digest of Administrative Reports 2013 to 2014

Background checks

OEC Commissioner Beth Bye’s legally mandated Report on the Use of Background Checks published in January, 2022.

Status of Child Care in CT Reports

The Office of Early Childhood submits a Status of Child Care in Connecticut annual report to the Legislature. These include data on child care spending, use, quality, and more. For reports prior to 2016, see our archive page.

DateReport
2022Status of Child Care in CT 2021-2022
2021Status of Child Care in CT 2020-2021
2020Status of Child Care in CT 2019-2020
2019Status of Child Care in CT 2018-2019
2017Status of Child Care in CT 2016-2017
2016Status of Child Care in CT 2015-2016

School Readiness

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Report to the Legislature (June, 2016)

CT Ready by Five, Fine by Nine: Five-Year Strategic Investment Plan (2007)

2007CT Ready by Five, Fine by Nine: Five-Year Strategic Investment Plan

Home visiting, child care, family resource center, and healthcare assets within “high poverty, low opportunity” communities in Connecticut

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work partnered with OEC to create a report and interactive asset map in response to Public Act #23-205. The goals are to identify:

  • Home visiting, child care, family resource center, and healthcare assets within “high poverty, low opportunity” (HPLO) communities through asset mapping
  • The number of children and families served

Learn about the asset map.

Program reports

Looking for specific data about our programs? Explore some of these reports describing OEC initiatives.

Birth to Three – Part C of IDEA

The Birth to Three System publishes annual performance reports and shares data on its early intervention programs, services, children and families, and providers. Explore the data on the Birth to Three website.

The Preschool Special Education Report includes information and suggestions for families and educators as they transition out of Birth to Three into supports and services for eligible children that are provided by their local school district authorized by IDEA, Part B, Section 619.

Care 4 Kids – federal child care subsidy

The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) helps income-eligible families pay for child care through the Care 4 Kids program.  Care 4 Kids shares monthly data about the number and ages of children supported by these funds, where they receive care, and how many caregivers receive Care 4 Kids payments. Read the reports.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Progress Reports 

DateReport
2023Quality Progress Report 2023
2022Quality Progress Report 2022
2021Quality Progress Report 2021
2020Quality Progress Report 2020
2019Quality Progress Report 2019
2018Quality Progress Report 2018

See older CCDF reports on our archive page.

Home Visiting Consortium

The Home Visiting Consortium advises OEC, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Developmental Services, and the Department of Education on improving the coordination of home visiting services in Connecticut’s early childhood system.

DateReport
2022Home Visiting Consortium Report to the Legislature 2022
FY 2022 Program Report Card: The Connecticut Home Visiting System at the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)
2021Home Visiting Consortium Report to the Legislature 2021
2020Home Visiting Consortium Report to the Legislature 2020
2019Home Visiting Consortium Report to the Legislature 2019

See older Home Visiting Consortium reports on our archive page.

Start Early: Early Child Development Initiative

Start Early Report 2024
Start Early Report 2023

Reports on child care programs and staff

OEC collects and shares data about child care provider programs, teachers, and staff in Connecticut.

Looking for information about a specific child care program or camp?

If you are a parent or guardian and want to find information about a child care or youth camp, use 2-1-1 Child Care’s online search tool to:
-Confirm the program is licensed
-View the history of licensing inspections, and any violations or complaints for a provider or program
-View copies of actual inspection reports, including any corrective action plans

Child Care Licensing Regulatory Action Reports

We release quarterly data about child care disciplinary actions that you can download, below.

OEC may take disciplinary action against a child care program as a result of:

  • Regulatory violations identified and cited by our Licensing Specialists during routine inspections
  • A complaint submitted to the OEC Licensing Division Investigations Unit that identifies violations
DateReport
2024Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2024)
2023Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2023)
Q2: Apr 1 – June 30 (2023)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2023)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2023)
2022Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2022)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2022)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2022)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2022)
2021Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2021)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2021)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2021)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2021)
2020Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2020)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2020)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2020)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2020)
2019Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2019)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2019)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2019)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2019)
2018Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2018)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2018)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2018)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2018)
2017Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2017)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2017)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2017)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2017)
2016Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2016)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2016)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2016)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2016)
2015Q1: Jan 1 – March 31 (2015)
Q2: April 1 – June 30 (2015)
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30 (2015)
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31 (2015)

To see earlier regulatory action records, check out the Department of Public Health’s archives.

Qualified Staff Member (QSM) reports

OEC tracks the number of Qualified Staff Members (QSMs) per child care program and how their staff are pursuing professional development trainings to improve their skills and understanding.

DateReport
2023QSM Report 2023
2022QSM Report 2022
2021QSM Report 2021
2020QSM Report 2020
2019QSM Report 2019

For older QSM reports, see our archive page.

If you have questions about earlier reports or other data you don’t see here, please see our Research with OEC page.

Child Care Provider Technology Survey: 2023 Report of Key Findings

Report Summary: 

Technology can play an important role in the provision of quality child care and can maximize the efficiency of child care providers. Hardware and software resources (e.g., laptops, tablets, printers, CCMS), as well as reliable internet connection, can help child care providers communicate children’s daily progress to families, manage administrative tasks, and create learning opportunities for children,1 among other uses.

However, access to technology may not be equitable, and child care providers may face myriad barriers (e.g., financial, technical) to procuring, installing, and leveraging technological tools in their roles. This report aims to elucidate the current technology landscape for Connecticut’s child care providers and inform tailored statewide services to combat technology-related disparities among them.

DateReport
2023Child Care Provider Technology Survey Report
Last updated June 26, 2024