OEC is dedicated to transparency — we create and share reports about our services, expenditures, outcomes, and how families with young children are doing.
OEC at-a-glance data facts
Each year, OEC publishes a brief overview of childhood service allocations during the previous year in Connecticut.
|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
In August and September, 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. 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.
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.
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.
|2022||Status of Child Care in CT 2021-2022|
|2021||Status of Child Care in CT 2020-2021|
|2020||Status of Child Care in CT 2019-2020|
|2019||Status of Child Care in CT 2018-2019|
|2017||Status of Child Care in CT 2016-2017|
|2016||Status of Child Care in CT 2015-2016|
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)
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
|2020||Quality Progress Report 2020|
|2019||Quality Progress Report 2019|
|2018||Quality Progress Report 2018|
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.
Reports on child care programs and staff
OEC collects and shares data about child care provider programs, teachers, and staff in Connecticut.
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
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.
If you have questions about earlier reports or other data you don’t see here, please see our Research with OEC page.