Contact Us

General contact information

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-500-4412

Need to file a complaint?

If you have a complaint about a child care program or youth camp, call the Licensing Complaint Line at 860-500-4450 (or 800-282-6063 toll-free).

To file other types of complaints, visit our File a Complaint page.

For OEC programs and services

Birth to Three

For general information:

Phone: 866-888-4188

For referrals about children who may need help from Birth to Three:

Child Development Infoline: 800-505-7000
Fax: 860-571-6853

Care 4 Kids

For any questions about our programs and services:

Email: Use their contact us form 
Phone: 888-214-KIDS (5437)
Fax:  877-868-0871

Early Childhood Professional Registry

The Registry is a free workforce resource that allows you to access online trainings, build your professional profile, check staff qualifications, and more. For general questions:

Phone: 800-832-7784

Early Care and Education (ECE) Reporter

OEC’s ECE Reporter is the way that state funded programs submit state-funded child enrollment data.

If you are a provider who receives Child Day Care, School Readiness, or Smart Start, and you need assistance or help with ECE Reporter, please submit a support ticket with our Help Desk.  Please include a summary of what you are needing assistance with and someone will be in contact with you


For questions about child care or camp licensing:

Phone: 860-500-4450
Toll-free: 800-282-6063

Legal issues and background checks

For questions about any legal matters or the background check process:

Phone: 860-500-4466

Other OEC programs and staff

Find specific OEC contacts.

Resources for parents

Need help finding child care? Visit 211 Childcare or dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-505-1000 when out of state).

Have concerns about your child’s development? Call the Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000.

Last updated March 8, 2023