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.

Freedom of Information (FOI) records request

The Connecticut Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain records from OEC and attend meetings of all public agencies with certain exceptions. Check out our GovQA online FOI request form.

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 May 8, 2023