General contact information
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
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:
For referrals about children who may need help from Birth to Three:
Child Development Infoline: 800-505-7000
Care 4 Kids
For any questions about our programs and services:
Email: Use their contact us form
Phone: 888-214-KIDS (5437)
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:
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:
Legal issues and background checks
For questions about any legal matters or the background check process:
Other OEC programs and staff
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.