General contact information
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
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:
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
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.