Contact Information

General contact information

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

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We’re here to help! If you have questions or want to file a complaint, don’t hesitate to call us at (860) 500-4450 or (800) 282-6063.

Get in touch with OEC staff

Administration

TitleNameContact Information
CommissionerBeth Bye860-500-4413
Chief Operating OfficerChris Lyddy860-500-4433
Chief Research and Planning OfficerRachel Leventhal-Weinerrachel.leventhal-weiner@ct.gov
860-500-4417
Executive SecretaryChenae Russellchenae.russell@ct.gov
860-500-4413
Director of Government and Community RelationsMaggie Adairmaggie.adair@ct.gov
860-500-4415
Director of Head Start State Collaboration OfficeElena Trueworthy elena.trueworthy@ct.gov
860-500-4468
Preschool Development Grant Program ManagerLorna Thomas-Farquharsonlorna.thomas-farquharson@ct.gov

Division directors

DivisionDirectorContact Information
Early Care and EducationDeb Flis deb.flis@ct.gov
860-500-4428
Family SupportAshley McAuliffeashley.mcauliffe@ct.gov
LegalMichael Curleymichael.curley@ct.gov
860-500-4522
LicensingDebra Johnsondebra.johnson@ct.gov
860-500-4478
Quality ImprovementDeb Flisdeb.flis@ct.gov
860-500-4428

Funded programs

ProgramContactContact Information
Birth to ThreeAlice Ridgewayalice.ridgeway@ct.gov
860-500-4403
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)Charmaine Thomas,
Laura Dunleavy
charmaine.thomas@ct.gov,
laura.dunleavy@ct.gov
860-500-4419 
Child Day Care ContractsAnnette Carboneannette.carbone@ct.gov
860-500-4423
Even StartHaley Scotthaley.scott@ct.gov
Home VisitingAileen McKennaaileen.mckenna@ct.gov
860-500-4402
School Readiness Preschool Grant ProgramCheryl Sparkscheryl.sparks@ct.gov
860-500-4502
Smart StartMichelle Levymichelle.levy@ct.gov
860-500-4536
State Head Start SupplementAnnette Carboneannette.carbone@ct.gov
860-500-4423

Need to speak with another staff member? View the full OEC Staff Directory.

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.

Need to file a complaint?

If you need to file a complaint against a child care program, visit our File a Complaint page for more details.

Last updated October 30, 2020