COVID-19: OEC’s Response

Wash your hands often! Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you’ve been in public — or cough, sneeze, or blow your nose.

During the COVID-19 emergency, the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) remains focused on keeping children safe and supporting their families and providers. As always, we’re here for you.

We’re working closely with families and child care providers across the state to get them the help they need. And we’ve created a series of targeted, short-term CTCARES programs to offer them emotional, practical, and financial support.

Explore this section of our website to find the help you need during COVID-19. Since the situation is always changing, we’re updating these pages constantly. 


Read OEC’s guides for child care during COVID-19

We’ve created comprehensive guides for centers/group child care homes and family child care homes during the emergency. Find helpful recommendations on:

  • Wearing masks
  • Social distancing
  • Drop-off and pick-up procedures
  • Health screening
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Sick procedures
  • Opening after a closure




Get the latest on COVID-19 from the State of Connecticut

Connecticut’s COVID-19 page has essential guidance, data, and updates for families and businesses. Learn more from the state’s COVID-19 page.

Last updated June 30, 2020