Finding Child Care During COVID-19

If you need child care, you have options. Across the state, many child care programs never closed during COVID-19. Some that did close — because of low enrollment or local requirements —have now reopened.

Call 2-1-1 Child Care

2-1-1 makes it easy to find spots in child care programs in your area. Dial 2-1-1 or 800-505-1000. You can also use the Child Care Finder on their website. 

Access help for board of education employees

Are you a teacher or board of education employee who needs child care in order to return to work this fall? We can help.

OEC and United Way of Connecticut have established an enhanced child care referral protocol that will ensure teachers and board of education staff have priority access to finding available child care in their area.

To get help, call the dedicated phone number: 860-756-0864.

United Way staff will help you identify and connect with a child care provider and refer you to an open program, if available. You can also ask staff to contact providers on your behalf to confirm vacancies and help secure a spot for your child. Please note that we are not paying for child care as part of this program.

Need help choosing a child care provider?

Learn about the types of child care in Connecticut and how to make a decision. See our child care and camps page.

Last updated August 5, 2020