Elevate is the Office of Early Childhood’s (OEC) quality improvement system for licensed and license-exempt child care programs in family, group, and center-based settings. Our system gives child care providers the tools and guidance they need to improve their programs over time.

With Elevate, we don’t evaluate or rate providers. Instead, we meet you where you are and help you grow your program however you want. With Elevate, you’re in control.

Elevate builds on Connecticut’s licensing requirements and links to national accreditation standards. It also brings together OEC’s existing technical assistance and professional development opportunities with exciting new resources.

Where would you like your program to be in a year?

I want to have a plan for my staff’s professional development.”
“I want to simplify some of our business practices, so I can focus more on children and families.”
“I want to update and improve our curriculum and assessment practices.”
I want to explore accreditation for my program so I can showcase all of our hard work.”

With our resources, we can help you reach your goals.

Get started with Elevate

Choose your own goals and set your own pace. There are a few different ways to begin. 

Get customized support from our Service Navigators

Service Navigators are the core of our system. They’re experienced guides who can talk about your program’s needs and direct you to resources. Connect with a Service Navigator.

Plan your progress as an Elevate member

Elevate offers 3 levels of engagement — Member, Member+, and Member Accredited. As you work toward your goals, you can showcase your hard work and commitment to families. Learn about membership in Elevate.

Explore an Elevate focus area

How do you want to improve your program? Refresh your curriculum? Hire new staff? Upgrade your classroom? We’ve grouped our resources into 7 focus areas. Learn about our focus areas.


We can help. Connect with a Service Navigator to learn more about Elevate. You can also watch a recording of our webinar during Elevate’s launch.

The video is also available in Spanish.

Want to share information about Elevate? Download our flyer.

Last updated November 29, 2022