Financial Supports

OEC recognizes the difficult and essential work that child care programs and their staff perform for children, families, and communities. That’s why we have multiple initiatives offering funds to eligible staff and programs.

Child Care Program Stabilization Funding

This OEC Ready Set Rebuild program offers money to child care programs recovering from COVID-19. Our goal is to help your program become financially secure. Learn about Program Stabilization.

Qualified Workforce Incentives (QWI)

OEC’s initiative helps recruit and retain a qualified early childhood teaching workforce. We’re giving cash awards to eligible applicants. Learn about QWI.

OEC Scholarship Assistance Program

If you work in a Connecticut child care program and are getting a credential or degree in early childhood, you could be eligible for a grant to help pay for school.  Learn about the program on the Early Childhood Professional Registry website.

Last updated October 11, 2023