Statutes and Regulations for Child Care Centers and Group Child Care Homes

Statutory definitions

  • Child care center: A “child care center” which offers or provides a program of supplementary care to more than twelve related or unrelated children outside of their own homes on a regular basis.
  • Group child care home: A “group child care home” which offers or provides a program of supplementary care (A) to not less than seven or more than twelve related or unrelated children on a regular basis, or (B) that meets the definition of a family child care home except that it operates in a facility other than a private family home.

Current statutes and regulations 

Statutes and Regulations for Child Care Centers and Group Child Care Homes. Review the current requirements for child care centers and group child care homes. Read the current statutes and regulations [61 pages]. 

For school-age sites only

Learn about requirements that don’t apply to programs that exclusively serve school-age children. Read the Policies and Procedures Regarding Physical Plant Requirements for Child Day Care Centers and Group Day Care Homes (December 2011) [1 page]

Proposed regulations

OEC is currently sharing proposed revisions to the regulations for child care centers and group child care homes with the public. 

Review previous rounds of proposed regulations
Proposed regulations (revised August 2023) [49 pages]
Note: Additional changes to the proposed regulations are highlighted in yellow.
Proposed regulations summary (revised August 2023) [1 page]
Proposed regulations (October 2022) [49 pages]
Note: Language being deleted from the regulations is in [brackets] and language being added to the regulations is underlined.
Proposed regulations summary (October 2022) [6 pages]

Recent CT legislation affecting licensing

Public Acts Recently Enacted (2024). Get a summary of public acts passed during the 2024 legislative session that affect OEC.


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Public acts

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Public Acts Recently Enacted

Get a summaries of public acts passed during each legislative session that affect OEC.

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Questions?

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Last updated July 5, 2024