Child Care Development Fund Plan 2019-2021

Last updated January 27, 2020

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act is the law that authorizes the federal child care subsidy program known as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). It is the primary federal funding source for providing low-income families that are working or participating in education and training with help paying for child care and to improving the quality of care for all children. Connecticut’s subsidy program is Care 4 Kids. 

In September 2016, the final rule was released, making regulatory changes to the CCDF program based on the CCDBG Act of 2014. These changes strengthen requirements to protect the health and safety of children in child care; help parents make informed consumer choices and access information to support child development; provide equal access to stable, child care for low-income children; and enhance the quality of child care and the early childhood workforce. 

The CCDF Program provides funding for our state’s Care 4 Kids child care subsidy program.  



Online Survey Tool

Feedback may be submitted electronically through the online survey tool. It is recommended that users review CCDF plan prior to completing the online tool. The online survey tool will be available starting Monday May 14, 2018 through May 31, 2018.


Public Forums

The OEC hosted a series of public forums to get feedback and input on Connecticut’s Draft CCDF Plan. The forums were on the following dates and times:


May 15, 2018   1-3PM

Housatonic Community College – Beacon Hall, Classroom 273

900 Lafayette Blvd.

Bridgeport CT


May 17, 2018   10-12 PM

United Way of Greater New Haven

370 James Street, Suite 403

New Haven CT 


May 17, 2018    5-7PM

CT Office of Early Childhood – North Tower Plaza Room C

450 Columbus Blvd.

Hartford CT


If you have questions, please contact Laura Dunleavy, 860-500-4419,