Governor Lamont Announces Establishment of OEC’s Parent Cabinet

Last updated April 8, 2022

On April 7, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont announced the establishment of the Office of Early Childhood’s Parent Cabinet.

Composed of 15 members, the cabinet will serve as a statewide, diverse, parent-led advisory group to OEC and will meet regularly to identify ways to make improvements to the lives of children and families across the state.

The cabinet will work directly with OEC, the state agency that oversees childcare and Care 4 Kids (the state program that helps low to moderate-income families pay for childcare costs), home visiting, licensing, and early intervention.

“We know the importance of parents’ voices. We are so grateful to work with the Parent Cabinet because parents have a unique understanding of community and family strengths and needs.”

—OEC Commissioner Beth Bye

Learn more about the Parent Cabinet

Read Governor Lamont’s press release

Check out OEC’s Parent Cabinet webpages

Watch the briefing announcing the Parent Cabinet