Writing Style Guide

At the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC), our mission is to protect children and help them thrive. To do that, it’s vital that our web pages, forms, and other content are easy for our audiences to understand and use.

Compelling, clear content is good for providers, parents, and other users. It’s good for OEC staff, too, since we’ll be able to answer user questions more quickly and accurately.

In general, OEC follows the Associated Press Stylebook. This brief guide highlights key elements of our distinct approach, tone, and style.

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Last updated November 20, 2020