The OEC Parent Cabinet is a diverse, parent-led advisory group to OEC that meets regularly to help make improvements in the lives of children and families across the state. When we use the term parent we mean all who care and raise children in a parenting role.
To build strong connections, listen intentionally, and partner with Connecticut families of young children, communities, and OEC to incorporate the expertise of all parents throughout the early childhood system to ensure family-driven equitable policies and programs.
We represent parents in Connecticut
Most of our members are parents themselves, and we meet regularly with parents, guardians, and other residents in our communities.
We also work directly with OEC, the state agency that oversees child care and Care 4 Kids, home visiting, licensing, and early intervention.
Offer guidance to state agencies on how to improve programs, policies, and laws related to young children and their families
Advocate for the needs of families from all backgrounds
Help OEC form lasting and effective partnerships with families
Elevate voices from across Connecticut — from parents and others — so they’re heard at the highest levels of state government
Connect with your Parent Cabinet representative
Have questions or suggestions for the Cabinet? To find the folks serving your area and send them an email, use the map below or choose your town from the dropdown list. You can also learn more about our current members.
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