At OEC, we’re constantly working to better understand the needs of families in Connecticut and improve our services. We set ambitious goals and use them to guide our work. Learn about our plans for the future.

OEC 2016-2020 Strategic Plan

We designed the strategic plan as our north star. It outlines our broad goals and guided our work from 2016 through 2020. We’re in the process of updating the plan. Read OEC’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

Early Care and Education Action Plan

To help prioritize our work toward the goals outlined in our 2020 Strategic Plan, we created the Action Plan. It outlines four key Action Areas with specific pain points, supporting data, and next steps. Read the Action Plan.

Action Plan: Supporting Materials

Birth to Three Performance Plans

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that each state submit a six-year performance plan. Go to the Birth to Three website to see the current plan.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) plans 

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a federal program that helps low income families pay for child care. In Connecticut, CCDF offers this funding through Care4Kids. Go to our CCDF page.

Connecticut Home Visiting Plan for Families with Young Children

Legislation passed in 2013 called for OEC to create recommendations on how to coordinate the state’s home visiting programs. OEC assembled a work group and developed a plan, which lays out clear action steps. Read the Home Visiting Plan.

Last updated April 24, 2023