Reports and Research
OEC is dedicated to transparency — we create and share regular reports about our services, expenditures, and outcomes. We also share data with researchers who help us evaluate our programs and find ways to improve them.
Reports to the Connecticut Legislature
Each year, the Connecticut Department of Social Services submits the Status of Child Care in Connecticut annual report to the Legislature. These reports include data on child care spending, use, quality, and more.
Annual Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor
Each year, the executive branch departments — including the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) — submit an annual report of agency activities. These reports are published in the annual Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor, which serve as a reference guide for legislators, agency heads, and the general public. You can see other annual digests for Connecticut agencies here.
Looking for specific data about our programs? Explore some of the reports created by OEC’s initiatives.
Birth to Three
The Birth to Three System publishes annual performance reports and shares data on its early intervention programs, processes, and results. Explore the data on the Birth to Three website.
Care 4 Kids
In Connecticut, OEC uses the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to help low-income families pay for child care through the Care 4 Kids program.
|2013||Child Care and Development Fund Quality Performance Report 2012-2013|
|2012||Child Care and Development Fund Quality Performance Report 2011-2012|
Care 4 Kids shares monthly data about the number of children receiving support. Read the reports.
Children’s Trust Fund annual reports
The Children’s Trust Fund was established in 1983 to prevent child abuse and neglect, and merged into OEC in 2014. These reports outline the Children’s Trust Fund’s major activities and programs, including strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.
|2015||Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2015|
|2014||Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2014 (Revised 12/30/14)|
Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2014
|2013||Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2013|
Nurturing Families Network (NFN) annual reports
NFN was a home visiting program model that OEC used until 2019. NFN reports include data about enrollment, family characteristics, and program participation and retention.
|2017||Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2017|
|2016||Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2016|
Nurturing Families Network 2016 Program Report Card
|2014||Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2014|
|2013||Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2013|
Reports on child care programs and staff
OEC collects and releases data about child care provider programs, teachers, and staff in Connecticut.
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Progress Reports
|2018||Quality Progress Report 2018|
|2015||Quality Progress Report 2015|
|2014||Quality Progress Report 2014|
|2013||Quality Progress Report 2013|
|2012||Quality Progress Report 2012|
Regulatory Action Reports
We release data about disciplinary actions quarterly, and you can download the data sets below. OEC may take disciplinary action against a child care program as a result of:
- Regulatory violations cited by our Licensing division during routine inspections
- The Licensing division’s investigation into a complaint
You can also learn about the status of a specific provider by using the Licensing Lookup page.
To see a record of regulatory actions from before July 1, 2014, check out the Department of Public Health’s archives.
Qualified Staff Member (QSM) reports
OEC tracks the number of Qualified Staff Members (QSMs) per child care program and how programs are progressing toward meeting our goals.
Program administrators can see more details about the data we use to determine a program’s status by the downloading the current QSM Compliance report.
Research and evaluations
Many researchers have used OEC data to study child care in Connecticut and evaluate our programs. Learn more about OEC-related research into specific topics.
Child abuse prevention
- ChildPlan’s Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation Report- January, 2008
- Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse National and State Perspectives Forum – May, 2003
- Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: The Practitioners’ View Study Circles Project Report, 2003
Home visiting programs
- Life Stories of Vulnerable Families in Connecticut: An Assessment of the Nurturing Families Network Home Visitation Program Report, 6/04
- Nurturing Families Network through the Results-Based Analysis Lens (2015)
- Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Needs Assessment 2010
Home visiting programs and the prevention of child abuse
- Child Abuse & Neglect Commentary-Building A Statewide Home Visiting Program from 2 to 42 Sites: A State Agency’s Perspective Report-4/11
- Healthy Families Connecticut: Process Evaluation of a Home Visitation Program to Enhance Positive Parenting and Reduce Child Maltreatment Report, 4/01
- Education and Training of Home Visitors and Supervisors for Child Abuse Prevention (2012)
Home visiting programs as a means to increase father Involvement
- Fatherhood Study Final Report – 2010
- Fatherhood Study 18 Month Interim Report- 2010
- Fatherhood Study 6 Month Interim Report- 2008
Home visiting programs and mental health
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. (June, 2016)