Reports and Research

Last updated May 4, 2020

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. 

2013 Status of Child Care in CT 2012–2013
2012Status of Child Care in CT 2011–2012
2011Status of Child Care in CT 2010–2011
2010Status of Child Care in CT 2009–2010 (English/Spanish)
2009Status of Child Care in CT 2008–2009 (English/Spanish)
2008Status of Child Care in CT 2007–2008 (English/Spanish)
2007Status of Child Care in CT 2006–2007 (English/Spanish)
2006Status of Child Care in CT 2005–2006 (English/Spanish)
2005Status of Child Care in CT 2004–2005 (English/Spanish)
2004Status of Child Care in CT 2003–2004 (English/Spanish)
2003Status of Child Care in CT 2002–2003 (English/Spanish)

Program-specific reports

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.  

2013Child Care and Development Fund Quality Performance Report 2012-2013
2012Child 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.

2015Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2015
2014Children’s Trust Fund Annual Report 2014 (Revised 12/30/14)
Children’s Trust Fund  Annual Report 2014
2013Children’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.

2017Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2017
2016Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2016
Nurturing Families Network 2016 Program Report Card
2014Nurturing Families Network Annual Report 2014
2013Nurturing 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.

Regulatory Action Reports

When our Licensing division receives a complaint, we investigate it and — if necessary — take disciplinary action. We release data about our investigations and actions quarterly, and you can download the data sets below. You can also learn about the status of a specific provider by using the Licensing Lookup page.

2019Q1: Jan 1 – March 31
Q2: April 1 – June 30
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31
2018Q1: Jan 1 – March 31
Q2: April 1 – June 30
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31
2017Q1: Jan 1 – March 31
Q2: April 1 – June 30
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31
2016Q1: Jan 1 – March 31
Q2: April 1 – June 30
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31
2015Q1: Jan 1 – March 31
Q2: April 1 – June 30
Q3: July 1 – Sept 30
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31
2014Q3: July 1 – Sept 30
Q4: Oct 1 – Dec 31

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 

Child development

Home visiting programs 

Home visiting programs and the prevention of child abuse

Home visiting programs as a means to increase father Involvement 

Home visiting programs and mental health

School Readiness

The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. (June, 2016)

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