At OEC, we support high quality research — research that improves knowledge and understanding about early childhood services and people’s experiences. Learn how to access our data and explore other early childhood data resources.
Get access to data
See OEC data and reports
Explore our Agency and Program Reports page. You can also jump directly to:
- 211 Child Care reports data on child care in CT
- Birth to Three annual data summaries and annual performance reports
- Care 4 Kids reports on children and providers
- Roster of licensed programs (Child Day Care Licensing Program)
Check out these public data sources
- Connecticut Open Data provides State data on a variety of topics, including education
- CT Data Collaborative provides many open data sources, including resources focused on children & families and education
- The CT State Department of Education CT K-12 data portal provides detailed data about prekindergarten experiences, K-12, and higher education
National data (that includes State of Connecticut data)
- The American Community Survey reports yearly U.S. Census Bureau information on social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics across different geographic units in the United States
- The Kids Count Data Book is published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and provides demographic, economic, education, family, health, and other data on children in the U.S. and by state
- The National Center for Education Statistics, within the Institute for Education Sciences provides a variety of data tools and reports on education in the U.S.
Looking for something else?
If you can’t find the data you want, or have an idea about data you’d like to see, please fill out our data request form.
We’ll send a notice of receipt in about 10 business days. We may follow up with questions, clarifications, and next steps. Clear descriptions of what you would like really helps! Tell us the timeframe (e, g., calendar years 2012 through 2018), the program (e.g., Home Visiting), and any geographic focus (e.g., New London County).
Please keep in mind that pulling together a quality data set takes time, and may not always be possible.
Understand your responsibilities as a researcher
- OEC expects that all research will be conducted with respect for the people involved, a desire to benefit others and promote their health and welfare, and that everyone has the right to fair treatment, including confidentiality, as outlined in the Belmont Report.
- A quote from John Schwabish: “Data are a reflection of the lives of real people, not just a sterile abstraction.
- Additionally, OEC believes that advancing equity is important for the health and development of all young children and those who love them.
- Learn about special protections for Research with Children
- Explore the Code of Federal Regulations (Title 45 CFR Part 46) on the federal Office for Human Research and Protections webpage
- Check with your agency, university, or hospital Institutional Review Board for additional responsibilities and considerations.
Note that OEC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) — which operated from 2015 to 2021 — is no longer active.