Wage Supports for Early Childhood Educators: Application Terms and Conditions:

By agreeing to these terms and conditions and submitting an application for the Wage Supports for Child Care Educators, I certify that all information provided as part of this application is true and accurate under penalty of false statement under title 53a of the Connecticut General Statutes. I agree to abide by all of the following terms and conditions:  

  • I will notify the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)  of any changes in licensure status, operator, or contact information within 5 business days of the date of the change. 
  • I will  maintain compliance with OEC health and safety requirements, local health, fire safety, and zoning requirements, and, to the greatest extent possible, implement policies consistent  with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • All funds received from this wage supports for early child care educators shall be used for the sole purpose of supplementing wages of each eligible child care staff member.
  • The child care program must disperse the fund in a one lump sum payment to all eligible staff within 45 calendar days of the receipt of funds.
  • The child care program must provide a payment in the amount of $1,000.00 to all full-time employees that work a minimum of 30 hours or more per week or 130 hours per month, unless the individual staff member declines the payment.
  • The child care program must provide a payment in the amount of $400.00 to all part-time employees that work less than 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month, unless the individual staff member declines the payment. 
  • The child care program understands that an additional 10% administrative fee will be added to the funding amount received to cover the cost of social security, employer share of state and federal taxes, and any other administrative processing fee incurred by the program.  
  •  All regularly scheduled staff members employed as of the date this application is submitted are potentially eligible for this award.
  • The child care program certifies that all staff employed have been advised of this payment and have been provided an opportunity to consent or decline the funds.
  • In the unlikely event that the child care program closes in the time between application submission and receipt of funds, the child care program must make best  efforts to pay the award to eligible staff that were included  on the application.  If efforts are unsuccessful, the program shall return the unspent funds awarded for staff to OEC.
  • The OEC or its agents may audit  this application and use of funds to ensure the accuracy of the information provided and the proper use of funds.
  • I agree to provide, for audit purposes and any other legitimate governmental purpose, access to the child care facility for which this application is submitted, information and documentation related to the application and use of funds, and access to records containing contact information so that interviews may occur with child care staff members in connection with this application and the use of funds received. 
  • Supporting documentation must be retained for a period of three years and  submitted to the OEC within 5 business days from the date of such request. 
  • The use of these funds is  subject to audit and providing false or inaccurate information on this application or engaging in misappropriation or other improper use of funds may result in the return or repayment of funds.
Last updated October 4, 2022