Ellen Shemitz, Executive Director, is quoted on child care costs and challenges ahead.MORE »
Our early care work is focused on:
- ensuring all young children have access to high-quality care-giving environments that are developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and that recognize parents as children’s first and most important teachers; and
- creating an integrated state-wide system of early care and education that will lead to improved overall quality of state-subsidized programs, greater access for children and families, better data collection and analysis and, accordingly, wiser investments.
Learn more about early care and education issues and related resources.
- January 2017
We can all agree that children deserve the opportunity to develop to their full potential. In Connecticut, that shared goal can become a statewide reality.
- December 2016
A new edition of our State of Early Childhood report, which looks at funding and program developments through Fiscal Year 2015. Our main findings are:
- May 2016
The final FY 17 budget protects critical investments in early care and education, recognizing that the first few years of a child’s life are the most critical for brain development and future life outcomes.