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.
- June 2013
The final state budget for Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-15 maintained funding for the majority of early care and education programs at FY 13 post-rescission levels, with some small increases and decrease
- May 2013
This fourth annual early care progress report on Connecticut’s early care and education system finds that funding for early childhood has remained stagnant in recent years.
- May 2013
This brief compares the early care and education budget proposals of the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee and the Governor.