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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.
- February 2015
The Governor’s budget proposal for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 shows a continued strong commitment to ensuring that all children have access to early care and education (ECE), but does not dem
- November 2014
On November 20, 2014, in order to reduce an anticipated budget shortfall for State Fiscal Year 2015, Governor Dannell Malloy announced rescissions.
- August 2014
Investing in the first five years of children’s lives benefits children, their parents, and society at large. High quality caring and learning environments in the early years – starting at birth – are necessary if children are to be ready to enter school at age five.