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Early Care

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

    2017 Legislative Briefing

    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

    The State of Early Childhood 2015

    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

    Impact of the Final FY 17 Budget Adjustments on Early Care and Education

    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.

Executive Director
Associate Policy Fellow