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.
- April 2016
Following hundreds of millions in dollars of cuts to health, human services and education to close a billion dollar budget hole in Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16), lawmakers are once again facing tough ch
- March 2016
The Governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 17 (FY 17) budget adjustment maintains support for early care and education programs at the levels passed at the end of last session. However, the budget proposes to eliminate or make cuts to programs that ensure quality improvements and a two-generation approach across Connecticut’s early care and education network.
- October 2015
In order to reduce an anticipated budget shortfall for State Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 16) due to volatility in the stock market, on September 18, 2015 Governor Dannel Malloy announced rescissions