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July 2017

Assessing Quality in Connecticut’s Early Childhood System

Every child deserves a strong start in life: children need to enter kindergarten healthy, happy, and eager to learn.

Issue Areas:
Early Care, Education
June 2017

The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Care

All children should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Issue Areas:
Early Care, Education
June 2017

2017 Legislative Session Review

Even though state legislative and budget decisions affect children, children do not have the right to participate in the political process.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
March 2017

Care 4 Kids in Connecticut: The Impact of Program Closure on Children, Parents, and Providers

The Care 4 Kids child care subsidy has played a key role in providing quality child care to low-income working families in Connecticut, enrolling an average of about 21,000 children per month in 20

Issue Area:
Early Care
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. 

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
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:

Issue Area:
Early Care
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.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Early Care
May 2016

Impact of the Final FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

Following hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts in Fiscal Year 2016, Connecticut policymakers tackled the nearly $1 billion budget deficit in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) by adopting a two-pro

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
April 2016

Impact of the Governor’s, Republican, and Democrat Proposed FY 2017 Budget on Children and Families

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

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
March 2016

Impact of the Governor’s Proposed FY 17 Midterm Budget Adjustment on Early Care and Education

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.

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Early Care