Latest Reports

Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition - State of the Child 2013

Link:
BCAC - State of the Child Report
Date:
February, 2014
Abstract:
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition has released its annual State of the Child report. The report acknowledges some bright spots, particularly in teen pregnancy and teen arrests. More work is needed in early care and education.
Author:
Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (BCAC)

DSS Status of Child Care in CT 2012-2013

Link:
Status of Child Care Report
Date:
January, 2014
Abstract:
A complete breakdown of child care utilization, supply/demand, expenditures, quality and collaborative initiatives and a directory of child care-related services shared by the CT Department of Social Services (DSS).
Author:
CT Department of Social Services

NARA/OEC/DPH Child Care Licensing Report

Link:
NARA Report
Date:
January, 2014
Abstract:
The National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA), in conjunction with the CT Office of Early Childhood and Department of Public Health, completed a report on child care licensing and regulation in the state. The report identified strengths and weaknesses in the state's child care licensing program and made recommendations to improve child care licensing in the state of Connecticut.
Author:
National Association for Regulatory Adminstration, for OEC and DPH

Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze

Link:
CLASP Report
Date:
December, 2013
Abstract:
CLASP report issues recommendations on making the child care eligibility maze easier to navigate.
Author:
CLASP

CHDI IMPACT Report: The Earlier the Better - Developmental Screening for CT's Young Children

Date:
October, 2013
Abstract:
Prepared for the Early Childhood Education Cabinet, this IMPACT report addresses the topics of early detection of developmental and socio-emotional delays, detecting at-risk children at the earliest stages, screening as a strategy for early detection, available screening tools and implementation across a variety of settings in Connecticut.
Author:
Lisa Honigfeld and Judith Meyers, CHDI

CT's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Application

Link:
Race to the Top - CT Application, October 2013
Date:
October, 2013
Abstract:
Connecticut is one of 16 states and the District of Columbia applying for the latest round of Race to the Top funding. Winning states will be alerted by December 31, 2013. If Connecticut wins, the state is eligible for $37.5 million.
Author:
Office of Early Childhood

Being Black is Not a Risk Factor

Link:
Being Black is Not A Risk Factor
Date:
September, 2013
Abstract:
This report takes a strength-based look at the state of the black child. The hope is the report will jump-start serious discussions about the strength of African-American children and families and the ways in which they can best be supported as they reach for the American Dream.
Author:
National Black Child Development Institute

CT Early Care & Education Progress Report: 2012

Link:
CT Early Care and Education Progress Report
Date:
May, 2013
Abstract:
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. However, there are signs of progress, including increased investment in the current fiscal year and improvements in some measures of quality.
Author:
Sarah Esty and Cyd Oppenheimer, CT Voices for Children

Impact on Early Care and Education of the Appropriations Committee's Proposed Budget for FY 14-15

Link:
CT Voices Issue Brief
Date:
May, 2013
Abstract:
This brief compares the early care and education budget proposals of the General Assembly's Appropriations Committee and the Governor. The Appropriations Committee budget essentially maintains the same funding levels as the Governor’s proposed budget for the vast majority of programs, including Care4Kids, State-Funded Centers, School Readiness Competitive School Districts, Head Start, and quality enhancement for these programs. It reduces funding slightly for School Readiness Programs in Priority School Districts in FY 15 and Birth-to-Three in FY 14 from the Governor’s proposed amounts for the same periods.
Author:
Sarah Esty and Cyd Oppenheimer, CT Voices for Children

CT Association for Human Services KIDSCOUNT Report

Link:
KIDSCOUNT Report
Date:
April, 2013
Abstract:
CAHS released its 2013 KidsCount Report on April 30. KIDSCOUNT is an annual look at important data points, over time, including population, race and ethnicity, child poverty, Care4Kids, Earned Income Tax Credit, Temporary Family Assistance (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Pre-K Experience, Mastery Test Scores in CT, CT Academic Performance Test Scores (CAPT), graduation rates, late or no prenatal care, low birth weight, infant mortality, HUSKY A & B (ages birth to 19), teen births, substantiated cases of abuse and/or neglect, child death and preventable teen deaths.
Author:
CAHS