Today, Governor Dannel Malloy released his early childhood plan to better coordinate services aimed at improving outcomes for Connecticut’s youngest children. The plan is the result of legislation passed in 2011, Public Act 11-181, which received strong, bi-partisan legislative support in both chambers of the General Assembly.
There are nearly 400,000 children in Connecticut ages birth through age eight. Many are thriving, but more than a quarter of those children are at risk for factors that jeopardize their early learning and healthy development. Decades of research has demonstrated that early childhood programs and services can improve academic, social and economic outcomes as the child grows into adulthood.
Each day, thousands of babies and young children in Connecticut are cared for in programs and home-based centers whose health and safety are unmonitored.
Under a proposal being considered by a key state panel, every child care provider would have to meet minimal health and safety standards.
2-1-1 Child Care would like to provide you with information that may be useful to your child care program as a result of damages or adverse impact to your licensed family child care homes or centers as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
If your child care program has closed or sustained damage, and you have not already done so, please report damages and closures to the CT Department of Public Health using the following contact number: 1-800-282-6063.