News Regarding Child Care Expenses
The Office of Early Childhood announced today that funding for OEC-funded child care services will continue through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. The OEC funding streams are School Readiness, Child Day Care, Smart Start, and Care 4 Kids, serving children ranging in age from birth through age 12.
Additionally, OEC will be releasing up to $4.5 million in Public Health Emergency Response Grant Funds to incentivize and support public and private programs that re-open or remain open to provide child care for children of health workers and first responders. These funds are available only during the period in which Governor Lamont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order is in effect.