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State Partners

ECCP® works effectively across state systems to align goals and to seamlessly provide quality services to Connecticut’s youngest children and their caregivers.

Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) has provided the core funding for the ECCP® program since its inception. It is through the Department’s vision and dedication to Prevention and Early Intervention that ECCP® is able to provide services that look to address the many factors associated with placement disruptions and to make available social emotional supports to all of Connecticut’s young children.

State Department of Education (SDE)

ECCP® aligns consultation goals with the Social and Emotional Domains of CT’s Early Learning Standards, as well as the CT Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competency Framework used by early educators.

ECCP® accepts referrals from public preschool settings.

Department of Social Services (DSS)

ECCP® is a member of the Emergency Preparedness Early Childhood Sub Committee.

Comprehensive statewide preparedness, response and recovery planning ensures the safety and wellbeing of children in child care before, during and after disasters.

ECCP® accepts referrals from the Department of Social Services.

Department of Public Health (DPH)

ECCP® works within and supports Childcare Centers with State Regulations and Licensing requirements. ECCP® also accepts Childcare Center referrals from DPH.

Office of Early Childhood

Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood was recently created to improve continuity and the reach of early childhood programs. It is comprised of related programs that were previously housed in five separate state agencies – the Department of Education’s School Readiness program, the Department of Social Services’ Care for Kids, Children’s Trust Fund, and other childcare programs, the Department of Public Health’s childcare licensing program, the Department of Developmental Services’ Birth to 3 program, and the Board of Regents’ Charts a Course program. ECCP® will continue to work in close partnership with the programs recently moved to this new office.