Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. It has information for both parents and child care providers. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.
You can also print the forms you need to apply for the program, go to the Forms page.
Click here for Provider Requirements
The Care 4 Kids program will hold “Application Help Sessions” to help parents complete the Care 4 Kids application. These help sessions will be located in communities throughout the state. No appointment necessary. Spanish speaking staff will be available. To view the list of available sessions, click on the attachment. C4K Application Help Sessions
Effective November 8, 2017, the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is pleased to announce that Care 4 Kids will begin accepting families from the wait list. Families on the wait list will receive a letter and application packet beginning with the highest priority groups and those families who have been on the wait list the longest. Families will need to return the application packet within 30 days. Please click here for more information. Frequently Asked Questions (English) Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish) Wait List Parent Letter (English) Wait List Parent Letter (Spanish) Provider Letter (English) … Continue reading
Effective December 1, 2017, the fee for processing background checks will increase. For more information click on the attachment below. Notice of Fee Change for Background Checks 2017
Effective December 31, 2016, the following change will be made to the Care 4 Kids program: The program will be closed to new applications for low-income working parents who are former recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) within five years (PG2), or who are teen parents ages 18 and 19 who attend high school or equivalent (PG3). Please click on the link below for more information regarding this important notification. Program Income Changes 12.31.16
All Care 4 Kids providers are required to complete mandatory provider orientation and annual training as required by federal law. The Office of Early Childhood had extended the completion date of these requirements to September 30, 2018. Once providers have completed the initial provider orientation, they will be required to complete annual ongoing professional development to remain eligible. Click here for the Provider Requirements
Provider Orientation and Training
Provider Orientations are mandatory training for all home based Care 4 Kids providers. There are also a variety of trainings offered through the Office of Early Childhood Quality Improvement System.Register
Log in to set up your payment information and soon to submit your invoices.Login
Application, Redetermination and invoice processing status updated daily.Status
Search for Child Care
2-1-1 Child Care is a service to help match requests of parents with providers and programs. Find Child Care at www.211childcare.orgVisit 2-1-1 Child Care
Phone: 1-888-214-KIDS (5437)
1344 Silas Deane Highway 3rd Floor
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Do you have any other health/human service needs today?
2 -1-1 connects callers, at no cost, to critical health and human services in their communityVisit 2-1-1