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
Child care providers, staff members, volunteers, and household members who need to submit fingerprints for an OEC background check can take advantage of this option for Saturday fingerprinting. Click here for more details
We need your help, Care 4 Kids has identified pending applications and redeterminations with missing information. If you are still waiting for a new application or a redetermination to be completed, please submit the missing documentation to Care 4 Kids as soon as possible.
1/09/2019 We have recently updated the Care 4 Kids eligibility system and are currently using both the old and the new systems until all families have been placed into the new system. This has caused an increase in the length of time for processing cases and a higher call volume to the program. The system updates have also resulted in changes to program forms and notices and a need to reissue certificates. We encourage parents and providers to refer to our FAQ’s and sample notices for more information prior to calling. We are also experiencing an extremely high volume of … Continue reading
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
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