CTLN Opinion+: Beth Bye, Commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

Abigail Arredondo, CTLN Community Manager speaks with Commissioner Beth Bye

Commissioner Beth Bye from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood joined us to discuss the importance of child care resources for parents amid the pandemic. 

Commissioner Bye also talked about the child care resources available to Latino families and low-income parents. Among the broad range of programs offered at the Office of Early Childhood includes; the “Birth to Three” program geared towards early development, the home visiting program, and financial support for child care.

Commissioner Bye also emphasized the partnership with 2-1-1 Child Care that can enable parents to find services that will best fit the needs of young children. 


Resources mentioned in the video:

Office of Early Childhood Website has funded child care programs and family resources – https://www.ctoec.org/

To learn more about the Office of Early Childhood response to COVID-19 and resources to access visit – https://www.ctoec.org/covid-19/

Office of Early Childhood partners with 2-1-1 Child Care to help families find child care that meets their needs. 

Visit https://www.211childcare.org/ or call 2-1-1. They are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

How to Choose a Licensed Child care Provider (English) https://www.ctoec.org/forms-documents/how-to-choose-a-licensed-child-care-provider-brochure-english.pdf

How to Choose a Licensed Child care Provider (Spanish) 

https://www.ctoec.org/forms-documents/how-to-choose-a-licensed-child-care-provider-spanish.pdf


(Photo credit: CTNewsJunkie)

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