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This year, CAEYC is participating in the Great Give(R) 2015, the premier online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region. For 36 hours, starting May 5, 2015, 8 a.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. May 6th, your charitable donation will make us eligible for thousands of dollars in grant prizes when you give to us through

Please visit or anytime during the 36-hour giving drive, search for our nonprofit and click "Donate Now." CAEYC will be competing for various matching prizes, including most money raised, greatest number of individual donors, and greatest number of new donors. Your donation will go a long way in hleping us provide high quality professional development to the early childhood workforce.

The IRR ECTC is a FREE opportunity for Early Childhood professionals who hold an Associate or Bachelor degree. The IRR ECTC can be completed through a transcript review process or a portfolio review process. Applications are available and can be obtained using the link below. The application and all supporting documents can be mailed to CAEYC or emailed to


2013-2015 CAEYC Open Call for Consultants

The CT Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is issuing an “Open Call for Consultants”. CAEYC is seeking qualified professionals to act as consultants who will support services related to the delivery of high quality early childhood programming.

Individuals who are interested in being considered for any of the functions listed in the Call for Consultants are required to apply (or re-apply if you have submitted a resume and other materials previously) to the Call by sending a cover letter, resume, and consultant questionnaire. Resumes and information submitted prior to June 30, 2013 are no longer valid and must be updated if you wish to be considered for current projects. Respondents will be considered for work through June 30, 2015.

Please remember to include ALL requested documents to be considered for consultation services or open job postings.

Click here for the full text on the Open Call for Consultants

Click here for the consultant questionnaire



DPH has revised the regulations pertaining to Child Day Care Centers and Group Day Care Homes.  The regulations went into effect as of November 6, 2008. 

CLICK HERE to access the new regulations.


As a state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the mission of the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is to enhance the care, education, and development of Connecticut's young children, in the context of family, and community; and to support the professionals who care for them. CAEYC provides training to increase the competencies of professionals and promotes them through support and advocacy activities. CAEYC achieves this by promoting a strong local affiliate structure, the development of leadership skills, and the coordination of informed advocacy dedicated to improving the quality of services for young children and their families.