Prepare Your Child's
Body and Mind
for Life!

Listen to Body, Mind
and Child

Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children

2014 CAEYC

"Pathways to Quality" Conference

October 17 & 18, 2014


BOB SORNSON presenting:

Friday, October 17

Supporting Your Teachers as they Help Children Develop Self-Regulation and Empathy

and Saturday, October 18

Helping Children Fall in “Love with Learning”

Crowne Plaza Hotel

100 Berlin Road, Cromwell

Conference brochure is available here

Vendor contract is available here

Please call our office at 203-821-7216 with any questions.



Individual Review Route- Early Childhood Teacher Credential (IRR-ECTC)

The Individual Review Route (IRR) for the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) is transitioning from Charter Oak State College to the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) over the summer. CAEYC is in the process of hiring a coordinator who will facilitate the work of the Individual Review Route with the Office of Early Childhood. The new coordinator will be starting at CAEYC in late July or early August.

In the meantime, inquiries about the IRR ECTC can be directed to If you have placed your name on a waiting list, CAEYC will contact you in September when the IRR ECTC process resumes. Individuals who are ready to apply for the ECTC can still do so through their Registry account at

Thank you for your patience and commitment to the early childhood field.




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 Resumes and information submitted prior to June 30, 2013 are no longer valid and must be updated if you wish to be considered for current projects.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.