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Our Policy Priorities 

  1. Ensuring all young children, birth to age 8, have access to high-quality, developmentally appropriate early learning experiences

  2. Advancing an effective, diverse, well-prepared and well-compensated early childhood workforce



Guiding Documents 

We work with elected officials and state agencies to advance policies and practices that align with NAEYC’s core position statements. This position statements are based in research and informed by members of the early childhood profession.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

Save the Date

NAEYC’s 2024 Virtual Public Policy Forum


Sunday, February 25 &
Monday, February 26


Registration Opens: Week of January 2, 2024


We are thrilled to invite you to join hundreds of your fellow educators, advocates, and allies from around the nation at NAEYC’s 2024 Public Policy Forum, which will only be held virtually this year on February 25 and 26, 2024. Be part of a growing movement working to build a strong, equitable, and accessible child care and early learning system for our nation’s children, families, and educators.


In the coming weeks, make sure to check for the most up-to-date information, registration and links! If you are interested in being part of the Connecticut team please email our Executive Director, Karen Rainville at krainville@


Registration opens the week of January 2, 2024.



Build Your Knowledge, Stay Updated, and Take Action!

Partnering together to influence Connecticut’s public policy agendas
CTAEYC, along with several other early childhood organizations, work together  to make children and families a top priority to policymakers.

You will find valuable resources and information across partner agencies, as we  collaborate toward shared efforts to promote positive change for  Connecticut children, families and educators.

For more information, visit the following websites:

CT Early Childhood Alliance

CT Office of Early Childhood

Child Care for CT's Future

CT Department of Education



CT Commission on Children

CT Office of the Child Advocate

CT Voices for Children

Interested in getting all the latest public policy updates? Sign up for NAEYC Children’s Champions.

Policy Priorities and Initiatives

Federal and State Agendas

How our nation can do better to create opportunities that help all children and families succeed.

Power to the



High-quality educators drive high-quality early learning. 

America for Early Ed



Mobilize on behalf of high-quality early childhood education with other educators, leaders, parents, and allies.

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