Family Resources

National Resources

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a large nonprofit association in the United States representing early childhood education teachers, para-educators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, policy makers, and advocates. NAEYC is focused on improving the well-being of young children, with particular emphasis on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8.
Healthy Childcare
From American Academy of Pediatrics, many useful tips on caring for children, choosing child care, safety, and child development.

State Resources

Infoline 211

Dial 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a confidential, free, 24-hour a day, and multilingual way to locate hundreds of human services in your area.  In addition to referring callers to a wide range of health and human service resources, 2-1-1 offers specialized programs to address specific needs including Child Care, Housing, Health, Utility Assistance, Employement Assistance and any other human services.


Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
The  Connecticut Office of Early Childhood is the state’s leader in providing a comprehensive, collaborative system for delivering improved programs and services to children from birth to five years old and their families.


Safe Kids CT
(860) 500-4412
Information about Bike Safety, Car Seat Safety, and oter safety concerns for providers and families with young children.


Health and Child Development Services - Birth to Three
1(800) 505-7000
Supports families and providers with questions about children's development


Access Heatlh CT
Health insurance information, choose from a variety of plans.  Access Heatlh CT open enrollment begins November 1st.
  • Access Health CT (AHCT) is Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace.  AHCT offers Connecticut residents and employers a range of quality, affordable health and dental insurance options fro several health insurance partners.
  • For coverage that begins on January 1, AHCT open enrollment begins November 1 and will continue until December 15.
  • Free, in-person help from enrollment specialists and certified brokers is currently available.
The website and social media pages offer nutrition and health information 24/7, accessible by computer or mobile device.  The site includes budget friendly recipes, information on farmer's markets, and health living.