Connecticut 2-1-1 Childcare

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

Connecticut 2-1-1 Child Care is a free, confidential, and statewide service which helps match the requests of parents and child care providers with programs.

Available Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Dial 211 or 1-800-505-100 or go to www.211childcare.org.

Parent resources on their website include:

  • Children’s Growth and Development
  • IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Social and Emotional Supports
  • Licensing
  • What Does Quality Look Like?
  • What Are The Most Common Types of Accreditation?
  • Quality Checklists
  •   – Infant & Toddler Quality Checklist
  •   – Preschool Quality Checklist
  •   – School Age Quality Checklist
  • Health and Safety Checklist For Homes with Young Children
  • Selecting a Provider
  • Site Visit Checklist
  • Phone Pre-Screening Tool
  • Preparing Your Child For Child Care
  • Tips For a Successful Child Care Arrangement
  • Finding a Nanny or a Babysitter
  •   – Interview Questions for Nanny or Babysitter
  • – Hiring a Nanny or Babysitter
  • – Reference Check for Nanny or Babysitter
  • – Criminal Police Check
  • – Department of Motor Vehicles Background Check
  • – Becoming the Employer of a Nanny or Babysitter
  • Summer Camps
  • Out of School Time Care

Connecticut 2-1-1 Childcare also offers resources for early childcare professionals:

  • Provider Orientation Schedule and Registration
  • Provider Training and Registration
  •   – Provider Orientation Registration
  •   – Quality Improvement System (QIS) Provider Training
  • Children’s Growth and Development
  • Opening a Child Care Center
  •   – Child Care Center Licensing Regulations
  •   – How Do I Get Started?
  •   – Business Financing
  • Steps to Starting a Family Child Care Business
  •   – Starting a Family Child Care Business (English)
  •   – Starting a Family Child Care Business (Spanish)
  •   – Child Care Agreement Between Provider and Parent
  •   – Sample Family Child Care Agreement
  •   – Family Child Care Career Support Project
  • Professional Associations
  •   – Early Childhood Directors’ Group
  •   – Statewide Family Child Care Associations
  •   – Professional Recognition
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Administration of Medication
  • Child and Adult Care Food Programs
  • Emergency Preparedness

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