Links & Resources


pdf Types of Child Care

pdf Tips for Successful Child Care Arrangements

pdf State Child Care Checklist for Parents

pdf Professional Recognition Sheet

pdf Preparing Your Child for Child Care

pdf Parents Phone Interview Questions

pdf Licensing vs Accreditation

pdf In-Home Provider Intake Questions

Why Children Need Nature

What is the Outdoor Classroom

Giving Children a Natural Start

Making the Most of Outdoor Time with Preschool Children

Beyond Science

Gardening With Children

pdfA Parent's Guide to Nature Play

A Tool Kit For Families

pdfEducator toolkit


National Association for Family Child Care

Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Nature Explore

Natural Start Alliance

Connecticut Department of Health:

Phone Numbers:

  • 1-800-282-6063
  • 1-860-509-8045


  • 1-860-509-7540
  • 1-860-509-7541

Mailing Address: 
The Office of Early Childhood
Child Day Care Licensing Program
450 Columbus Boulevard
Suite 302

Hartford, CT 06103

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