Our Connecticut allies are leading advocates for the state’s families, and in 2019 they helped pass long-fought-for goals—including a minimum-wage increase and paid family and medical leave.

State Allies:

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Connecticut Association for Human Services • Hartford, CT
Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance • Little Rock, AR
Top Priorities for 2020

Expand the Care4Kids child care subsidy eligibility to include non-TANF parents engaged in job training or education.

Implement strategies to ameliorate the benefit cliffs due to the increase in minimum wage.

Work to establish a refundable dependent care credit.

With CAHS and CECA on the front lines, Connecticut saw big policy wins for children and families in 2019. 

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Providing Ip to 90% Wage Replacement for 12-14 Weeks.
  • Increased CCDBG Family Child Care Subsidy for Infant Care from the Fourth Percentile of the Market Up to the 50th.
  • Increased the Preschool Subsidy from the Seventh Percentile Up to the 25th.
  • Extended the Dates of the Staff Qualifications Requirement for Early Childhood Educators.
  • Passed Legislation Requiring the Office of Early Childhood to Develop a Compensation Schedule for early Educators.
  • Passed Minimum Wage Increase, Will Be Phased in Over Four Years to $15.00 per Hour

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Connecticut’s young children by providing state Allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice