to know how.
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What is the Registry?
ECE Credits and Degrees
School-Age Credits and Degrees
Policies And Appeals
Fraud Policy And Appeal Process
Transcript Review Policy And Appeal Process
Scholarship Use Policy And Appeal Process
Head Teacher Certificate
Welcome to Connecticut's Early Childhood Professional Registry
Submitting Documents (Guidance January 2020)
for information about faxing or uploading documents directly into your account.
Scholarship May 2021
for all you need to know about scholarship, and then apply!
Do NOT resend documents. Check to see if you have submitted what is needed (log into your account and go to Document Management).
Find a 3 credit course to meet the OEC licensing director requirement
What does the OEC licensing regulation state?
Where can I find a class that meets this requirement?
Below is a list of previously approved courses.
If you find a class that is not listed below
, please contact the OEC Registry staff to assess the class BEFORE you take it, OR before taking another course.
Central CT State University
EDEC 561: Administration in Early Childhood Education
Charter Oak State College (online only)
ECE 250: Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs
Office of Early Childhood: Program Leadership Initiative
Administration and Supervision of Programs for Young Children (ASPYC)
CT Community Colleges (Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern, Norwalk, Quinebaug, Three Rivers, Tunxis)
ECE 206: Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Programs
ECE 270: Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education
ED 444: Administration of Early Childhood Programs
ECE 307: Administration of Child Care Programs
EDUC 6168: Planning and Managing Early Childhood Programs
Here is a link to search for courses at all of the public CT system colleges
Do I have to get my Connecticut Director’s Credential?
No. The regulation only requires a 3-credit course as detailed above.
Do I have to pay to take the course?
If you are the designated director and need this class to meet OEC licensing regulations
: Find an approved class that meets your schedule and needs, and then apply for OEC Scholarship through your Registry account to cover the tuition, fees, and books for the class.
Contact OEC Registry staff if you need assistance.
OEC Approved Training - Locate an OEC Approved Trainer
Find OEC Approved trainers for the OEC Approved trainings for the CT Core Knowledge Competencies (CKCs), CT ELDS, CT DOTS and Pyramid Model.
for the list which includes contact information and counties to which the trainer is willing to travel.
for a map of the towns in each of Connecticut's Regional Education Service Centers (RESCs).
SERC (State Education Resource Center)
Additional contact information:
United Way of Connecticut
Free Online Training (Guidance January 2020)
Access a full training library including Care4Kids health and safety training — all through your OEC Registry account!
The following groups are eligible to access FREE unlimited online training:
Licensed family home providers
Staff members in licensed and license exempt centers, school and group homes WITH confirmed employment in their OEC Registry account
for more details.
Care4Kids Health and Safety Compliance (Guidance January 2020)
Providers receiving Care4Kids can check their compliance with Care4Kids health and safety orientation requirements in the OEC Registry:
Where do I look for my own?
Where does it show for my program?
Licensed family home providers, and licensed and license-exempt group home, centers and school-based providers
Log in to your account — look under your Employment section of your profile.
Admin / MSA access users can view a report called OEC Health and Safety Orientation Report that lists all staff and details.
Administrative access / Multi Site Administrative (MSA) access users have specific Care4Kids Administration Tools.
for more detail.
for full provider requirement details.
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