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Head Start on Housing & More

June 20, 2022

I am pleased to announce Head Start on Housing, a cross-agency collaboration that will work to expedite housing subsidies for Head Start households.

Housing is the most important foundation for a healthy and stable life, especially for children who are the most vulnerable segment of the population.

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Celebrate Juneteenth!

June 17, 2022

Juneteenth Independence Day marks the end of slavery in this country. It is an important holiday that went unrecognized for far too long, but through activism and education, many communities now celebrate Juneteenth and understand its importance in American history.

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Recognizing World Ocean Day

June 8, 2022

On this World Ocean Day, I hope you will take a few moments to reflect on how you can make a difference and protect one of the most vital parts of our life's support system and biggest climate regulator - our ocean.

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Applications Open for Child Tax Rebate

June 1, 2022

Applications for the Child Tax Payments are now open! As a part of our passed budget, some additional relief is coming to Connecticut parents. The application period is now open to claim a state tax payment of up to $250 per child for a maximum of three children. 

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Accessing Infant Formula during the Shortage

May 27, 2022

The current infant formula shortage has created a serious challenge for families in Connecticut. While the federal government is taking steps to resolve the problem, we know that many families who rely on formula need help right now. OEC has resources to help.

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