Care 4 Kids Has Reopened

November 9, 2017

Care 4 Kids, the state’s primary child-care support program, has been reopened, and eligible families on the wait list can now begin to enroll.

There are 5,769 low-income families across the state on the wait list, and this is a great opportunity for them to obtain affordable, quality child care so they can continue to work and at the same time foster the healthy development of their children.

Families who registered on the wait list will begin to receive requests to apply in phases starting today. Consistent with state rules, enrollment begins with the highest-need families defined by priority groups and those families who have been on the wait list longest.

Additional information on the Care 4 Kids program can be found by visiting or calling 1-888-214-KIDS (5437). To contact the Office of Early Childhood, visit or call (860) 500-4412.

I want to thank all of you who have reached out to my office with your concerns for this program and for continuing to make me aware of your priorities.