Quality Improvement

Elevate is the Office of Early Childhood’s (OEC) quality improvement system.

It’s for licensed and license-exempt child care programs in family, group, and center-based settings.

OEC’s Elevate system gives child care providers the tools and guidance they need to improve their programs over time at their own pace. Learn more about Elevate.

With Elevate, providers are not evaluated or rated. Instead, Elevate meets you where you are and helps you grow your program however you want. With Elevate, you’re in control.

Elevate builds on Connecticut’s licensing requirements and links to national accreditation standards. It also brings together OEC’s existing technical assistance and professional development opportunities with exciting new resources. 

Elevate offers customized support from Service Navigators.  

  • Service Navigators are experienced guides who can talk about your program’s needs and direct you to resources.  

There are three Elevate Levels of engagement:  

  • Member: Licensed and license-exempt child care provider 
  • Member+ : Licensed and license-exempt child care provider taking steps to strengthen their program   
  • Member Accredited : Meets national standards for early learning and education 

Learn about the Elevate Levels: https://www.ctoec.org/elevate/membership/