Stay Connected with Your Community
Being an early childhood educator and business owner is not a journey you should take alone. Lean on the support of resources in your community to strengthen your program and connect with others on the same journey. Meet inspiring women while getting the education and resources to provide high-quality early childhood experiences.
WBDC Connect Membership
Become a WBDC Connect Catalyst Member and get access to an online business directory, exclusive networking events, and more.
Join WBDC Connect, our membership program that allows our community to share information, insights, and inspiration, all while building new relationships. Get access to our online business directory, access to a private Facebook group, invitation to exclusive networking events, and more.
Normally $85 per year, our Catalyst Membership is FREE to Connecticut-licensed and license-exempt child care providers, thanks to the generous support of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC).
Connect with Your Local Child Care Support Agency
Tap into your local child care resource partner to receive OEC-backed program development support to help you grow and improve your program.
Family Homes: There are 12 Staffed Family Child Care Networks (SFCCNs) across Connecticut, providing key quality improvement supports for family child care programs. These programs are supported by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and provide coaching, consultation, professional development, access to resources, and buying power so that you can strengthen your program.
Joining a Network is free! WBDC recommends all family child care providers to join their local Network to stay connected with resources in your community. Click the button below to learn more about these supports and find the one serving your town.
Learn More about SFCCNs
Child Care Centers, Group Homes & License-Exempt Programs: There are 7 Accreditation Quality Improvement Support (AQIS) agencies across Connecticut, providing education quality improvement resources to licensed child care centers, group homes, and license-exempt programs. AQIS offers access to education, technical assistance, and resources so that you can implement education best practices in your program, including support with becoming NAEYC accredited.
Click the button below to learn more about these supports and find the agency serving your region.
Join a Regional Study Group to learn about teaching and leadership practices that define quality in the field of early childhood education. See the Winter schedule here.
Learn More about AQIS
Stay in the Know
Get on the email lists that count – the ones that provide you timely information and resources for your early childhood business.
WBDC’s email newsletter showcases relevant programs and services for child care providers, including webinars, events, and grant opportunities. We also share the latest legislative updates that affect your business, and opportunities that will benefit you. This is the newsletter to be on to stay in the know for tools and resources to strengthen your business.
Subscribe to WBDC’s Newsletter
The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) group provides early childhood educators timely information about early care and education. This includes invitations to webinars and events, information about becoming accredited, resources to strengthen your education, policy updates, and more. This is the newsletter to be on to stay connected with early childhood industry updates.
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