DSS: Child Care

Child Care


Care 4 Kids

Care4Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Office of Early Childhood.


Child Care - Program Overview

The Department of Social Services is the lead agency for child care services provided by the state.  DSS coordinates child care and early childhood education services among state agencies, state and local community organizations, businesses and child care providers that support the state's welfare reform initiative.


Grandparents as Parents

The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services Aging Services Division developed the Grandparents as Parents Support network (GAPS) to provide assistance in establishing grandparent support groups for grandparents and relatives raising children. This statewide network is designed to encourage and promote the creation of services for relatives who have taken on the responsibility of parenting.


The Kinship Navigator

If you are a grandparent or other blood relative caring for a relative's child or children full-time, you are providing kinship care.  The Kinship Navigator, funded in part by the Department of Social Services, is available online through 2-1-1 United Way of CT.  (Please note this is an external website not maintained by the Department of Social Services)


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