Monday, May 27, 2024

Child Care Workers Bonus


State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
121st Connecticut House District

Dear Neighbor,

As a thank you for their tireless work, Connecticut childcare workers will soon receive bonus payments. Governor Lamont released $70 million in state funding for the Wage Supports for Early Childhood Educators program. Through this program, full time childcare employees will receive $1,000 and part time employees will receive $400.

Individuals who work in licensed centers, group childcare homes, and family child care homes, as well as license-exempt programs that receive school readiness or child day care contract funds are eligible for this bonus.

Childcare program operators will be required to apply for the funds and then disburse the payments to their childcare staff. The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood will contact eligible childcare programs and provide them with additional information. To learn more go to:

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at the Capitol at 800-842-0363 or email me at


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