The early childhood workforce in Connecticut that engages very young children and their families include those working in child care, in home visiting programs, in early intervention, in primary health care settings and in child welfare. The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance estimates that there are 111,815 infants and toddlers in Connecticut. Of those, 27% are in licensed childcare centers, 9.2% are served by Birth to Three Systems, and 44.5% are enrolled in HUSKY. These are the children most vulnerable and at risk for experiencing trauma. Thus those in the workforce serving these children are in strategic places to employ strategies to prevent or reduce the effects of trauma on young children and their families.
 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. Retrieved from http://www.
This report was made possible by Connecticut’s Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.