CT Mirror Day Care Inspector
Childcare inspection reports in Connecticut are public documents, but there's no useful way to search for them online. So we built one.
The state does license programs to ensure the facilities and homes are safe for children and staff are equipped to handle emergencies, however the state’s online database only provides the date that an inspection took place, not any violations found or abuse allegations substantiated. It also does not provide which facilities have received NAEYC accreditation.
In an effort to give parents a window into the safety and quality of their day care, The CT Mirror compiled a database of safety violations and resolutions, inspection history as well as whether they are accredited by NAEYC. Some programs will have the actual inspection report and case file. However, the case records are limited because the state does not keep electronic copies. The Mirror obtained all the fiscal 2017 reports that the agency had already released to individuals seeking more information about a specific facility. It took months for The CT Mirror to get these already redacted documents.
Have more questions about your child’s day care? Your provider is required to have a copy of their inspection on site for you to review.