State officials visit with students at an early child care center.

During a visit to Boehringer Ingelheim’s on-site child care center, Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order establishing a “Blue Ribbon Panel” tasked with designing a 5-year strategic plan for the state’s child care system by the end of this year. Erica E. Phillips / CT Mirror

Gov. Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Early Childhood Commissioner Beth Bye, DECD Deputy Commissioner Paul Robertson, and executives with Boehringer Ingelheim visit the company’s on-site Apple Blossom Children’s Learning Center in Ridgefield, CT on March 17, 2023.