Monthly Archives: October 2013

Child care assistance policies: New report from the National Women’s Law Center reveals ongoing need for improvement

State child care assistance policies greatly impact the choices working parents make for their children. These policies determine which families are eligible for child care assistance, at what levels providers will be reimbursed, and how high parental co-pays will be. … Continue reading

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La educación bilingüe, El Yunque, y El Día de los Muertos: Tres proveedoras se inspiran en sus herencias hispanas para enriquecer el aprendizaje de los niños

En honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana, All Our Kin ofrece las historias de tres proveedoras que se basan en sus tradiciones culturales para crear oportunidades únicas de aprendizaje para los niños en sus programas de cuidado infantil, incluyendo … Continue reading

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Bilingual education, El Yunque, and El Día de los Muertos: How three providers draw on their Hispanic heritage to enrich children’s learning

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, All Our Kin is offering the stories of three providers who draw on their cultural traditions to create unique learning opportunities for children in their family child care programs—including chances to experience bilingual poems, … Continue reading

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Providers Reflect on Garden Project at Workshop and Family Day

“The Garden Project has helped me enormously in terms of the quality and education I offer to children and families in my program.” –All Our Kin Provider Providers, families, and friends recently gathered at Common Ground to celebrate the final … Continue reading

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Nationwide call-in days to press for the end of the government shutdown

Early childhood programs have already felt the sting of funding cut-offs resulting from the federal government shutdown. Most dramatically, thousands of low-income children were turned away from their Head Start programs last week when seven programs in six states had … Continue reading

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“A Snapshot of the Family Child Care Landscape in Connecticut” Underscores All Our Kin’s Impact

A newly-released report from Morrison Downs Associates, Inc. emphasizes All Our Kin’s impact while examining current efforts and future opportunities to support and enhance the quality of family child care across the state. The report, “A Snapshot of the Family … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 Connecticut children affected by Head Start closures as government funding lapses

Parents across Connecticut awoke on Tuesday morning to the news that our government had entered a partial shutdown, triggered by Congress’ failure to pass a Continuing Resolution for the federal budget. For some of these parents, the shutdown has had … Continue reading

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“All Our Kin . . . was a blanket of security to help me feel confident as well as professional”: A family child care provider describes her experience with All Our Kin

Lottie is a family child care provider who opened her own child care business, Krayola Park, this spring after attending All Our Kin’s business series. Now, Lottie cares for infants and toddlers as a participant in All Our Kin’s Early … Continue reading

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