Monthly Archives: January 2014

Experienced family child care provider Patti reshapes her practice with help from All Our Kin

Last week, we posted a profile of Dionne, a new family child care provider who is gaining expertise through All Our Kin’s Child Development Associate class in Bridgeport. Today we have the story of another participant in our CDA class, … Continue reading

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New report offers qualitative evidence of All Our Kin’s positive effects on providers, families, and communities

We’re excited to announce the release of a retrospective evaluation of All Our Kin’s impact on New Haven. The assessment, conducted by John Weiser of Opportunities Exchange and Carl Sussman of Sussman Associates, provides evidence of All Our Kin’s positive effects on … Continue reading

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Bridgeport provider Dionne puts her learning from All Our Kin’s Child Development Associate class into practice

Last fall, All Our Kin began training a cohort of licensed family child care providers in our Bridgeport network to obtain the CDA credential. The CDA is a rigorous, year-long course in the fundamentals of child development, which articulates to … Continue reading

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If approved, new family child care agreement will increase pay and support for home-based providers

Today, Governor Dannel Malloy formally announced the conclusion of over nine months of negotiations between the State of Connecticut and the union representing our state’s family child care and family, friend, and neighbor providers. We applaud the Office of Early … Continue reading

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All Our Kin’s social media strategy gets a boost

At All Our Kin, we use social media—including this blog, Facebook, and Twitter—to raise awareness about the critical role of family child care and to make the voices and stories of family child care providers heard. Thanks to the Yale … Continue reading

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“How do I help this child?”—All Our Kin Early Head Start provider Marie describes her evolving goals as a family child care provider

It was 1999, and Marie had just learned that she was pregnant with her fourth child. Two of her young children were in school, and the third was in full-day child care while Marie worked as a Computer Aided Design … Continue reading

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A new year, a renewed commitment to policies that benefit Connecticut’s children and caregivers

Many members of our state’s early childhood community were disappointed that the federal government chose not to fund Connecticut’s ambitious Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant application last month. Despite this setback, there’s reason to be excited about the … Continue reading

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With support from All Our Kin, family child care provider Maria Edith offers children art-centered learning experiences and builds a “close-knit community of families”

When Maria Edith first came to All Our Kin five years ago, she had long dreamed of running her very own child care program that provided a caring, loving, and family-like setting. Though she had worked in child care centers … Continue reading

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