Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Vision for Every New Haven Child, by Janna Wagner

Originally posted on new haven speaks:
Over the years, I’ve started many workshops for parents and child care providers with a simple brainstorm activity.  I ask, “What are your dreams for your children, or for the children in your child…

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Governor signs early childhood legislation, creating Office of Early Childhood in statute

Yesterday, at Helen Street School in Hamden, Governor Dannel Malloy signed bills formally establishing the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and expanding preschool opportunities throughout the state. The two bills signed were Public Act 14-39 and Public Act 14-41. At … Continue reading

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Rate increases for family child care providers to result from new family child care contract

At the close of Connecticut’s legislative session this month, both houses voted to approve a new family child care contract as part of this year’s budget implementer bill.  The contract takes several important steps toward recognizing the importance of family … Continue reading

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Supporters, partners, and providers gather to celebrate All Our Kin’s new Bridgeport office

For just over a year, All Our Kin’s Fairfield County team has been hosted by RYASAP at the Burroughs Community Center, a perfect location for building connections with providers and community organizations. We are very grateful to RYASAP for their … Continue reading

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Wonder and learning at All Our Kin’s Ninth Annual Family Child Care Conference

Last Saturday, nearly two hundred family child care providers sat in hushed silence at our Ninth Annual Family Child Care Conference. This year’s conference theme was “Wonderful: Fostering Wonder, Curiosity and Joy in Young Children,” and our opening speaker, Niyonu … Continue reading

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Provider Appreciation Day / el Día de la Apreciación del Proveedor

Dear providers / Estimados Proveedores, We at All Our Kin feel so lucky to have the privilege of working with family child care providers like you. Today, on Provider Appreciation Day, we want to share these words of thanks from … Continue reading

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News to celebrate: Connecticut legislature passes several pieces of essential early childhood legislation

This weekend, parents, providers, and advocates across Connecticut celebrated the news that the Connecticut legislature approved several important early childhood measures. The legislature voted to establish the Office of Early Childhood and invest in preschool expansion. Additionally, the legislature arrived … Continue reading

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