Monthly Archives: July 2014

The All Our Kin Garden Project and the Urban Agriculture Movement

By Stephanie Lorek Stephanie Lorek is an advocate for urban gardens and the outdoor learning movement. As an Educational Consultant at All Our Kin, she works with child care providers in their gardens and outdoor spaces.  When people think of … Continue reading

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Lessons from the 25th Annual KIDS COUNT Data Book

On Tuesday, July 22, the Connecticut Association for Human Services and members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus hosted a conversation with state advocates, policy makers, and parents to mark the release of the 25th annual KIDS COUNT Data … Continue reading

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Provider Spotlight: LuShanna Thompson

Every day at All Our Kin, we are inspired by child care providers’ seemingly endless stores of wisdom, energy, and patience as they prepare future generations of students and leaders. Research shows that access to quality child care is incredibly … Continue reading

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The True Value of Child Care

     Abbey Clark-Moschella is a current student at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, where she is studying English and anthropology. This summer, she is volunteering at All Our Kin, helping us with a variety of projects, including our Early … Continue reading

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All Our Kin’s Nilda Aponte and Sarah Derbala speak about community needs on Radio Amor

We’re thrilled to announce that All Our Kin’s Bridgeport Director, Nilda Aponte, and our New Haven Family Child Care Licensing Tool Kit Coordinator, Sarah Derbala, were recently featured on the Spanish-language radio station Radio Amor. Nilda and Sarah spoke with … Continue reading

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Hello Readers!

My name is Christina, and I am the new Policy Fellow at All Our Kin (to read Rachel’s goodbye post, click here). I am writing this post to say a formal “hello” and tell you a little bit about myself. I’m … Continue reading

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Relationships first

Since last September, Rachel Wilf has been an integral member of the All Our Kin team. She has raised up the voices of our providers and advocated for state and local policies that support families and children. Beginning this fall, … Continue reading

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Circle of Security pilot positively impacted provider’s mental health and relationships with children, according to initial evaluation

This fall, All Our Kin offered 35 licensed family child care providers in New Haven and Fairfield counties the opportunity to participate in a pilot project using the Circle of Security-Parenting curriculum. The Circle of Security program is designed to … Continue reading

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