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C is for Conference! All Our Kin’s 14th Annual Family Child Care Conference Digs Deeply into the Roots of Child Development

by Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow Today is my favorite day of the year. Today I am in the presence of people who are changing the world. –All Our Kin Co-Founder & CEO Jessica Sager All Our Kin’s 14th annual Family … Continue reading

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Meet The New Haven Site Directors!

by Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new leadership development at our New Haven site. When former New Haven site director Alison Wunder Stahl decided to transition to a part-time role with All Our Kin following … Continue reading

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“We value you. We support you.” New Blog Post From National Women’s Law Center Features All Our Kin Staff Members

Our friends at National Women’s Law Center are spotlighting Latinx early childhood educators for Latinx Heritage Month. Their new blog post about the impactful role of Latinx educators for young children experiencing ethnic-related trauma and fear features two All Our … Continue reading

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From Our Partners, Omidyar Network: Why They Invested With All Our Kin

At All Our Kin, we are dedicated to partnering with and supporting family child care educators to create nurturing early learning environments that help prepare children to thrive in school and life. This type of work requires the support of … Continue reading

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“Family child care is more than just caring for the children, we care for the parents and families also.”

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow All Our Kin Early Head Start Family Child Care Specialist Debra Kelly and All Our Kin Early Head Start Ambassador Parent Lakeia Moore Discuss the Importance of Parents and Caregivers Working Together A few months … Continue reading

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All Our Kin Honors Family Child Care Providers and the Important Work They Do for Children and Families on National Provider Appreciation Day

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow It’s not a coincidence that National Provider Appreciation Day falls the Friday before Mother’s Day. In fact, that was the intention of National Provider Appreciation Day’s organizers: to honor and celebrate child care providers, teachers, … Continue reading

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A Lifelong Dream Comes to Fruition: Family Child Care Provider Deneen Brown’s Journey to Supporting Our Youngest Learners

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow Deneen Brown owns and operates Mommy’s Day Care, a family child care program she opened in 2007, in Norwalk, Connecticut. Deneen is the recipient of a grant from Care@Work, Care.com’s enterprise arm that provides employees of corporate clients … Continue reading

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Love, Friendship & Black Girl Magic: All Our Kin Family Child Care Providers Celebrate Diversity and Culture in Black History Month and Beyond

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow February is Black History Month. Historian and writer Carter G. Woodson created Black History Month to celebrate African American achievements and promote intellectual curiosity of African American life and history. At All Our Kin, equity … Continue reading

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“I consider myself an advocate for providers and families. I am here to be the voice from the field.” Family child care provider Lottie Brown speaks to policymakers at a national conference.

“I live for the lightbulb moments” Lottie Brown, a nationally accredited family child care provider and owner of Krayola Park in New Haven, has worked in the field of education for more than twenty years. She was inspired to start … Continue reading

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All Our Kin celebrates community building, social justice, and self-care at our largest conference yet!

By Liam Arnade-Colwill, All Our Kin intern “One hour, once a month, for one year, ask yourself: what can I do to help myself and my community?” -Alika Hope, founder of the Ray of Hope Project Our 13th Annual Conference marked … Continue reading

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