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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

  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, and other educators of … 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

  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 with access to the … 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

  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 and justice are at … 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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Outdoor play isn’t just fun–it’s important to children’s growth and development!

By Monica Edgerton and Angela Engborg, All Our Kin Garden Consultants Spring is finally here, and it’s a great time to get children outside! At All Our Kin, we know that nature plays an important role in a child’s physical, social/emotional, … Continue reading

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Celebrating early childhood educators during Women’s History Month: “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

By Michelle Peng, All Our Kin intern March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to the phenomenal women who have broken barriers and created opportunities for those who have followed. At All Our Kin, we have been reflecting on women’s narratives … Continue reading

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What’s a Revolution without Dancing? Coming Together to Build a Better World for Our Children.

Social justice is at the heart of All Our Kin’s work; we believe that we change the future by changing what we teach the next generation. And at a time when racism, violence, and intimidation have a national platform, our … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Join Us in Celebrating Black Women Educators!

By Elise Lieberman, All Our Kin intern During Black History Month, we celebrate the work of our amazing family child care providers, many of them women of color doing one of the most important jobs there is: educating our youngest … Continue reading

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All Our Kin New York City Is Officially Open For Business!

“All Our Kin didn’t change my program. It radically transformed my life.” That was the powerful message that Argentina Burbano, a family child care provider in Stamford, imparted to a group of more than thirty caregivers last Tuesday as they … Continue reading

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