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All Our Kin Featured in Zero to Three Policy Paper

Zero to Three, a nonprofit that works to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers throughout the United States, has just released a great new policy paper highlighting staffed family child care networks as the best way to … Continue reading

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Growing and Learning

In partnership with an engaged and committed member of our community, Shel Swanson, All Our Kin has implemented an exciting new pilot program that supports family child care providers as they teach children about healthy eating and the natural world. … Continue reading

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All Our Kin Family Child Care Conference

This past Saturday, All Our Kin held its seventh annual family child care conference. The event – the only one of its kind in Connecticut – offered 150 family child care providers from across the state the opportunity to come … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It….

All Our Kin and the Tool Kit Licensing Project were featured in a newsletter and blog post over at the Ms. Foundation for Women. See the shout out here. All Our Kin wrote a guest post for The Ms. Foundation … Continue reading

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Beyond Equal Pay for Equal Work

Today, April 17th, is Equal Pay Day. It marks the day that women’s earnings catch up to those of their male counterparts. When President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963, women were paid merely 59 cents … Continue reading

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All Our Kin’s Executive Director, Jessica Sager, Named U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Women in Business Champion of the Year for Connecticut

We are very excited to announce that Jessica Sager, our co-founder and executive director, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Women in Business Champion of the Year for Connecticut. The award validates All Our Kin’s innovative programs, … Continue reading

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Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a holiday, originally developed in the Soviet Union, that commemorates the economic, political, and social achievements of women. This year, All Our Kin is very excited to be participating in Gender Across … Continue reading

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Which Occupations Will Have the Largest Growth In the Next Ten Years?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published its employment projections for the next decade (2010-2020). It lists the thirty occupations that the BLS believes will have the most growth. And guess who made the list? Child care workers! The … Continue reading

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You’re Invited! All Our Kin Event in New York City on January 19th

On January 19th, All Our Kin is hosting a very exciting event at the Yale Club of New York City. The event will feature a presentation on the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis’ study on the economic impact of the … Continue reading

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Testimony Given at Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Task Force

Good morning. I’m Shannon Hill, child care policy and economic development fellow at All Our Kin. Thank you for this opportunity. Addressing the achievement gap must begin at birth with high-quality early care and education. Home-based child care providers, both … Continue reading

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