Category Archives: family child care

All Our Kin Presents at UNCF Student Leadership Conference

In June, All Our Kin’s Chief Operating Officer Erica Phillips, and Research, Evaluation and Data Specialist Ana Elisa Franco-Labarga had the honor of presenting at United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) 2017 Student Leadership Conference at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center … Continue reading

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“I haven’t seen any organization do anything as important as this, as well as this, anywhere”: Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Greg Jacobs Speaks at All Our Kin Annual Conference

All Our Kin’s 12th Annual Conference was the largest yet, bringing together over 200 family child care providers from across Connecticut for a day of networking, learning, reflection, and celebration. The conference was held on Saturday, June 3, at the … Continue reading

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“I know firsthand the joy one feels when your little one accomplishes something new. That joy is unparalleled! To know that I had a hand in that accomplishment warms me to my core.”

Today is Early Childhood Advocacy Day. Soon, parents, child care providers, health care providers, and advocates from across Connecticut will gather at the Capitol in Hartford to urge increased investment in programs and services that support our youngest children. At … Continue reading

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An Evening with All Our Kin and C. Nicole Mason

We are very excited to hold an event with trailblazing author and speaker C. Nicole Mason on Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30-8 pm at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport. Executive Director of the Center for Research and Policy in the … Continue reading

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Exciting News: Erica Phillips Will Be All Our Kin’s First Chief Operating Officer!

We are excited to announce that we will expand our high-impact model for transforming early care and education through family child care with the help of our first Chief Operating Officer—our very own Erica Phillips! Over the years, we have … Continue reading

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As We Look To the New Year, We Reflect On a Story of Hope

This has been a hard year. Across our country, we’ve seen violence and tragedy; anger and hate; and misunderstandings, suspicions and distrust. Here in Connecticut, we’re facing a budget crisis. We have watched working families struggle to get the subsidies … Continue reading

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All Our Kin Provider Natasha Auguste-Williams Speaks about the Importance of Child Care Subsidies: “Care4Kids not only impacts children and families, but also the businesses like mine that support them”

Earlier today, our partners at the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance and the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors hosted a forum on Care4Kids at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Parents, providers, advocates, and legislators joined together to discuss … Continue reading

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All Our Kin Attends Care4Kids Rally on the Heels of a Victory for CT’s Working Families

Good news! Child care providers, parents, advocates, and community partners joined our advocacy efforts to save Care4Kids, and it paid off: working families who are currently receiving Care4Kids, and who remain eligible at redetermination, will stay on the program! Over … Continue reading

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All Our Kin Goes to New York: Jessica Sager Shares Best Practices in Family Child Care with Stakeholders in NYC

  In New York City alone, almost 16,000 children who are under the age of three and receive government-subsidized child care spend their early years in home-based programs.  That is why NYC has undertaken ambitious initiatives such as EarlyLearn NYC, … Continue reading

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Daniela is Preparing the Children in Her Program for Kindergarten with the Help of Read, Count, Grow

“It’s a very welcoming place to be” When Tanya Smith, an Educational Consultant with All Our Kin, walks into Daniela’s child care program on a pleasant Friday morning in September, the children immediately gravitate towards her. They come bright-eyed and … Continue reading

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