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Reading with Providers, Part 1: How Provider Melissa Rivera Builds Strong Literacy Foundations for the Young Children in Her Family Child Care Program

Today’s post is the first in All Our Kin’s “Reading with Providers” series about how the family child care providers in our network promote literacy in their programs. A little over a month ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced … Continue reading

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A Vision for Every New Haven Child, by Janna Wagner

Originally posted on new haven speaks:
Over the years, I’ve started many workshops for parents and child care providers with a simple brainstorm activity.  I ask, “What are your dreams for your children, or for the children in your child…

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Celebrating the Week of the Young Child with the children in your life

This week, communities across Connecticut are celebrating young children and the parents, family members, caregivers, and teachers who support them. If you have a young child in your life, we hope you agree with this statement from Alison Gopnik, Andrew … Continue reading

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All Our Kin’s co-founders to be honored by the ACES Education Foundation

We’re thrilled to announce that All Our Kin’s co-founders and directors, Janna Wagner and Jessica Sager, will be honored this month by the ACES Education Foundation for their leadership of All Our Kin. The ACES Education Foundation is a charitable … Continue reading

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All Our Kin’s social media strategy gets a boost

At All Our Kin, we use social media—including this blog, Facebook, and Twitter—to raise awareness about the critical role of family child care and to make the voices and stories of family child care providers heard. Thanks to the Yale … Continue reading

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Providers Reflect on Garden Project at Workshop and Family Day

“The Garden Project has helped me enormously in terms of the quality and education I offer to children and families in my program.” –All Our Kin Provider Providers, families, and friends recently gathered at Common Ground to celebrate the final … Continue reading

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“A Snapshot of the Family Child Care Landscape in Connecticut” Underscores All Our Kin’s Impact

A newly-released report from Morrison Downs Associates, Inc. emphasizes All Our Kin’s impact while examining current efforts and future opportunities to support and enhance the quality of family child care across the state. The report, “A Snapshot of the Family … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 Connecticut children affected by Head Start closures as government funding lapses

Parents across Connecticut awoke on Tuesday morning to the news that our government had entered a partial shutdown, triggered by Congress’ failure to pass a Continuing Resolution for the federal budget. For some of these parents, the shutdown has had … Continue reading

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All Our Kin’s co-founders Honored by Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

We’re very excited to announce that the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame has named All Our Kin’s co-founders, Jessica Sager and Janna Wagner, as Education and Empowerment Honorees for 2013.  Janna and Jessica are being honored for their work empowering … Continue reading

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Ready for School? A Tale of Two Realities, by Amy Rothschild

Over the years, many students have contributed their talents and efforts to All Our Kin. Every few months, we’re hoping to use our blog to check in with some of these All Our Kin alums who have gone on to … Continue reading

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