Tag Archives: child care policy

Meet Natalie: All Our Kin’s New Policy Fellow

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I just started working at All Our Kin as the new Policy Fellow. I am so excited to engage with the All Our Kin community, especially the incredible family child care professionals who dedicate … Continue reading

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Affordable, High-Quality Child Care at the Forefront of Obama’s State of the Union Address, Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama’s January 20th State of the Union address was met with cheers from advocates for children and parents across the country. Why? Because his plan emphasizes the importance of policies that support American families, particularly those that would … Continue reading

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New Report Challenges States to Increase Access to Child Care Assistance

On October 22, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a new report, “Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2014.” As the authors state in the introduction, child care should be a top priority in all states: it helps … Continue reading

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If approved, new family child care agreement will increase pay and support for home-based providers

Today, Governor Dannel Malloy formally announced the conclusion of over nine months of negotiations between the State of Connecticut and the union representing our state’s family child care and family, friend, and neighbor providers. We applaud the Office of Early … Continue reading

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A new year, a renewed commitment to policies that benefit Connecticut’s children and caregivers

Many members of our state’s early childhood community were disappointed that the federal government chose not to fund Connecticut’s ambitious Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant application last month. Despite this setback, there’s reason to be excited about the … Continue reading

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Child care assistance policies: New report from the National Women’s Law Center reveals ongoing need for improvement

State child care assistance policies greatly impact the choices working parents make for their children. These policies determine which families are eligible for child care assistance, at what levels providers will be reimbursed, and how high parental co-pays will be. … Continue reading

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Honoring caregivers on May Day 2013

Did you know that today, May Day, is more than just a celebration of spring? Across the globe, May 1 is International Workers’ Day, a day to  celebrate the contributions of workers worldwide while advocating for workers’ rights. Said one … Continue reading

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All Our Kin Press Release: Innovative Solution to Jobs Crisis Demonstrates Potential for Replication Statewide

Investment in Family Child Care Training Program Boosts Local Economy; Innovative Solution to Jobs Crisis Demonstrates Potential for Replication Statewide University of Connecticut Study Shows that Every $1 Spent on Program Yields $15-20 for the Greater New Haven Region (New … Continue reading

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