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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 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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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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Kiana Hernandez, Liman Fellow: “I realized there is no better feeling than being a helping hand to those who truly need it.”

This past summer, All Our Kin had the pleasure of hosting Kiana Hernandez, a Liman Fellow from Yale College. The prestigious Liman Summer Fellowship is awarded by the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program to undergraduate students passionate about addressing inequality … Continue reading

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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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Early Childhood Education: Part of the Struggle for Social Equity

“One might expect an early childhood educator to be the first to say that preschool can be the answer to all of our nation’s problems, that it can be both an anti-poverty vaccine and an antidote to centuries of racial … Continue reading

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Reading with Providers, Part 2: A Visit to Rosella Herrera’s Family Child Care Program

Today’s post is the second in All Our Kin’s “Reading with Providers” series about how the family child care providers in our network promote literacy in their programs. On Tuesday, you learned about Melissa Rivera, an Early Head Start provider … Continue reading

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Mornings at the Museum: A space of collaboration and learning, for both children and adults

In 2002, the Connecticut Children’s Museum developed “Mornings at the Museum,” a free monthly program for family child care providers and the children in their programs. Twelve years later, the program continues: some All Our Kin providers have been attending … Continue reading

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