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All Our Kin Honors Family Child Care Providers and the Important Work They Do for Children and Families on National Provider Appreciation Day

  It’s not a coincidence that National Provider Appreciation Day falls the Friday before Mother’s Day. In fact, that was the intention of National Provider Appreciation Day’s organizers: to honor and celebrate child care providers, teachers, and other educators of … Continue reading

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A Lifelong Dream Comes to Fruition: Family Child Care Provider Deneen Brown’s Journey to Supporting Our Youngest Learners

  Deneen Brown owns and operates Mommy’s Day Care, a family child care program she opened in 2007, in Norwalk, Connecticut. Deneen is the recipient of a grant from Care@Work, Care.com’s enterprise arm that provides employees of corporate clients with access to the … Continue reading

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Love, Friendship & Black Girl Magic: All Our Kin Family Child Care Providers Celebrate Diversity and Culture in Black History Month and Beyond

  February is Black History Month. Historian and writer Carter G. Woodson created Black History Month to celebrate African American achievements and promote intellectual curiosity of African American life and history. At All Our Kin, equity and justice are at … Continue reading

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All Our Kin celebrates community building, social justice, and self-care at our largest conference yet!

By Liam Arnade-Colwill, All Our Kin intern “One hour, once a month, for one year, ask yourself: what can I do to help myself and my community?” -Alika Hope, founder of the Ray of Hope Project Our 13th Annual Conference marked … Continue reading

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Outdoor play isn’t just fun–it’s important to children’s growth and development!

By Monica Edgerton and Angela Engborg, All Our Kin Garden Consultants Spring is finally here, and it’s a great time to get children outside! At All Our Kin, we know that nature plays an important role in a child’s physical, social/emotional, … Continue reading

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Celebrating early childhood educators during Women’s History Month: “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

By Michelle Peng, All Our Kin intern March is Women’s History Month, dedicated to the phenomenal women who have broken barriers and created opportunities for those who have followed. At All Our Kin, we have been reflecting on women’s narratives … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Join Us in Celebrating Black Women Educators!

By Elise Lieberman, All Our Kin intern During Black History Month, we celebrate the work of our amazing family child care providers, many of them women of color doing one of the most important jobs there is: educating our youngest … Continue reading

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Child Care in Crisis: Connecticut’s Cautionary Tale

The following is the text of a blog written by All Our Kin CEO Jessica Sager as part of the National Women’s Law Center’s Child Care NOW guest blog series. The original blog post can be viewed here.  At the … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Ten Years Later, Flora Soto Brushes Up On Her Business Skills

Flora (Lolly) Soto has been working with children for her entire adult life, both as a family child care provider and as a parent. Together with her husband of 41 years, she has raised nine children, seven of whom she … 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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