Tag Archives: Early Head Start

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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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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Happy 50th Birthday, Head Start!

For the past four years, All Our Kin has operated an Early Head Start – Family Child Care Partnership in collaboration with the United Way of Greater New Haven. During this time, our blog has highlighted many Early Head Start … Continue reading

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Welcome Ali! Alison Wunder Stahl Joins All Our Kin as New Haven Network Director

All Our Kin is excited to announce that we have a new New Haven Network Director! Alison Wunder Stahl comes to All Our Kin with a strong background in nonprofit management. From managing an after-school program for over 100 middle-schoolers, … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces New Investments in Early Childhood at the White House Summit on Early Education

Last Wednesday, December 10, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, corporate interests and early childhood experts assembled in Washington, D.C., for the White House Summit on Early Education. President Obama convened the Summit just three weeks after signing the new Child Care and … Continue reading

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Makayla’s Story: Early Head Start’s Impact on Three Generations

Makayla is a shy, sweet two year old who loves to learn. “She likes to play tea party and read books,” her mother Katina tells me. “She’ll copy anything you say.” A few months ago, Katina and Makayla’s father Jeremy … 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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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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“It’s a collaboration”: A dedicated family child care provider partners with a parent and professionals to give Kylie the care she needs

In December of 2011, Patricia became a foster mom to a baby girl named Kylie. “When she came to me, she was four months old,” says Patricia, “so light she was like paper.” Now two years old, Kylie is at a … Continue reading

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From Iraq to Connecticut: an All Our Kin provider helps Weam Hasan and his family put down roots in their new home

In 2009, Weam Hasan and his family came to the United States as refugees from Iraq. Weam had two children, a son and a daughter who was just 5 months old. Over the next several years, Weam’s daughter found stable, … Continue reading

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