Tag Archives: Education

National Adoption Month: Family Child Care Providers Support All Families

November is National Adoption Month, when child welfare agencies across the country work to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Like foster families, family … 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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All Our Kin Presents at UNCF Student Leadership Conference

In June, All Our Kin’s Chief Operating Officer Erica Phillips, and Research, Evaluation and Data Specialist Ana Elisa Franco-Labarga had the honor of presenting at United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) 2017 Student Leadership Conference at Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center … 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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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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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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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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The All Our Kin Garden Project and the Urban Agriculture Movement

By Stephanie Lorek Stephanie Lorek is an advocate for urban gardens and the outdoor learning movement. As an Educational Consultant at All Our Kin, she works with child care providers in their gardens and outdoor spaces.  When people think of … Continue reading

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Lessons from the 25th Annual KIDS COUNT Data Book

On Tuesday, July 22, the Connecticut Association for Human Services and members of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus hosted a conversation with state advocates, policy makers, and parents to mark the release of the 25th annual KIDS COUNT Data … Continue reading

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With support from All Our Kin, family child care provider Maria Edith offers children art-centered learning experiences and builds a “close-knit community of families”

When Maria Edith first came to All Our Kin five years ago, she had long dreamed of running her very own child care program that provided a caring, loving, and family-like setting. Though she had worked in child care centers … Continue reading

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