Tag Archives: family child care providers

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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NPR Highlights Need for Investing in Rural Family Child Care Providers

This week on NPR News, reporter Solvejg Wastvedt shines a spotlight on family child care providers in Tioga County, a rural area in the state of New York. In areas like Tioga County that have very low population density, commercial … 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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Pili’s Montessori-Inspired Program Flourishes in Westville

Today is the first day of the Great Give, a 36-hour, community-wide online giving event that celebrates the work of nonprofit organizations serving the greater New Haven region. Between now and tomorrow (May 6) at 8pm, every dollar you give … Continue reading

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Child Care Provider Dionne Lamothe Sings at the United Nations to Commemorate the Five Year Anniversary of Haiti’s Devastating Earthquake

The family child care providers in All Our Kin’s network come from all walks of life. Some have been working with young children all their lives. Others, like Dionne Lamothe, an All Our Kin provider in Bridgeport, have had long … Continue reading

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Bridgeport Provider Natasha Auguste-Williams Addresses Guests At Our 2014 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Benefit

On Thursday, December 4, All Our Kin hosted our third annual benefit at Bridgeport’s Bijou Theatre celebrating our work with family child care providers in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Norwalk. Natasha Auguste-Williams, one of the dedicated providers in our Bridgeport network, … Continue reading

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The Garden Project’s Final Celebration and Family Day, by Stephanie Lorek

 All Our Kin’s Garden Project is a two-year enrichment program offered to Family Child Care Providers who want to enhance their outdoor curriculum through gardening. Providers learn about the important role that nature plays in a child’s physical, cognitive, and … Continue reading

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Wages for Housework? Four Divergent Perspectives Highlighted in The New York Times

The New York Times recently published a “Room for Debate” column featuring four different perspectives on the topic “Wages for Housework.” The premise of the debate: that housework – including child care – is generally unpaid labor, except when others … Continue reading

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“Not Just Any Day Care”: New Haven Provider Lottie Brown Shares Her Story at our Kinship in New Haven Benefit

On Thursday, October 16, All Our Kin hosted its annual Kinship in New Haven benefit at Bentara Restaurant. We invited Lottie Brown, a child care provider based in New Haven, to say a few words about her decision to start … 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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