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“Family child care is more than just caring for the children, we care for the parents and families also.”

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow All Our Kin Early Head Start Family Child Care Specialist Debra Kelly and All Our Kin Early Head Start Ambassador Parent Lakeia Moore Discuss the Importance of Parents and Caregivers Working Together A few months … Continue reading

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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

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow 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, … 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

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow 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 … 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

By Ambata Kazi-Nance, Communications Fellow 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 … 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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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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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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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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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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