Tag Archives: literacy

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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Reading with Providers, Part 3: All Our Kin co-founder Janna Wagner on how child care providers can promote literacy in their programs

This is the third post in our “Reading with Providers” series about how the family child care providers in our network promote literacy in their programs. On Friday, you learned about Rosella Herrera, a family child care provider who has … 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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Mornings at the Museum: A space of collaboration and learning, for both children and adults

In 2002, the Connecticut Children’s Museum developed “Mornings at the Museum,” a free monthly program for family child care providers and the children in their programs. Twelve years later, the program continues: some All Our Kin providers have been attending … Continue reading

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All in a week’s work: Two Yalies spend spring break at All Our Kin

Last week, All Our Kin was extremely fortunate to have two enthusiastic, bright Yale undergrads spend their spring break working at All Our Kin. Read on to learn about their experiences with us. My name is Jennifer Lunceford and I … Continue reading

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Making a snowy day into a learning experience for children

On Monday, ‘Punxsutawney Phil’ the groundhog may have predicted that spring is on its way, but according to weather forecasts the week will end with lots of snow on Friday.  If you’re a parent or caregiver and can’t bear the thought of … Continue reading

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3 simple steps to increase children’s school readiness: “Read a book. Ask a question. Start a conversation.”

When I was in first and second grade, we had a beloved time block on our daily schedule for S.S.R, Silent Sustained Reading.  During this time, each student would pick out a book, find a patch of carpet to cuddle … Continue reading

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