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Hello Readers!

My name is Christina, and I am the new Policy Fellow at All Our Kin (to read Rachel’s goodbye post, click here). I am writing this post to say a formal “hello” and tell you a little bit about myself. I’m … Continue reading

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Circle of Security pilot positively impacted provider’s mental health and relationships with children, according to initial evaluation

This fall, All Our Kin offered 35 licensed family child care providers in New Haven and Fairfield counties the opportunity to participate in a pilot project using the Circle of Security-Parenting curriculum. The Circle of Security program is designed to … Continue reading

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Governor signs early childhood legislation, creating Office of Early Childhood in statute

Yesterday, at Helen Street School in Hamden, Governor Dannel Malloy signed bills formally establishing the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and expanding preschool opportunities throughout the state. The two bills signed were Public Act 14-39 and Public Act 14-41. At … Continue reading

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State Senate approves bill establishing Office of Early Childhood and advancing preschool expansion

On Friday, a bill designed to expand preschool access and move our state toward a unified, comprehensive early childhood system took a major step forward when the Senate voted to pass the proposal in a bipartisan vote (33-2). “Today, with … Continue reading

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Connecticut’s Help Me Grow Campaign for Early Screening and Intervention, by Pavita Singh and Rachel Wilf

Imagine living in a world where all children have “the opportunity to develop as optimally as possible.” This is the vision of Help Me Grow, a program of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. This spring, the Office of Early … Continue reading

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If approved, new family child care agreement will increase pay and support for home-based providers

Today, Governor Dannel Malloy formally announced the conclusion of over nine months of negotiations between the State of Connecticut and the union representing our state’s family child care and family, friend, and neighbor providers. We applaud the Office of Early … Continue reading

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A new year, a renewed commitment to policies that benefit Connecticut’s children and caregivers

Many members of our state’s early childhood community were disappointed that the federal government chose not to fund Connecticut’s ambitious Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant application last month. Despite this setback, there’s reason to be excited about the … Continue reading

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Why we need a bill establishing the Office of Early Childhood

The closing of Connecticut’s last legislative session left some very important business unfinished: the creation of a permanent, statewide Office of Early Childhood (OEC). After legislators failed to bring bipartisan legislation establishing such an Office to a vote, Governor Dannel … Continue reading

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“A Snapshot of the Family Child Care Landscape in Connecticut” Underscores All Our Kin’s Impact

A newly-released report from Morrison Downs Associates, Inc. emphasizes All Our Kin’s impact while examining current efforts and future opportunities to support and enhance the quality of family child care across the state. The report, “A Snapshot of the Family … Continue reading

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Learning, reflection, and connection at All Our Kin’s Eighth Annual Family Child Care Conference

“When you have strong women and strong communities, you have strong children,” Teresa Younger, executive director of Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, reminded an attentive crowd last Saturday morning at All Our Kin’s Eighth Annual Family Child … Continue reading

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