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All Our Kin Attends Care4Kids Rally on the Heels of a Victory for CT’s Working Families

Good news! Child care providers, parents, advocates, and community partners joined our advocacy efforts to save Care4Kids, and it paid off: working families who are currently receiving Care4Kids, and who remain eligible at redetermination, will stay on the program! Over … 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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Making Quality Possible: Jessica Sager Featured in a Q&A at New America Ed Central

Last week, All Our Kin Executive Director Jessica Sager spoke with New America’s Aaron Loewenberg about All Our Kin’s history, our new study (which Aaron had written about previously in a different article), and the importance of investing in family … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Advocates Ask CT Legislators to Invest in Critical Programs

“Spending on early childhood is our best investment in the future.” Study after study has borne out this message, and few people would disagree that supporting children during their earliest years has a deep, far-reaching impact. However, this year in … Continue reading

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Affordable, High-Quality Child Care at the Forefront of Obama’s State of the Union Address, Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama’s January 20th State of the Union address was met with cheers from advocates for children and parents across the country. Why? Because his plan emphasizes the importance of policies that support American families, particularly those that would … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces New Investments in Early Childhood at the White House Summit on Early Education

Last Wednesday, December 10, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, corporate interests and early childhood experts assembled in Washington, D.C., for the White House Summit on Early Education. President Obama convened the Summit just three weeks after signing the new Child Care and … Continue reading

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Momentum Builds Around Two-Generation Approaches to Battling Poverty

Although Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the country, it contains pockets of tremendous poverty. Parents struggle to access the resources they need to give their children quality experiences, and children experience toxic stress that can negatively alter … 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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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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Goodbye To Ana

For the last ten months, Ana Rader has been a vital part of the All Our Kin team, championing family child care providers, families and children online and in person. Now, Ana will bring her passion, her skill, and her … Continue reading

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