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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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Bridgeport provider Dionne puts her learning from All Our Kin’s Child Development Associate class into practice

Last fall, All Our Kin began training a cohort of licensed family child care providers in our Bridgeport network to obtain the CDA credential. The CDA is a rigorous, year-long course in the fundamentals of child development, which articulates to … Continue reading

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“How do I help this child?”—All Our Kin Early Head Start provider Marie describes her evolving goals as a family child care provider

It was 1999, and Marie had just learned that she was pregnant with her fourth child. Two of her young children were in school, and the third was in full-day child care while Marie worked as a Computer Aided Design … Continue reading

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“All Our Kin . . . was a blanket of security to help me feel confident as well as professional”: A family child care provider describes her experience with All Our Kin

Lottie is a family child care provider who opened her own child care business, Krayola Park, this spring after attending All Our Kin’s business series. Now, Lottie cares for infants and toddlers as a participant in All Our Kin’s Early … Continue reading

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“Caterpillar to Butterfly,” by Josie Queen

You may remember the beautiful piece that guest blogger and New Haven family child care provider Josie Queen shared on All Our Words this past December, in which she shares about the joy and love she feels as she helps … Continue reading

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“I know each of them by heart.”

As our gift to you this holiday season, we’d like to share one of our provider’s thoughts about what makes family child care special for caregivers, children, and families alike.  Many thanks to Josie Queen for beautifully articulating her experience … Continue reading

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