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HEAR FROM OUR STAFF FOR AOK UPDATES

Dear Jessica,


Right now, members of Congress are deciding what should stay in the President’s Build Back Better plan and what will be cut. To pass the bill, leaders agreed to cut its overall size, and they are currently trying to make the numbers work. Everything – including child care and early learning — is on the table. Raising our collective voice is more important than ever! Check this week’s newsletter to learn more about how you can prevent cuts to child care and early learning! 


As you may know, All Our Kin has joined as one of the Office of Early Childhood's Family Child Care Networks! These staffed family child care networks are designed to support educators throughout the Connecticut community. As we continue to offer all of our services, we need your help in completing this agreement to show your participation. Your involvement shows us and the OEC how many educators are actively participating in AOK's networks. We encourage all licensed FCC providers, assistants or substitutes and unlicensed educators in the licensing toolkit program to complete the form. If you have any questions, please contact the site closest to you.


All Our Kin is partnering with 60 Decibels, a customer research company, to conduct phone surveys with educators who use our services. You may receive a call from a representative from 60 Decibels this month. While this survey is voluntary, we would value your feedback as it will help us identify opportunities to improve our services. If you have already received a call and participated in the survey, we thank you for taking the time and providing us feedback.


Lastly, we’re extremely excited to start welcoming our family of educators back into our offices on Tuesday, November 2nd. All office visits are by appointments only, and to keep with safety protocols, we encourage you to read our COVID-19 safety guidelines.


For all webinars, training opportunities and upcoming events, make sure to visit the All Our Kin website for the latest. We look forward to seeing you soon — in-person or online.


On behalf of the entire All Our Kin team, we continue to send our love, friendship and support.


In Solidarity,

The All Our Kin Team

Tell Congress to Invest in

Child Care!


For months the President has advocated for historic investments in the Care Infrastructure — including child care and early learning — but some members of Congress believe it’s too expensive. To reach a compromise, Congressional leaders have agreed to cut the overall size of the bill. Now they’re deciding what stays in and what comes out and everything is on the table. Your voice and the voices of families you work with are urgently needed to prevent cuts to child care and early learning. Click here to send a message to Congress – it’s easy and will only take a few minutes. Please do this even if you’ve already shared your views with Congress. Then, invite the families you work with to join you, because we’re all in this together!

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Child Care for Connecticut Campaign

Join All Our Kin and other organizations to launch a statewide campaign to reshape, reimagine and grow childcare for Connecticut’s children, parents and families! 


The time is now to build sustained public support for high-quality, affordable child care for kids of all ages that is available to every family who needs it. In the setting of their choice, provided by well-trained and properly-compensated early educators. The virtual launch of the campaign is on Wednesday, October 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT
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Covid-19 Vaccine Webinar

If you missed our discussion with Dr. Stephen McDonald on Covid-19, vaccine options, side effects and safety considerations for early child care providers, you can catch the replay here.

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Intro to Sparkler

Join your friends at All Our Kin to learn about Sparkler — a free mobile tool for CT families that helps parents check in on their children's early learning and access mobile developmental screening and support. In this workshop, the Sparkler and 211 Child Development teams will share the app and help you learn how to use it to support your families.

SIGN UP TODAY
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All About My Child

Check out this great tool to help educators learn what's special and/or important to each child and family.

LEARN MORE

Contact:

Bridgeport: Bridgeport@allourkin.org; 203-392-4574

Danbury: Danbury@allourkin.org; 203-690-9726

New Haven: NewHaven@allourkin.org; 203-301-8473

Stamford/Norwalk: StamfordNorwalk@allourkin.org; 203-690-9726   

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