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Dear Friend, 


We know many of you are devastated by the racially motivated shooting in a Buffalo supermarket that left 10 people dead. We are, too. Our love and support is with the people of Buffalo who grieve the loss of pillars of their community - parents, grandparents, people known for their kind and selfless acts.


Words can be difficult to come by when Black people are repeatedly targeted, and when BIPOC, Jewish and LGBTIA+ communities also face increasing violence. Answers, which may seem elusive, feel even more challenging when the questions come from our children. Just like us, they are frightened, sad and confused. As educators and parents, we want to help them make sense of the world - and ensure they are part of the solution.


We can start by giving our children tools so that they will not only recognize racism, but disrupt it. In this week's newsletter, we've provided resources to help guide your conversations with children about what they are seeing and experiencing.  


We hope that as you find ways to care for your children, and that you also make time to care for yourselves. 


We are thinking of you.


Sending you our love, friendship and support,


The All Our Kin Team

Take Action

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All Our Kin is continuing to highlight the needs of family child care for leaders in our city. You can help spread the word about the importance of family child care on social media using this tool kit, which includes sample social media posts and graphics!

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Reignite the push for a big new federal investment in child care! New York educators and parents have a unique opportunity to ensure that Congress increases child care funding. The Senate is considering a new proposal to increase child care funding by up to $200 billion over the next six years. As Senate Majority Leader, New York Senator Schumer will decide whether to include the child care proposal in the budget reconciliation bill. It’s up to us to convince him that child care funding must be a priority. Please take two minutes to send Senator Schumer an email or call (202) 224-6542, and leave the following message:

Hello, my name is ______ and I live in New York City.  I am calling to ask Senator Schumer to include Senator Murray's new proposal to fund child care in the reconciliation bill. Thank you.

May Offerings

May 19

Lunchtime with Educators 

Join the All Our Kin Bronx team tomorrow afternoon for our bi-monthly lunchtime connection, and enjoy a presentation from our educational coaches. We look forward to coming together!


Thursday, May 19

1:30 p.m.


May 21

Spring Walks in Nature: Wave Hill

Our upcoming nature walk will take place this Saturday at Wave Hill. If you plan on attending, please make sure to register by Friday, May 20. Entrance fees will be covered for you and a guest.


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Saturday, May 21

10-12 p.m.


Check out our website for all

workshops and events!


Whether they've seen it on the news, witnessed it in person, or experienced it themselves, children are aware of racism. Here are some important resources to help children respond to race and racialized violence:

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Don’t miss the opportunity to join NAFCC’s Leaders Shaping Leaders year long Fellowship! Deadlines have been extended to May 20.


Calling all early childhood educators! You can help develop and advance the framework for a unified, equitable early childhood system. The Commission on Professional Excellence in Early Childhood Education is seeking educator representatives to join the coalition as full-voting members. 

Applications are open until May 27 and all expenses to participate will be covered. 




Learn more about the NYS Budget for child care! Check out the slides and recording from All Our Kin’s NYS Budget Debrief conversation with New York Policy Director Steven Morales, our friends at ECE on the Move and our budget explainer here.

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On Monday, May 9th, the All Our Kin community joined with educators around the country for “A Day Without Child Care.” We joined ECE on the Move for a Press Conference at City Hall, followed by an event in Crotona Park, where educators came out to show our elected officials how important child care is to our community. Check out some photos here and tweet Senator Schumer telling him that we need Congress to invest in child care! 


Bronx: NewYork@allourkin.org

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