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Dear Jessica,


Last week, All Our Kin's Jessica Sager stood alongside educators, parents and national leaders on Capitol Hill to call on Congress to include child care funding in the budget reconciliation package. The latest proposal by Senators Patty Murray and Tim Kaine plans to make up to $200 billion available for child care providers and families in all care settings. This proposal would be monumental for family child care and set us on the path forward to receive the long-term support needed! 

Help keep up the pressure by urging Senate leaders to make child care a top priority in the reconciliation process. There are ways you can take action! Check out this week's newsletter to see how. 

We stand with you in solidarity,

The All Our Kin Team

Federal Funding for Child Care

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Want to learn more about the latest federal child care proposal by Senator Kaine and Senator Murray? 


Call on Senate leaders to make child care a top priority in the reconciliation process. You can use our digital toolkit  to push the message across social media AND send a message today!


New York State Policy

State Payment Rates: The New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has released new market rates for child care vouchers. The rates are a major increase for family child care educators in NYC – in some cases, more than 50% higher than the old rates! This would not have been possible without the work that you did to raise your voice and demand child care funding from our state – YOU DID THIS!

See the table below for the new rates for family child care providers. Click here to see the full market rate memorandum from OCFS (rates are on page 19). 

We still do not know how or when ACS plans to implement the new rate structure. Please continue to keep an eye out for emails from OCFS and ACS with more information. As we learn more, All Our Kin will continue to share with you. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Steven at steven@allourkin.org or 718-739-1875.


June 21

Healing Together 

In light of recent events, Hanifa Washington will hold space for educators to join together for a moment to grieve, share, connect and find solace. This healing space was originally scheduled for June 7 and was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize to all those in attendance for any inconvenience this caused, and hope you will join us on June 21. 


Tuesday, June 21

7:00 p.m.


June 27

Educator Panel: Fostering a Love of Learning. 

Family child care educators play an essential role in educating young children and helping them to develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Join us for our last panel of the school year, as we explore the strategies educators use to foster curiosity, wonder, intuition, inquiry, excitement, and creativity amongst our earliest learners.


Monday, June 27

6:00 p.m.


Check out our website for all

workshops and events!

Calling all early childhood educators! Deadline to apply for the Commission on Professional Excellence in Early Childhood Education has been extended to June 17. Take part in this opportunity to develop and advance the framework for a unified, equitable early childhood system.

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WATCH: In case you missed it, check out last week’s national webinar on Federal Funding for home-based educators. All Our Kin and partner organizations discussed the newest Senate proposal and how it impacts family child care.

Come work with All Our Kin! We're seeking a Director of Movement Building and Field-Level Change & Digital Media Associate to join our team. Learn more and apply today!


Bronx: NewYork@allourkin.org

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